This is the Indian (defender) side of the second scenario I've created based on a fictional world. The first scenario ended in a draw: https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4700787
SECURING THE IRRAWADI
22nd June 1940
Union of Vietnamese Socialist Republics vs Indian Raj
Our invasion of the Irrawadi has been met with a somewhat limited success: despite ultimately capturing Mandalay and destroying the enemy units in front of us, the enemy managed to evacuate the communist government and undermine our efforts to get the country back to democracy. Instead, we now have to occupy the country by force.
Most of the VI Assault Corps' units that partecipated in the initial invasion are reorganizing, and the II Armored Corps has crossed the Iwadra to support the conquest of the rest of the country. However, reports are mounting of enemy concentration of forces north and east of La Drang. It seems a Vietnamese counteroffensive is in full swing, and that keeping La Drang will be difficult. A tactical retreat is permitted, but you must keep Mandalay and the SW of the country.
Situation is not so good: 12th Assault Division is exposed at La Drang, 5th 6th and 12th Assault Divisions are still reorganizing at Ghad, Lashio and Mandalay. II Armored Corps has just entered the area, but its fastest division (25th Motorized) is still a bit far from La Drang. 24Th Motorized is advancing east toward Dalasyla.
Given the renown speed of Vietnam's Fast and Cavalry Divisions, hard choices must be made. Recon has spotted a motorcycle battalion SE of La Drang, and in the south the town of Dalasyla has been occupied. Further scouting missions by recon units discover armored units around Dalasyla, and other motorcycle units NW of La Drang.
La Drang must not be given up so easily: I order the defense of the city to begin, and send the 25th Motorized and 1st Armored as reinforcements. The 24th Motorized is called back to Mandalay. 8Th Armored and 10th Motorized position themselves in a broad arc between Mandalay and Ghad.
Enemy forces approach Tosula, and the Recon Btn of the 10th Motorized Division spots an enemy Armored Regiment driving south in the plains NW of Mandalay. Since the Recon Btn of the 8th Armored Division hasn't encountered any enemy unit in its path (and it's now considering occupying the valuable Loikaw Mines), I think I can safely remove the division from its position around Ghad and move it to cover Mandalay.
Around La Drang, the 12th Assault Division is under attack but holds well, and its Artillery Regiment pounds enemy stacks with its 130mm guns. The 25th Motorized has launched a counterattack against enemy recon and cavalry SE of the city, driving them back in the woods. Meanwhile, the 1st Armored has encountered several Vietnamese Cavalry elements NW of the city and launches two counterattacks with its two Armored Battalions; one of them drives the enemy back, while the other doesn't and causes the loss of six tanks to enemy tank destroyers.
10th Motorized Division is sent toward La Drang to intercept an eventual Vietnamese armored push from Tosula.
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