Mao, having put his full faith in The Guy Who Won All Those Wars, waits anxiously as operation Great Leap Forward commences. Chinese forces fall simultaneously on Hoa Lu, Hai Phong and Nhang Hong.
The Trung sisters, already anxious about their drawn out battle for Vijaya, are thrown into a panic once they realize their long term plans to peacefully push China into a corner have come so quickly undone.
Giáp is calm, unconcerned. He asks for the honor to lead both the fight in Vijaya and the effort against the Chinese. The Trungs have no choice but to give him the command.
Of Note: The Mongolians continue to nibble away at Tibet.