Hi all, this is an AAR of a fictional scenario of mine, set in an entirely made-up world populated with a dozen big rival nations separated by smaller protectorates and buffer states for which the big nations fight over.
In this scenario, the forces of the Indian Raj battles those of the Union of Vietnamese Socialist Republics. It's a simple scenario designed more to test the various variables (hex scale, time scale, equipment, command structure) than anything: a frontal assault on a river front. There is also some very light scripting in form of reinforcements later in the game.
To test the scenario I've played it in hotseat mode.
CROSSING OF THE IWADRA
7th June 1940
Indian Raj vs Union of Vietnamese Socialist Republics
Following the Khmer Revolution in the Irrawadi Republic, the Irrawadi has severed their ties with the Indian Raj and announced their affiliation to the UVSR. The Raj did not appreciate this, and has sent an Assault Corps to overthrow the communist government and take back the Irrawadi Republic under its influence sphere.
Greetings, General. The treacherous Khmer have sold their people's freedom to the UVSR, cutting the historical ties between them and the benevolent Raj. We must overthrow the tyrants in Mandalay and restore democracy in the country.
Your mission is pretty straightforward: force the crossing of the Iwadra River, push aside the Vietnamese troops and take Mandalay. You will command the VI Assault Corps, an elite formation with two full Artillery Divisions at your service; use them to shatter the enemy fortifications and support the Assault Brigades.
Take a seat, Comrade. Mandalay is in danger, as is our position in Irrawadi: the Indian Raj has launched an offensive to take back the country in their sphere of influence by force; their feared Assault Divisions have amassed on the southern side of the Iwadra, and our Cavalry Corps are equipping themselves with their new light tanks.
To defend Mandalay you will have only the Irrawadi Corps, with four of our own Infantry Divisions and two local Irrawadi Divisions. Your task is to defend the city at all costs, not the river line. If you think your best option is to evacuate the river line and fight near the city, so be it.
The Khmer are organizing a militia in Mandalay, but it will take several days to assemble, and it probably won't tip the scales of the battle. Still better than nothing, I guess.