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Shanghai in Flames CBI (id:#56367)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `97 ID:A 110)
Prior Publication: MMP: Origins `96 Scenario
See Also: Shanghai in Flames by Multi-Man Publishing
Designer: Kevin Meyer
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
After two months of heavy fighting in and around Shanghai, the Chinese Army was forced to retreat to the south bank of Suzhou Creek. Covering the retreat was the 524th Regiment of the Chinese 88th Division led by Lt.-Col. Hsieh Chin-yuan. The regiment held its positions around the Four-Bank Warehouse -- a reinforced-concrete warehouse owned by four commercial banks. In the middle of the burning Zhabei district, soldiers of the 524th prepared to write their own heroic destiny as thy faced the advancing Japanese Shanghai Expeditionary Army.
Attacker: Japanese (16th Division)
Defender: Chinese (524th Infantry Regiment)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Shanghai, China 1937-10-27
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:18.0 D:17.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: 4 Random Blaze locations. D: Fortify 3 locations in Factory Bldg 20E7.
Map Board(s): 1 20
Overlays: NONE
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RJenulis Added a playing2019-11-27 16:35:07
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-10-28 19:18:37
hoxson1 Modified the overview2019-10-28 19:16:35
Pte Parts Added a playing2019-06-12 23:32:26
Pte Parts Rated the scenario2019-06-12 23:28:48
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2019-06-08(A) Shane Pask vs Chinese winChinese filled the factory with most of their squads. I found out that a couple of MG nests were outside as my two top leaders failed 1MC in different attacks and died on turn 2. Almost ready to admit defeat while still outside the factory on turn 5 but once inside luck changed and the Chinese withered. Japanese won 2/3 CC on last turn but the lost one gave Chinese the victory.
2018-10-28(D) Doug McMullen vs Steve Steinmetz Chinese winA great scenario. The perfect first PTO scenario to try out the Japanese. All infantry and no jungle terrain -- but so interesting you don't mind the lack of toys. A few notes: 1. The scenario seems to play with a slight Chinese edge. The scenario-suggested balance to help the Japanese is awful IMO (I've played this three times now) It's much too heavy and ruins the scenario. Instead, in this latest playing I took the Chinese but for balance I took no OB granted dummies. A light balance. Steve's Japanese had the game won but couldn't roll a 10 or less on the final CC -- and I squeaked out a victory. That seems pretty balanced! 2. Chinese player should note that Kindling is NOT NA. Creative kindling should be a part of the defender's arsenal (*arson*al?) 3. As a first PTO this is often played by newer players -- if that applies to you, be sure to review the rule book for the Factory rules -- these are easy to overlook but are crucial to the scenario being played correctly.
2017-12-26(A) Christian Knudsen vs Mark Sockwell Chinese winA super-fun scenario that I highly recommend to anybody. Mark pulled it off by absolutely refusing to break a squad in one of the fortified locations, even after being encircled. Even so it came down to the last CC, which I couldn't pull off. What a blast!
2017-07-04(A) David Garvin vs Jim Thompson Chinese winI'm attacking as Japanese. First, after failing to pass even NMCs during my initial rush, striping a bunch of guys, but carrying on due to the massive firepower coming up, I blast away. A 2 MC on 2 of his defending elite squads! This is it! I'm going to crack his wall and pour through. Heck, I even have his rout paths blocked! They will have to run upstairs and get upper level surrounded! Wait! A roll! "4". He passes! That's ok, I he hit my SAN. Next roll. "2". OK, hold on, first my SAN. Oh, look, on a dr I get higher than either of his DR. So, let's see the HOB roll: "3". Hero. Towel, I toss you in. Games like this one are infuriating. But, as always, there are those that keep bringing you back. I'll be back
2017-03-30(A) leo zhu vs Erwin Lau Japanese winAfter 89 files changed by Email,JAP defended CHN with a gloriousvictory!
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Avg Rating: 7.94Votes: 18
Views: 6812
To-Play list count: 2
Estimated Play time: 5.3 hours
Recorded Games: 12
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Shanghai in Flames [Confirmed]
[A] Chinese 52
[D] Japanese 31
Sunday 15 December 2019 10:25:03 AM  (c)dramsey 2019