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The Marco Polo Bridge Incident CBI (id:#61769)
(Best of Friends ID:BoF01)
Prior Publication: FrF17 Friendly Fire Pack 3
See Also: The Marco Polo Bridge Incident by Friendly Fire
Designer: Martin Svärd
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In July 1937, Beijing was surrounded by Japanese-controlled territory. Only the southern road with the ancient Marco Polo Bridge was still free of the enemy. If this last of the Beijing approaches fell into Japanese hands, the whole city would be lost. Japanese troops were stationed on the eastern side of the bridge and the Chinese on the western side. - - - - In this 5-turn scenario, Japanese infantry and tankettes slug it out with Chinese infantry and a lone armored car. The Japanese try to put themselves in the best situation possible before the inevitable negotiations begin by controlling as large a bridgehead and capturing as many prisoners as possible.
Attacker: Japanese (117th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division and 221st Mechanized Squadron)
Defender: Chinese (219th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division)  
Turns: 5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Wanping, China 1937-07-08
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:11.0 D:24.0
AFVs: A:2
Type 94 Tt x 2

Type 22 x 1

Guns: A:0
Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A: no HIP, set up on ground level only, 2 Chinese prisoner sqds under Guard
Map Board(s): 8 22
Overlays: NONE
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Latest Updates:
hoxson1 Modified the overlays2019-08-02 11:57:58
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-08-02 11:57:47
Tomkrny Added a playing2019-02-18 15:52:38
RJenulis Added a playing2018-12-31 00:55:30
TomAbromaitis Added a playing2018-01-15 18:30:57
Last Played:
2018-01-15(D) Tom Abromaitis vs Austin Brace Japanese win
2017-11-03(A) Tom Kearney vs Lindsey Murillo Japanese winThe Japanese eked out a victory.
2017-10-07(D) Richard Jenulis vs Rich Domovic Chinese winASLOK 2017
2017-03-18(D) Dan Best vs Sarah Sacket Chinese winMarch Madness 2017
2016-10-26(A) Tom Abromaitis vs Brandon B. Japanese winGood fun. A bit tedious with the Japanese trying to take prisoners at every turn, but a very interesting scenario.
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Marco Polo Bridge
Avg Rating: 7.04Votes: 26
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To-Play list count: 4
Estimated Play time: 4.6 hours
Recorded Games: 19
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The Marco Polo Bridge Incident [Confirmed]
[A] Japanese 5
[D] Chinese 7
Thursday 17 October 2019 06:04:32 AM  (c)dramsey 2019