Manzai or Misery
Counter Attack #26
|(Attacker) North Korea||vs||South Korea (Defender)|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 559|
|Parent Game||Counter Attack|
|Visibility||Day & Night|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Counter Attack||maps + counters|
While a number of Eighth Army staff officers believed the NKPA to be finished, no one had informed the North Koreans of this fact. Despite the arrival of large-scale reinforcements on the United Nations side and a tenuous supply line on the North Korean side, the Pusan Perimeter remained in peril. Proving this, the NKPA 12th Division, one of the veteran “Chinese divisions,” attacked the Capital “Tiger” Division with cries of “Manzai!” - a Korean blessing for ten thousand years of good life.
The Tiger Division had fought well in the Perimeter, but did not stand up to the North Korean attack and fell back three miles. Walton Walker placed an American general in command of the ROK I Corps and dispatched American troops from the 24th Infantry Division to bolster the Tigers.
|Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #26: Manzai or Misery|
Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #26: Manzai or Misery
I think this has a good scenario name and it was a little of both, Manzai and Misery. It is all about control of the most town hexes and casualties don’t matter. The South Korean (ROK) forces set up pretty much in town with the overflow units dug-in adjacent to town. The scenario starts off at 0400 hours in the dark, so the North Koreans can close pretty much adjacent to the ROK units before daylight and this is a straight Infantry slugfest and with no artillery support for either side. I won’t go into too many details of who shot who but by the scenarios end, the North Koreans had control of three out of four town hexes for the victory and lost eight steps while the ROK lost six steps and a Major Leader counter for decapitation and the game. The lower morale didn’t help the South Koreans and by games end, many were demoralize in the hills south of town. But this is a great small urban assault scenario.