Breaking the Taegu Cordon
Counter Attack #53
|(Defender) North Korea||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 598|
|Parent Game||Counter Attack|
|Maps||2: 114, 115|
|Layout Dimensions||56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Counter Attack||maps + counters|
Eighth Army had gone over to the offensive on the day after the landing at Inch'on. The 1st Cavalry Division, reinforced with the 5th Regimental Combat team, assaulted the North Korean positions on and around Hill 26 overlooking the Taegu highway. The NKPA, apparently still unaware of the threat to their supply and retreat route, hung on doggedly for two days. On the third day, the Americans resumed their attack.
Advancing behind a series of devastating air strikes, the 5th RCT took most of Hill 268 in a tough day-long fight. The North Koreans contested every position. The hill's capture compromised the North Korean position, with a large gap in their lines now uncovered, but they continued their stout resistance the next day. Things changed quickly on the evening of the 19th, when they received word of the Inch'on landing.
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|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!