|Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #53: Breaking the Taegu Cordon|
Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #53: Breaking the Taegu Cordon
The American finally go on a general offense after the Inch’on landings and the Army must still breakthrough stubborn North Korean resistance and the 5th Regimental Combat Team gets to try and break through this enemy cordon in this scenario. The NKPA must defend the north-south road on map 115 while the Americans must clear it starting on map 114. Both sides have an interesting mix of units.
The Game starts out with the 5th Regimental Combat Team pushing north but by chance the first NKPA off-board artillery rolls a 12 on the dice against a stack of 3 units of US Infantry, disrupting most of them. No problem the odd assortment of American armor takes the lead from the infantry, with M46 Patton tanks and M24s, followed by a M39 APC carrying a 75mm Recoilless Rifle unit and a Jeep unit carrying an Engineer platoon. I got too confident with my Patton tanks leading and those dug-in North Korean T34/85s are no joke. In this scenario I totally failed with my American armor, losing all my M24s and M46s steps in a reckless advance, think I was General Patton. I even managed to lose my M39 ACP to an enemy 45mm AT Gun but with some good airstrikes and off-board artillery my Infantry units carried the day and cleared all the NKPA from the north-south road and even finished off the last step of North Korean armor for an American victory. My armor may have failed but the Infantry had a test book attack and some very good dice rolls as well. A fun one to play!