As the main strike group in the Transbaial region, the 6th Guards Tank Army was ordered to strike aggressively across the Greater Khingan Mountains. Kravchneko decided his forward detachments would begin the offensive four hours before the main forces would move forward, a move which was successful in achieving surprise. The result was a headlong advance of some 120 to 150 kilometers as Kravchenko’s troops crossed terrain considered by the Japanese to be untrafficable by large armored forces. As the Russians brushed aside all resistance on the approach to Mukden, the Japanese desperately threw in an ad-hoc infantry unit and the 34th and 35th Tank Regiments to stem the tide. . .
Attacker: Russian (Elements of Kravchenkos 6th Guards Tank Army, 5th Guards Tank Corps)
Defender: Japanese (ad hoc infantry unit and the 1st Independent Tank Brigade, 34th and 35th Tank Regiment)