Chapter VI: Maybe I’ll Come Up with a Name for This Chapter Later, But This One Is Long Enough, so I Got That Going for Me, Which Is Nice
Here’s the announced retreat from the last chapter. Note the difference in numbers. Impact of Nationalist TACs is clearly visible.
Some bad news comes from Xifeng in late September, where the militia division is forced to retreat. KMT is threatening to cut off our supply lines! This threat is averted as soon as it was announced though.
Pingliang attacked and later taken yet again.
Xining is captured and is soon under attack. Oddly enough, all of the Ma forces already escaped from the pocket.
As soon as the attack is repulsed, mountaineers proceed to keep pushing towards Golmud.
The situation turns dire in the east however. KMT is about to cut off our supply lines by taking Xifeng.
A furious counterattack is launched and the threat ends as soon as it began. It causes some delay in the advance of our mountaineer divisions towards Golmud due to supply issues though.
Attack on Pingliang is staged yet again, to put the KMT under some more pressure.
This is the overall situation in 16th December. Looking good!
At the end of the year, our forces are forced out of Xi’an.
More action takes place in the west.
Finally, on 10th February, the battle of Golmud started. Ma militia division couldn’t do much against experienced mountaineers!