The Japanese offensive in early 1938 was designed to link their northern force from Beijing with their central force from Nanjing. The two forces were to meet west of Xuzhou, this severing the Lunghai corridor and the railroad which ran from the coast to Xian. Alert to this threat, Chinese leaders massed their forces in the Xuzhou area. In mid-march, the Japanese 10th Division launched an attack from Yihsien to take Taierzhunag in preparation for the southward drive on Xuzhou. Standing in their way, however, was the Chinese 31st Division. . .
Attacker: Japanese (10th Infantry Division)
Defender: Chinese (31st Infantry Division)
Turns: 7.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
North of Taierzhuang, China 1938-03-23
Squads: A:18.0 D:20.0
AFVs: A:10 Type 89B CHI-RO x 2 Type 91 x 4 Type 92 x 2 Type 94 Tt x 2
Guns: A:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2 D:4 3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 3 37mm PP obr. 15R x 1 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 1