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Melee Near the Coast CBI (id:#60688)
(BFP 3: Blood and Jungle ID:BFP-30)
Designer: Chas Smith
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On August 23, the SEF, led by Iwane Matsui, landed in Liuhe, Wusong (吳淞), and Chuanshakou. Chiang Kai-shek had expected these coastal towns to be vulnerable to Japanese landings and ordered Chen Cheng to reinforce the area with the 18th Army. However, the Chinese were no match for Japanese firepower. The Japanese almost always began their amphibious assaults with heavy naval and air bombardment of the Chinese coastal defense works and trenches. It was not unheard of for the Chinese to lose an entire garrison to such bombardments. However, the Chinese would reinforce almost immediately to counter the Japanese troops who had just made their landing after the bombardment. In the two weeks that followed, the Chinese and Japanese troops fought bitter battles in the numerous towns and villages along the coast. The Chinese troops fending off the amphibious assaults had only their small-caliber weapons to depend on, and were not sufficiently supported by the ROCAF and the almost nonexistent Chinese navy. They paid heavily for the defense. An entire regiment could be reduced to just a few men in action.
Attacker: Japanese (Elements of 3rd Infantry Division, Shanghai Expeditionary Force)
Defender: Chinese (Elements of 18th Army)  
Turns: 7     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
South of Liuhe, China 1937-08-25
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:16.0 D:17.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0
Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 3
Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: PTO, LJ (Exc: Huts are Buildings) All buildings wooden. Banzai NA Turn 1.
Map Board(s): 32 47
Overlays: NONE
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RJenulis Added a playing2019-11-18 23:44:38
buckleys78 Added a playing2019-10-15 15:24:44
buckleys78 Rated the scenario2019-10-14 21:43:15
RJenulis Added a playing2019-07-15 23:34:27
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-07-03 16:33:47
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2019-10-13(D) Steve Buckley vs Greg Barsness Chinese winI tried to sacrifice squads here and there to delay how fast Greg's IJA took the front 6 buildings and the Level 2 hill. This barely gave my reinforcements time to get to the back 6 buildings. Greg had some great ROF with those #$%^ knee mortars (they have WF even in '37); but that was balanced out by a few 12's rolled on MC's of his 447's and some of my low DFF rolls that bypassed his striping. Game was decided on the last turn CC when my Chinese Dare Death squad lead a leader and 2 other squads to retake Greg's 10th building, denying him the win.
2017-07-28(A) Dan Best vs Richard Burton Chinese winSt. Louis Tournament
2017-07-28(D) Kermit Mullins vs Rob Wirthlin Japanese winSTL Tournament. My Chinese held for three turns then crumbled and that was that.
2017-05-29(A) Dave Mareske vs Dan Best Chinese winTough slow advance with the Japanese winning very few CCs.
2016-09-24(A) Jeff Waldon vs Frank Tozier Japanese winVASL - A steady Japanese advance with plenty of hand to hand fighting, but no banzai, cleared the Chinese from the victory buildings and blocked the reinforcements. A last turn Chinese counterattack was brave yet fruitless.
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Estimated Play time: 5.3 hours
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Melee Near the Coast [Confirmed]
[A] Chinese 64
[D] Japanese 60
Thursday 05 December 2019 09:42:44 PM  (c)dramsey 2019