The Outskirts of Seoul
Pusan Perimeter #12
|(Attacker) North Korea||vs||South Korea (Defender)|
|Overall Rating, 2 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 598|
|Parent Game||Pusan Perimeter|
|Layout Dimensions||43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Pusan Perimeter||maps + counters|
South Korean military leaders agreed that they would only blow up the bridges leading out of Seoul after retreating ROK units and civilian refugees had escaped across them. But the charges went off while the main bridge over the Han River was packed with up to 4,000 people. As many as 800 died in the blast and collapse. The ROK Army’s Chief Engineer was quickly court-martialed and executed; the American advisors attached to ROK headquarters believed chief of staff Chae Myung-shin gave the order and had his underling killed to cover up this act of cowardice. Despite disintegration at the top, scattered ROK units still put up spirited resistance.
While the rest of the South Korean troops who had defended the approaches to Seoul tried to find a way out of the doomed capital, one company of infantry dug in on South Mountain and fought until all were killed. The head of the ROK engineering school sent out teams with demolition charges strapped to long poles to attack North Korean armor, managing to knock out a few tanks at the cost of many dead volunteers. By afternoon two NKPA divisions occupied all the key positions in Seoul.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|1 Errata Item|
These are single-step units. The back of the counters in Pusan Perimeter should be blank.
(rerathbun on 2014 Nov 04)
|Korean War: Pusan Perimeter, scenario #12: The Outskirts of Seoul|
Korean War: Pusan Perimeter, scenario #12: The Outskirts of Seoul
Ok, a large urban slugfest scenario, actually about the right size. Years ago, I thought I would love a Stalingrad type PG game but after playing many urbane PG battles and realizing that it would be two maps of nothing but city and assault type combat I have changed my mind a bit. With that said, this was the perfect size urbane scenario to fight through.
After the South Koreans setup and with a major river dividing the city, I thought it would be a difficult task to undertake but I have two North Korean engineers’ counters, artillery, lots of armor and air-support, so I went at it.
I led with my 6 counters or 12 steps of NKPA T34/85 tanks, pulled them adjacent to the ROK units, even with their weak 57mm AT-Guns defending. I flanked with both engineer units out of harmful range of ROK fire and setup two crossing points one in the east and the other in the west, with two forces of NKPA units to follow the engineers. After softening up the center with armor, the center group of Infantry attacked the city. The flanking Infantry came in on the back side of the ROK city fortress attacking Seoul on all sides. The North Korean get to enjoy air-support the whole scenario in one of the few scenarios in the series. After a bloody struggle the NKPA controlled Seoul for the victory. But even with that, a few dice rolls here or there and the South Korean could have won.