On December 8, 1941, Japan launched a land, sea and air assault that conquered all of Southeast Asia and the East Indies in six months. One important event in this campaign was the capture of Hong Kong. This British colony on the south coast of China was an economic prize the Japanese could not pass up, and a fortress they could not leave standing. The Siege of Hong Kong is a simulation of the final invasion of Hong Kong Island, which began after five days of shelling on December 18, and ended on December 25, with the surrender of the last surviving defenders. The 11 x 17" map shows Victoria island at 800 metres per hex. The 120 back-printed counters show Japanese and Commonwealth companies.