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Inspired by a recent post on the Militarized Zone, I thought I'd post some of my All In game.

I'm sbout 5 days into the North Korean offensive, GT2. The overall NK plan had three main sections, with the main attack coming through 5th Corps, a supporting attack in 1st Corps, and (not sure what to call this) a holding action (??) in 2nd Corps.

Western Section
2nd Corps: attack south, hold ROK divisions in place.
4th Corps: serve as reserve for 2nd Corps effort

Central Section
820th: Lead attack, break through ROK lines and proceed south, along roads east of Uijeongbu, then head southwest and attack Seoul from its eastern side.
5th Corps: assist the 820th.
815th: Serve as reserve to either conduct counter attack, if necessary, or follow the 820th.
425th: Same as the 815th.

Eastern Section
806th: Lead attack, break through ROK lines and head south along coastal road, turning west at Gangneung if the situation permits. If the attack through 5th Corps has run into trouble, it will turn west earlier and head over towards Seoul. Otherwise, it will run amok in the ROK's rear area.
1st Corps: Support the 806th, particularly by going after any ROK divisions that might try to hide from the 806th in the mountains along the road.
108th: serve as follow on to the 806th (no ROK counter attack seemed likely here)

SOF: the Sniper BDEs, and the light infantry like the 87th BDE were to move around the front, supporting whoever needs it. The airborne bubbas are paradropping into the ROK rear, to either take airfields or force CFC units to come away from the fight at the front. The amphib guys are supposed to do the same as the paradropped guys, only using a different insertion platform.

During the first turn, ROK airpower really blunted NK attempts to penetrate the DMZ.

Western Area
ROKs put up a vicious defense, and NK has not gotten far, but that's ok they're not supposed to move far. They just need to keep the opposing ROK units from easily deciding to go blunt the main attack.

Central Area, Main Attack
I was able to move units up to the area around Yongyang, which forced the 820th to head southwest in order to attack the ROK line at its weakest point, and forced the 820th to conduct a river crossing as part of its attack. Well, the 820th was able to cross the river and has now officially passed through the DMZ defensive belt. From the ROK perspective, forcing the 820th southwest was a sort of good, because all those CFC divisions to the northeast might be able to attack west or southwest and cut off the NK breakthrough. That's the CFC plan anyway.

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
Until this phase, as seen in the map below, the ROKs were putting up a strong defense, and it forced me to start bringing the 108th south on the road through the mountains to try and help the 806th. This could have been bad for the 108th, facing infantry divisions in that terrain, but as it turned out some lucky rolls really helped the 806th. It still has some ROK units to blast through, but I think it will make it pretty soon. And it, too, has officially penetrated the DMZ defensive belt.

SOF
In the first turn, NK got bad roles for all air movement. Only now did I start landing SOF into the rear area.

I guess for NK it is still up in the air, because with each passing turn the CFC reinforcements will grow, and the carrier group will enter the Yellow Sea giving CFC a lot more air power. And once the NKs hit Seoul, it will be a slow, hard slog. I might see if the NKs can maybe isolate any defenders in Seoul and let some of the other NK units run rampage through the South racking up victory points by capturing towns, airfields, and cities.




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Diggy18 wrote:







Thats better
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Looks like fun!
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How did you do that? i.e. make the image very big?
 
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Diggy18 wrote:
How did you do that? i.e. make the image very big?


Just write in "large" or "original" after the image ID.
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GT3

NK still has the initiative.

Control of airspace is contested.

Weather is clear, in the winter.

Western Section
NK's 2nd Corps, now supported by 4th Corps, continue to hold much of the ROK units in place, north of Seoul. The NKs are not launching any major attacks here, as the defenders are dug in and attacking them would require dangerous river crossings.

Central Section, Main Attack
Overall, the main attack is stalling.

The 105th Armor Division, with supporting brigades, succeeded in penetrating the ROK defensive line just immediately NE of Uijeongbu, but were immediately pushed back across in a withering counter-attack lead the 82nd Airborn Division. (The NKs lost two steps in the counter-attack and then the stack had to retreat back through a ZOC, which caused another step loss.)

5th Corps then took up positions along the river, as they are better suited to attacking into the highlands occupied by the ROKs.

The 815th and 425th now also were committed to the fight, attempting to take the road east of the river, through the town of Yongyang. US and ROK units hastened to establish a defensive line in the highlands just south of the DMZ.

