Counter Attack #54
|(Defender) North Korea||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 607|
|Parent Game||Counter Attack|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Counter Attack||maps + counters|
The North Korean 6th Division did its best to hold up the American advance, blowing up the bridge over the river Nam and deploying a delaying force in the town of Chinju to cover the rest of the division as it retreated. The Americans built an underwater bridge of their own with sandbags, and crossed in the pre-dawn hours to attack Chinju.
The 35th Infantry Regiment crossed the Nam River and ejected the North Koreans from Chinju. The NKPA rear guard fought fiercely to hold the town, getting good support from their organic mortars and direct-fire artillery while American tanks fired on the town from the opposite bank of the river. American engineers soon had the bridge repaired and the caissons were rolling along.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #54: Chinju Crossing|
Korean War: Counter-Attack, scenario #54: Chinju Crossing
Interesting, in this scenario the Americans attack in the night using an underwater bridge of their own! The Americans must clear all the town hexes and the north-south road hexes on map 110 to win. The Nam River is major and here is where I made both my strategic and tactical errors. I setup my underwater bridge crossing point way west of the enemy units being too overly cautious. Being that it was night and the North Koreans were on the defensive, I probably didn’t have to. It took me 4 turns just to get into contact with the NKPA units and with only 16 turns in this scenario it was not enough to clear the North Koreans from all the objectives, as there were still some holdouts in town. Next time, I’ll cross right up close the NKPA and risk the counter-attack but have a better chance to win. This was a NKPA victory by my lack of planning well.