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NATO vs PRChina: Offense Changping, November 2011(beta) - 7/23/2014 10:49:22 AM   
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Offense Changping by Nikolai Ezhov

A fictitious campaign between the Coalition Forces(NATO + Russia) and China People's Liberation Army(PLA) in central China area.
Terrain modified from the scenario <<XUZHOU 1948>>.

Backgrounds - timeline:

2008 - The financial crisis turned into a global economical disaster. Ultra-nationalism in China grew.
2010.7 - The Russo-China relationship broke down. Anti-Russia movements arose in China. Russian found Siberia threatened by China.
2010.12 - The United States decided that the Communist Party of China(CPC) could no longer hold the growing ultra-nationalism -- which was then transforming into extremely right - wing fanaticism, which confirmed the necessity of force intervention.
2011.2 - Military staffs from both the US and RU Armed Force decided the invasion plan -- codenamed Project Hannibal.
2011.8 - The General Staff Department of People's Republic of China defined Offense Plan Chibi, which aimed to repel the assuming Russian Invasion and then to take (literately "retake") Vladivostok.
2011.9.11 - A train loading the representative attending the 3rd phrase for the demarcation of the Russian-Chinese border was blew up. 126 people were killed, 68 more wounded. It was alleged that Russian Spetznaz personnel should be responsible for this terrorist attack, however the truth that never been disclosed was that the criminals were four PLA officers (one major, two captains and a lieutenant, who were all extreme nationalists) without the directive from any authority or organization.
2011.9.21 - Both RU and PRC began partly mobilization.
2011.9.26 - The first phrase of Project Hannibal -- Operation Carpathian-Alps -- was a go. Russian tank crossed Russo-Chinese border. Beijing lost to Russian VDV troops.
2011.9.27 - The Offense Chibi, started late last night, was a miserable failure. 3 PLA Armies in Shenyang MD were almost destroyed.
2011.9.29 - The first NATO unit -- the US 3rd MEF landed south of Shanhaiguan.
2011.10.12 - the PLA 16th, 39th and 40th Army were destroyed north of Shanhaiguan.
2011.10.15 - The second phrase of Project Hannibal -- Operation Bug-Donets -- was a go. The Third US Army (composing of US III Corps(1AD, 1CD, 1ID, 4ID), US VI Corps(3AD, 26ID, 27ID), US XVIII Corps(10MD, 82ABD, 101AAD, 25ID)) advanced south toward Jinan.
2011.10.19 - UK forces -- the 1st UK Armoured Division -- landed in Tanggu. So did 3 brigades of Army of Czech Republic: 4th Rapid-Deployment Brigade "Edvard Benes", 7th Mechanized Brigade "Jan Zizka" and 9th Armored Brigade "Ludvík Svoboda".
2011.10.27 - Xuzhou lost to the RU 2nd Guard Tank Army, while Handan was taken by the US III Corps. III Corps advanced deeper south in order to seize Xuzhou.
2011.11.1 - Offense Changping began.

Scenario:

Date: November 1st-December 4th, 2011
Area: Xuzhou, China
Map Scale: 5km/hex
Time Scale: 1 day per turn
Unit Scale: Battalion/Regiment/Brigade
Unit Color and OOB:
RED - PRChina: 733 Units
Red on Yellow: China People's Liberation Army (PLA)
38th Army
----112nd Mechanized Division
----113rd Mechanized Division
----114th Mechanized Division(recently formed)
----6th Armored Division(2nd formation)
----Artillery Brigade
----Air Defense Brigade
----Special Operation Brigade
27th Army
----13th Armored Brigade
----80th Motorized Brigade
----82nd Motorized Brigade
----235th Mechanized Brigade(2nd formation)
----188th Mechanized Brigade
----27th Artillery Brigade
----Air Defense Brigade
1st Army
----1st Mechanized Division
----3rd Motorized Brigade(Amphibious)
----178th Mechanized Brigade
----10th Armored Brigade(Amphibious)
----9th Artillery Brigade
----Air Defense Brigade
----5th Aviation Brigade
60th Army(newly formed)
----179th Mechanized Division
----182nd Mechanized Division
----181st Motorized Division
----15th Armored Brigade
----16th Armored Brigade
----Air Defense Brigade
65th Army(remnants)
----1st Armored Division
----193rd Motorized Division
----196th Motorized Brigade
----10th Artillery Brigade
----Air Defense Brigade
68th Army(newly formed)
----202nd Mechanized Division
----203rd Mechanized Division
----204th Motorized Division
----9th Armored Divison
----12th Artillery Division
----Air Defense Brigade
15th Corps
----45th Airborne Division
17th Corps
----49th Mechanized Division
----50th Mechanized Division
----51th Motorized Division
----Independent Tank Regiment
----Air Defense Regiment
Green on Yellow: China Police Armed Forces (CAPF)
----2nd CAPF Mobile Division
----128th CAPF Mobile Division
----181st CAPF Mobile Division
Yellow on Yellow: China People's Liberation Army's Air Force (PLAAF)
----PLAAF NANJING
----PLAAF GUANGDONG
----PLAAF CHENGDU
Blue one Yellow: China People's Liberation Army's Navy Air Force (PLANAF)
----PLANAF DONGHAI
Blue - Coalition Forces: 333 Units
Black on Olive: United States Army
US III Corps
----1st Armored Division
----1st Cavalry Division
----1st Infantry Division
----4th Infantry Division
----5th Infantry Division(newly activated)
----89th Military Police Brigade
----41st Fires Brigade
----75th Fires Brigade
----212nd Fires Brigade
----214th Fires Brigade
----36th Engineer Brigade
----3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
US VXIII Corps
----4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team(IBCT), 10th Mountain Division
----1st Airborne Infantry Brigade Combat Team(ABIBCT), 82nd Airborne Division
White on Light red: Army of Czech Republic
----7th Mechanized Brigade "Jan Zizka"
----10th Mechanized Birgade "Jan Hus"
White on Brown: United Kingdom Army
1st Armoured Division
----7th Armoured Brigade
----12th Armoured Brigade
----22rd Armoured Brigade
7th Armoured Division
----4th Armoured Brigade
----33th Armoured Brigade
Gold on Dark red: Russian Ground Force
58th Army
----42nd Guards Motor Rifle Division
White on Blue: United States Navy
Blue on Light green: United States Air Force
Brown on Dark red: Russian Air Force
Other colors are for the NATO Joint air force from Czech, Italy and UK.
*Many units are considered as mobilizing units, which are not exist in the real.

