So, looking carefully at Beowulf's maps - Bluewolf (China) commited 12 divisions to the defence of entire Manchuria (that's the number he reported to me).
10 (TEN) of them conveniently happened to be just around the Manchurian-Soviet border near Hailar, or even in Hailar itself, judging by Beowulf's drawings - and 4 of them manned the border with the USSR, replacing Manchurian divisions. All that in 12 days? Really? And Beowulf formed 4 corps out of these divisions? With corps artillery? Did Bluewolf even specify that he sent these Chinese corps, or just divisions without a higher organizational structure?
And the Chinese expeditionary force was entirely concentrated in Hailar and surroundings, right - no need to defend other areas? Especially their placement North and West of Hailar - that's so smart, putting them all in a salient that can be with quite a little effort on the Soviet side completely cut off from Manchuria (if USSR takes Hailar, railway transport to that salient is gone, and Chinese troops won't dare enter Mongolian territory, which they'd be trapped against).
And there's what, 17 Manchurian CADRE (?!!!) divisions and 4 Manchurian reserve divisions conveniently deployed in the area?
For a total of 31 divisions, of them 21 Manchurian.
Beowulf had only 15 CADRE (non-reserve) mobile divisions (i.e. non-fortress ones) in his ENTIRE Heilongjiang province per his OOB, TOTAL. That is a more than 1000 km wide border! Probably 2000 or 3000 km wide! Am I to believe they all happened to conveniently be in Hailar and surroundings? Load of FUCKING CRAP.
He started to activate 27 reserve divisions in Q1; meaning the total number of MOBILE Manchurian divisions in the entire provice, both cadre and reserve (mid-activation) was 42! For the entire
province! That's roughly one infantry division per every 35 km (assuming 1500 km of border of Argun + Amur until the North which is useless permafrost unsuitable for large advances by any part). How did he happen to have 17 cadre, i.e. non-reserve divisions around Hailar? He had 15 cadre divisions in the entire province! And 20 mobile divisions, discounting 1 fortress division, is like half of his entire forces!
So he had an intensity of like, 1 mobile infantry division per 35 km (that is WITH mobilization of the 1-9th reserve infantry corps that he started in Q1) - and now suddenly when I break through at about 20 km wide front, he has 17 CADRE and 4 RESERVE divisions there in 10 days
? Really? How can that be?!!! He had a total of 34
(THIRTY-FOUR) cadre mobile (i.e. non-fortress) divisions in his entire army, ENTIRE Army! And he conveniently has HALF of his ENTIRE CADRE mobile units in standing Army
at Hailar in 10 days after my attack?
Maybe I should've just attacked him with 500 000 men there by fiat - that's like, half of my standing "cadre" Army too
I can't believe this bullshit is happening. So anyone can concentrate 20+ mobile divisions in 10-12 days on a frontline where prior to that there was barely 1 mobile division per 35 km of border territory? Fucking gold!
That's why stupid Soviets started concentrating forces for months! But, stupid that! Beowulf is smarter. You can magic out divisions! Conveniently place the entire forces offered by your ally WHERE YOU NEED THEM NOW, regardless of logistics and common sense. Boost them up to 20 000 per division for a further cheat. Fuck that, and fuck Beowulf. He's fighting a 1980s war in 1925, swinging around corps and divisions and putting them where he likes them to be right now.
Beowulf should now explain - and not to me, but to the mods! - how each division that he claims arrived in the place he claims it to be; from where, at what time and by which rail lines.
They enter and straggle off,
Under heavy sacks they stoop,
And the yellow windows laugh -
Beggars are easy to dupe…