Battle Game 2: The First Battle of the Naktong Bulge
Counter Attack #67
|(Defender) North Korea||vs||United States (Attacker)|
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|Scenario Rank: --- of 607|
|Parent Game||Counter Attack|
|Visibility||Day & Night|
|Maps||5: 110, 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 2 consists of Scenarios 7 through 16.
The Eighth Army could no longer withdraw under enemy pressure but would have to stand up and fight or it would be driven out of Korea totally. It is important to realize that the US seriously considered abandonment of Korea. The Naktong River, the second-longest in Korea, formed a kind of moat around almost three-fourths of the Pusan Perimeter and the North Koreans thought they could attack Pusan through four areas all at once. Those four areas were: through Mason south via the Nam and Naktong Rivers, through the Naktong Bulge, through Taegu and through Kyongju on the east coast. The Naktong River area would see some to the heaviest fighting. The Eighth Army would later refer to this period as the "the days along the Naktong."
During August, 1950, MacArthur argued for and planned his high-risk masterpiece, the landing at Inchon. Walker, on the other hand, was faced with a still-potent and aggressive NKPA which was looking for a way to reduce the Pusan Perimeter. Time, however, was moving to favor the United Nations as continual reinforcements were arriving for the American forces, but the North Koreans were reduced to scouring ROK prisoners and random South Korean civilians for "recruits."
The initiative remained with the NKPA as they threw units across the Naktong River, looking to establish a lodgment. Although the Americans did not know it, the losses taken by the NKPA during the August battles were degrading the NKPA significantly. The effects of these battles would be seen in the following month.
|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 #67 - Battle Game 2: The First Battle of the Naktong Bulge|
Counter Attack #67 - Battle Game 2: The First Battle of the Naktong Bulge
Based on the victory conditions and who won this objective or this amount of scenarios, the Americans win this bloody batch of battles.
7: American Minor Victory
9: North Korean Victory
10: American Victory
11: North Korean Victory
13: North Korean Victory
14: American Victory
15: American Victory
16: American Victory