Marco Polo Bridge Scenario 2007

We are coming up on the 70th anniversary of the battle this July and I’ve been updating my boards, adding figures and in general getting ready for Nashcon and Historicon where I hope to run this game.

Marco Polo Bridge April 2007

Click on the above to see many photos from this game!

This past weekend I ran the updated scenario at HMGS Mid-South. I didn’t like the results though the game was fun. The problem is that, while I gave the Japanese an extra platoon, the Chinese initial start positions were too strong and this kept the Japanese from making any encroachment whatsoever on the Chinese “Spawn Points” as I’ve been referring to them. This even though they had artillery, vehicle superiority and better troops. They did kill lots of Chinese (about 3:1) but even so the Chinese reinforcements kept them relegated to the first 3rd of the board for most of the game. I am glad I ran this now as it gives me time to fix the game when I run it at Nashcon. I am looking forward to that!


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