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
In a series of spectacular victories, the 806th with assistance from some 1st Corps divisions blasted through the ROK defenders to the east of the mountains, while additional 1st Corps divisions attacked toward Yanggu west of the mountains. These mech units are now positioned to turn west and help get the main attack moving again.

SOF
Paradrops and sea insertions have placed a few NK brigades in the ROK's rear area, which is being defended currently only by a single marine division.

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GT3, Middle of Turn

Western Section, Holding Action
With the complete collapse of the ROK defenses in the east, the entire ROK line now has to pull back to the ring of cities and highlands surrounding Seoul. 2nd and 4th Corps continue to slow this movement, causing the ROK line to string out a little here.

Central Section, Main Attack
We're moving again!

5th Corps and the 820th are now moving south, with the 820th looking toward entering Seoul through Guri, than Hanam. 5th Corps will support by attacking into the neighboring highlands. 5th Corps and the 820th will bypass any ROK units that get left behind because they cannot disengage from the attacking units.

The 425th and 815th will mop up those remaining ROK units on their way down the road toward Guri.

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
The 806th diverted slightly south to try and destroy the US helicopter units based out of Wonju airbase. The 108th, still at full strength, charged toward the defensive line around Sourl and at the US units in the highlands. The idea will be to force the defenders to faced assaults from the NE and E. The ROK marine division that had been fighting SOF brigades in the rear area also was forced to move north to help defend the city.


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GT3, End of Turn

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Note that the DPRK Beachhead can only provide supply if the In Shore box is controlled (13.1.1).

Also, in the updated rules (available via the link on the main page), a beachhead is removed if an AMPH is not adjacent at the end of any Movement Segment. (8.5.8.2.1) Not that you have to play that way since you're playing under the NWK rules, but I thought I'd point it out.
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GT4, After NK Initiative Move

CFC
The TPFDD has been executed, and reinforcements have started to arrive. The 82nd Airborne Division will proceed east to shore up defenses against the NK main effort.

The Marines will remain off shore, waiting for the right moment.

NK Western Area
2nd and 4th Corps will continue their holding action, without executing any attacks.

NK Central Area
The 108th achieved linkup with 5th Corps, and both will now lead the main attack on Seoul. Follow on forces will be provided by the 815th, 425th, and 820th, if they ever get past those ROK divisions guarding the highlands.

The 806th will attack the 1st of the 82nd from the west, while the 108th attacks from the east.

SOF
The airbase at Daejon is under attack, and the NK SOF continue gobbling up ROK towns. Not much the ROK can do about that right now . . .




Thanks for the pointers on the rules, Mitchell!
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GT4, After NK Initiative Moce

Western Section, Holding Action
2nd and 4th Corps continue to tie up some hefty ROK units and keep them out of the fight. Neither side is attacking.

Central Section, Main Attack
5th Corps and the 108th prepare to renew the main effort north and east of Namyang.

The 425th, 820th, and 815th prepare to destroy the ROK divisions cut off from the rest of the CFC forces, then proceed south to assist 5th Corps and the 108th. 806th is positioning itself to hit the CFC lines from the rear.

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
1st Corps divisions, still all intact, continue to press the remaining ROK divisions out there in the mountains before turning west.

SOF
One airbase is already being cleared, and the airbase at Jeomchon will also be attacked soon.

CFC
Just trying to hold the line by deploying the 82nd to the east and hammering away with the helicopters.

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GT4, After Initiative Phase

Western Section, Holding Action



Central Section, Main Attack
108th took a beating, and the ROKs pushed out their defensive perimeter, as the remainder of the 82nd arrived to join the fight.

The 806th was blocked from getting behind the lines, so instead opted to enter Seoul alone from the south, in hopes of drawing forces away from the defensive perimeter.

5th Corps made little progress.

The 425th, 820th, and 815th are not making progress very fast, and the 425th is getting beat up trying to pass the highlands being defended by the ROK infantry divisions. Not good!

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
1st Corps divisions have finally cornered the two remaining ROK holdouts, which basically are tying down four NK divisions. Again, not good, it's taking NK too long!

SOF
Jeomchon now also under attack.

CFC
The invasion of Seoul proper will bring the marines into the fight to counter attack. I was hoping for a chance to land them in NK, but it's not going to happen. I see a counter-offensive brewing down near the US forces. If the ROK divisions further north can hold off the mech corps another few segments, that'll be great.



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GT5, Beginning
Overcast Weather
CFC has total sea control
Air is still being contested!

