From: Red China
Manchuria campaign may be too tough for the Japanese...
I played my own Sino-Soviet 69 version (a "basing on historical" version) with my friend for 5 times. Each time the Harbin and Changchun is abandoned at the very first turn, or the defenders would lost all its garrisons in a huge pocket. And after Changchun, Shenyang is only a matter of time...
Considering that the PLA in 1969 was much stronger that the Kwantougun in 1945, and the later suffered a very bad strategic situation at the beginning of the operation, it should be nearly impossible for the Japanese to hold even one of the major cities in the AO, including Port Arthur and Peking.
But I believe that the scenario must be interesting.
Yes, it's going to be an interesting scenario, still remember the scenes in movie "Purple Sunset", T34/85 rolling down a dirt road, exchanging fire with Japanese AT Gun.
the scenario can be balanced with VP and victory condition, just as Neilster suggested.
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