October 31, 2020 10:00 (China Standard Time, 09:00)
The 60th Armored Brigade Encampment, 15 km southwest of Ben-Xi province, China.
On the night of the 29th, the 60th Armored Brigade made its encampment in a large field 15 km southwest of the Ben-Xi province. The field, which would host the largest armored battle in the world's history, seemed quiet and majestic that morning.
The 60th Armored Division, the only force that had seen combat, was busy supplying munitions and performing maintenance work on the tanks and armored vehicles. The 26th Armored Battalion in particular had seen three battles in the span of two days, so it needed to make more repairs than the others. The day was as sweet as honey, despite the maintenance work they had to do. And the occasional cannon fire from the Chinese artillery, of course.