The Night Road
Counter Attack #47
|(Defender) North Korea||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 588|
|Parent Game||Counter Attack|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Counter Attack||maps + counters|
The U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Division followed the Marines ashore, and its Reconnaissance Company set out to find the enemy. When the division lost contact with the recon troops, the 73rd Tank Battalion and some attached motorized units raced southward to find it. Instead they found a small tank-infantry force from the NKPA’s 105th Armored Division.
The American task force ran into North Korean armor and a confused fight ensued, with both sides losing tanks. With the North Koreans occupying the buildings of the town of Suwon under the cover of darkness, the Americans halted for the night rather than risk more attacks from hidden tanks. The Recon Company had formed a perimeter three miles to the south, and the American tankers finally joined them later that morning.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #47: The Night Road|
Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #47: The Night Road
This a puzzle of a scenario to solve and is in the night to boot, with lots of town hexes, clear hexes to maneuver on and an odd mix of units on both sides. The North Koreans win by eliminating 2 or more enemy steps and tank steps do not count as double. The Americans win if the exit 8 or more steps off the south edge of the map AND they eliminate 2 or more steps and tank steps to not count as double. Remember jeeps and trucks and GAZ67s steps don’t count but Jeep .50 do. Tie results or anything else is a Draw.
I won’t go over all the details, as so many things happened is such a small scenario but this was really fun to play. The end result was a Draw, as the American eliminated 3 NKPA steps and exited 10 steps off the south edge of the map but the North Koreans also eliminated 3 American steps. Even with the Draw results, this was fun to play and I can see a lot of different outcomes, it also plays out very fast!