Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
1st in a series of 2.
Peter has been hard at work. Here is what he and I came up with for China Areas of Operation and Land Regions therein.
AO China Northwest: Sining & Kansu LRs.
AO China North Central: Shensi, Shansi, Honan, & Ordos Desert LRs.
AO China Northeast: Hopeh & Shantung LRs.
We wanted to use mountains and river lines for borders. In most cases we used mountain lines, because they stronger and do not disappear in snow like the river lines do. The borders are primarily for defense, favoring whichever side holds the hexes in 1939. So, the Chinese get most of the best defensive borders in the west and the Japanese in the east.
In the north the Japanese try to capture all the Communist Chinese cities so the CC have no place for their reinforcements to arrive. They jump off from either Hopeh, going through Shansi, or from Shantung, going through Honan. Their objective is to take Shensi, Kansu, and then finish up with Sining and Ningsia.
Anyhow, that is my logic for the AOs and LRs I have outlined.
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