Eighty years on – 4th September 1939

(being a day-by day report of a solo wargame campaign)

Japan vs China

Background (from Wikipedia)

The Second Sino-Japanese War was fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945. It began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 in which a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops escalated into a battle. Some sources in the modern People’s Republic of China date the beginning of the war to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931.

Plans

Japan will need to transport troops from the home islands.  So all 8 IPC points are allocated to transport ships.  1 transport ship group is ordered for construction by 1st October.

1st Japanese infantry Corps attacked 1st Chinese Infantry Corps.  (6 vs 6).  The Japanese were repulsed and retreated into Manchuria.

Background image copyright Milton Bradley/Hasbro