Tension between China and Japan over Manchuria was increasing. The deteriorating situation prompted the Japanese to order Chinese puppet forces under their control to move on Harbin, but these forces were defeated. Simultaneously, Japanese forces attacked from the south and conquered hundreds of miles of territory and destroyed several Chinese formations en route to Harbin. General Chao, along with others, formed the Jilin Defense Army in order to prevent the fall of the city. They asked for civilian volunteers, who came out in strength to add to the number of regulars, and the Jilin Defense Army soon totaled over 30,000. This army represented the last significant Chinese force remaining in Manchuria. Meanwhile, the Japanese 2nd Division with attached armor was ordered to rescue the Chinese puppet forces and attack Harbin.
Attacker: Japanese (Elements of Armored Battlegroup, 2nd Infantry Division)
Defender: Chinese (Elements of Jilin Defense Army)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: Japanese Night: No
Harbin, Manchuria 1932-02-04
Squads: A:15.0 D:12.0
AFVs: A:10 FT-17M(f) x 2 Type 97 Tr x 5 NC27 Otsu (M) x 2 NC27 Otsu (C) x 1
Guns: A:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 1 D:2 Cannone da 70/15 x 2