The war in China have been 35 days -- 35 days that the PLA forces facing a miserable disaster. The whole area of northern China have lost, and since the Armies defending Manchuria being wiped out, it is only a matter of time when the Dongbei provinces will fall to the Russian's hand. In central China, the Coalition Forces lead by the Third United States Army (III Corps, V Corps, XVIII Corps) is advancing south to take the Bridgehead of Nanjing and the port of Lianyungang. On October 29th, Kaifeng, Luoyang and Dezhou fell to the Coalition simultaneously, the defeat of 43rd and 54th Army in the west spoiled the whole defense plan of the PLA Army Group Huanghuai, and the flank of the PLA armies in the east were compromised too. To make the things worse, the newly constructed Long River defense line is far from complete, the Army Group must hold fast before the line from Wuhan to Shanghai is fully operational.
During the last days of October, the PLA had concentrated 4 armies in the East front in order to rescue the 26th and 67th Army surrounded in Shandong peninsula. However after the fall of Luoyang the PLA had to abandon Jining and the rescue plan itself to retreat further to Xuzhou, therefore the PLA forces in Xuzhou area was dramatically added to 6 armies and a corps. Thus, General Huang Wanping, commander of PLA Army Group Huanghuai, planned for an offense operation in this theater to annihilate the US III Corps.
The Coalition had some clues about the concentration ahead of Xuzhou-Nanjing axis, but was never clear of its purpose. By November 1st the US III Corps are divided into 2 axis and advanced along both side of Weishan Lake, which favored the PLA's plan, as then the Chinese Forces can destroy them separately.
On this battlefield of less than 40 thousand square kilometers the PLA commits 6 Armies, 1 Corps, 4 Divisions composing of 3000 tanks, 5800 APCs and 5500 artillery pieces! The Coalition Forces also have 1400 latest tank, 4550 APCs and 2700 artillery pieces. This battle will definitely determine the fate of China and all Chinese people.
Early on November 1st 2011, As the PLA Special Forces sabotaged the bridge connecting both sides of the Weishan Lake, Offense Changping is a go!


TOE:

The TOE of PLA Armies is terribly complicated, that means both in reality and in this scenario, typically in reality. In fact, some elite heavy units will operate the oldest tanks (e.g., 113rd MechDiv. is still operating the first variant of Type-59 tank) , some newly formed type-B formation may have modern type-96 or type-99 tank (e.g. 235th MechBde.); some units operates the newest tank and the oldest APC (235th MechBde., Type-99 tank + Type-63 APC); some just the opposite; sometimes a Motorized formation (which means it uses trucks to transport troops) even have IFVs instead of trucks, however still holding the organization of a motorized unit(4 infantry battalions and 1 tank battalion of 51 tanks comparing with 4 infantry battalions and 2 tank battalions of 31 tanks each)...I've tried my best to "recreate" the existing armies' organization in the middle of 2011(as the PLA are undergoing a large-scale reforming during these years, organizations and designations are changing almost every month) and "mock up" the fictitious mobilizing armies, divisions and brigades, but it is just base on my own knowledge and assumption.


Equipment:

As there are many omissions in TOAW's default equipment list, I have to make my own .eqp file to add about 5 dozen of equipment (such as HMMWV, Stryker and varies of PLA vehicles). There is also some fictitious equipment which didn't make it into service in reality, however may do in a world of total conflict, e.g.:
HMMWV CKEM SPATGM: A HMMWV equipped with Lookheed-Martin CKEM Kinetic Energy Anti-tank Missile to replace TOW missile.
F-35B
AH-64E: also armed with CKEM
M1A3: M1A1 Abrams with digital modification

Works to do:

1/ More news to be designed

2/ Theater Opinions
Coaltion Forces:
1)
Commit 1st MEF
Turn 10-15
1st Marine Expeditionary Force arrived at Jinan on November 9th to help the Russian 29th Army to secure the Shandong peninsula. If requested, it may divert south to save the Army boys' ass in two days(turns). However it's not yet decided how much VP penalty it should cost.


3/ Balance not yet tested






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