Battle Game 1: America's First Counterattack
Counter Attack #66
|(Defender) North Korea||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 588|
|Parent Game||Counter Attack|
|Maps||4: 112, 113, 114, 115|
|Layout Dimensions||86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Counter Attack||maps + counters|
Battle Game 1 consists of Scenarios 1 through 6.
The North Korean drive on the Pusan Perimeter from the west along the Chinju-Masan corridor gave American commander Walton Walker the idea to concentrate all the American reinforcements then arriving in Korea to attack in the southernmost sector of the front. Walker hoped to give the American, ROK, and U.N. forces a chance to finally go on the offensive, in their first counter-attack.
When we think of the Korean War we think of the huge swings of fortune: the North Korean attack, the UN landings at Inchon and the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, leading to the pursuit into North Korea, the Chinese intervention and finally the never-ending seasons of "MAS*H." The period that we are looking at in this section is a time when the North Koreans still felt victory was possible. Indeed, they expected it.
The American operation at the southwestern corner of the Pusan Perimeter in early August was a sign that the UN forces would continue the battle. No withdrawal would be forthcoming. In the final analysis, the North Koreans were able to keep the UN forces within the perimeter, but only by the effective use of infiltration. With increased tactical air support such successes would become more difficult for the NKPA in days to come.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|1 Errata Item|
The 8-3 Marine Infantry counter appears in most of the Saipan 1944 and Marianas 1944 scenarios, replacing the 10-3 DF valued Marine counters for those scenarios and is currently published in the most recent Saipan printing.
(JayTownsend on 2015 Dec 26)
|Counter Attack #66 - Battle Game 1: America's First Counterattack|
These Battle Game scenarios were added after I designed the game by the development team and are kind of interesting to figure out.
I never really paid attention to how I was doing until I finish a whole section of scenarios within the Battle Game section.
Based on my play of scenarios 1-6, I can see I clearly lost as the American player. I can see this section of scenarios being really close and a couple of them I should have won as the American player, which would have changed the results of this Battle Game scenario the other way but as it stands, I clearly lost. So much for my first Counterattack!