The Japanese offensive on the 8th secured the northern and eastern portion of the city but failed to secure a major breakthrough into the rest of the city. Chinese civilians either fled to any Chinese troops they could find or were shot by the Japanese, while buildings all across the city were damaged or destroyed. The Japanese secured their positions and prepared for a second day of battle to take the rest of the city. During the night, Chinese cavalry moved some troops into new positions to aid the rest of their troops to escape westward. The Chinese were now ready to fight.
Attacker: Chinese (1st Cavalry Battalion, 110th Regiment, Northern Nationalist Army)
Defender: Japanese (23rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Tsinan, Shantung Province, China 1928-05-09
Squads: A:20.5 D:20.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:1 Cannone da 70/15 x 1 D:0 Year-11 Type Flat-Trajectory Infantry Gun x 1 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2