Battle Game 4: The Taegu Front
Counter Attack #69
|(Attacker) North Korea||vs||United States (Defender)|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 609|
|Parent Game||Counter Attack|
|Visibility||Day & Night|
|Maps||3: 112, 113, 115|
|Layout Dimensions||56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Counter Attack||maps + counters|
Battle Game 4 consists of Scenarios 21 through 24.
At this point Gen. Walton Walker's Eighth Army was still holding the enemy off and hoping to build up more of its forces, to finally go on a general offensive. Until those forces were at hand, Walker wanted to use every possible opportunity to strike at the NKPA force. The North Koreans on the other hand had crossed the Naktong and were assembling their own forces for an attack around Taegu. The security of the perimeter, and the strategic construct MacArthur was developing, hinged on Walker's ability to hold.
If one thinks of the Pusan Perimeter as a rectangle standing on one short end, Taegu is at the upper left hand corner. Pusan, it should be noted is as far away from Taegu as one can be and still be in the same box. As a result, it seems odd for the NKPA to make a major effort to break through at that point. At least until one realizes that the best communications in the area ran from Pusan to Taegu and ultimately to Seoul. As a result, we see the repeated hammer blows by the NKPA in the Bowling Alley.
Failures in other sectors could, and did, benefit the United Nations due to the impossibility of a quick exploitation of any breakthrough by the NKPA due to the terrain. Only at Taegu could an NKPA breakthrough cause a swift collapse of the Pusan Perimeter.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
Ok, the Battle Game scenarios were added by Avalanche Press. After playing all four scenarios in this battle section there was two American victories, one North Korean victory and one draw.
The section states: A United Nations victory in this battle game requires only a single scenario victory. In addition they must keep the North Koreans from winning a major victory in at least one of Scenarios 23 and 24.
Since my only North Korean victory was a major one in scenario 23, the United Nations loses this Battle Game by a narrow margin. I won't post AARs for this, as I have already posted them individually in scenarios: 21, 22, 23 & 24.