Two 11" x 17" maps |
306 single-sided unit counters and markers | One Rule book
Mounted counters are available for an additional
Game Design: Paul Rohrbaugh
Graphics: Bruce Yearian
Brian Brennan, Kevin Coy, Chris Fawcett, Allan
Battle of Nomonhan
Zhukov's First Victory
is an introductory level game of the battle between
the Soviet Union and Japan's Kwantung Area Army in
the summer of 1939.
A series of border disputes between Japan's
puppet state of Manchukuo and Soviet-controlled
Mongolia since the spring escalated to an undeclared
The Japanese sent the 23rd Infantry Division,
reinforced with tanks, engineers, artillery and
backed by much of their air force, to teach the
Russian garrison a lesson.
The Soviets, unknown to the Japanese, also
sent reinforcements led by General Zhukov.
In a series of battles the Japanese gained
some success in July, but were crushingly defeated
The forces of the Rising Sun would never again
strike north, and instead cast their eyes elsewhere
for a path to world domination.