Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Manchuria, 1945

A bit of background for our upcoming game...

There are 10 episodes in all.  Worth watching, as generally there has been very little coverage of this brief- but breathtakingly successful- campaign.

Given the numbers involved, and  the nature of the operations, the butcher's bill on the Soviet side was remarkably low.   The distances covered were vast, and the campaign was fought over a surprisingly varied terrain; from desert and mountains to inhospitable marshland.  It involved sweeping tank manoeuvres, resupply from the air, urban fighting, attacks on fortifications, and amphibious landings.

In fact it seems to have a lot more wargames potential than would at first be apparent.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Thanks for the heads up Robert. An interesting watch.

von Peter himself