Western Section, Holding Action
Still holding, but may need to go on the offensive given the situation to the east. . .


Central Section, Main Attack
It's official, the main attack is stalling. The mech corps still haven't gotten by those two ROK divisions, and they are paying a dear price by trying. I should have thrown some NK infantry divisions up there to assist with the fighting in the mountains . . .

5th Corps is also getting beat up, those CFC helicopters are killers!

The 806th is stuck trying to clear a section of Seoul, and here comes a whole bunch of US marines, things are not looking so good for the 806th. . .

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
Finally, the 1st Corps divisions can turn west.

SOF
Both SOF brigades were basically destroyed by the airbase defenders!

CFC
Here comes the pain train. More reinforcements arrived at the airbase just south of the 806th's current position, setting up a large counter attack that will hopefully seriously damage that mech corps. Then the US marines will take a defensive position in the high ground just by the river north of Yangpyong. Once I get favorable air point rolls, it will be time to shift to the offense.

Looks like the two divisions slowing the advance of the 815th, 425th, and 820th are cutoff from supplies and will probably collapse.



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GT6, Beginning
Clear Weather
CFC has total sea control
CFC has Air Advantage
Contested Turn

Western Section, Holding Action
Still holding, but may need to go on the offensive given the situation to the east. . .


Central Section, Main Attack
NK mechanized units in the 425th, 815th, and 820th finally destroyed one of two ROK divisions far north of the main attack. Those two ROK divisions single-handedly held up for days the advance of these mech units that were destined to support the main NK attack on Seoul, allowing time for US forces to arrive and bolster the capital's defenses. Moreover, the 425th suffered badly while fighting the entrenched infantry in the mountains. Even the 820th was beat up, and needed replacements to reconstitute one of its armor brigades.


5th Corps continues to get clobbered by the ROK marines in the capital corps as they tried and failed again to enter Guri. But 8th Corps is arriving online to swap out with 5th Corps, and 7th Corps has already entered the fight alongside the 108th, which has itself gotten pretty badly beaten up fighting both the ROK marines and elements of the 82nd Airborne.

7th Corps and the 108th need to press attacks against the 82nd, with support from 1st Corps.

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
1st Corps and a SOF brigade are coming to join the main attack, with a focus on the 82nd. The 806th is being obliterated, but at least its presence in Seoul is keeping some of those US marines and the brigade from the 101st Airborne from joining the main defense. I expect the 806th to last not much longer.

SOF
All NK SOF in the rear have been destroyed.

CFC
Unfortunately, CFC is having a tough time really taking advantage of the air situation (I am getting bad roles on the air points chart for the ROKs.) But the continuing arrival of the helicopters is providing a LOT of additional firepower that is being used to great effect in the defense. Once the 806th is crushed, the US units will launch a counter-offensive against the 1st Corps divisions.

A mech division from FROKA is running through the rear area, recapturing the towns taken by the NK SOF brigades.



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GT7, Beginning
Storm Weather (no helicopter support, and CFC air points 1/4'd!)
CFC has total sea control
CFC has Air Advantage
Contested Turn

Western Section, Holding Action
Still holding.


Central Section, Main Attack
Replacements were sent to shore up 5th Corps divisions who have been, largely unsuccessfully, trying to break the ROK defensive line at Guri and just to the SE of Guri. Those ROK marines have been repelling the attacks each time, with only a step loss each battle. But replacements keep streaming in so every turn, 5th Corps has to start over.


8th Corps is stepping in to replace 5th Corps momentarily in the attack on Guri.

7th Corps had one entire motorized infantry division and an armor brigade destroyed by a combined attack by the ROK marines and a mechanized infantry division from the Capital Corps. This weak point will be shored up by the approaching 815th and 425th.

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
1st Corps has taken up positions to attack the 82nd Airborne, though the US defenders position is very good: the attackers have to both cross a river and attack into the highlands.

SOF
All NK SOF are on the front lines, assisting the main attack.

CFC
bad luck continues for the air war! CFC really needs to take advantage of its superior air support, but I've been getting bad roles for air points, and now it's a storm turn. CFC should have had about 20 air points, which would have allowed a good counter-offensive to begin. But due to the storm, they've only got 5 points, and no helos. The question is, stay on the defensive and wait one more turn to see if the weather improves, or start a counter-offensive anyway?

NK already has 91 victory points. If CFC doesn't start doing something soon, the South Korean government will sue for a negotiated peace with NK, regardless of whether or not NK captures any of Seoul.

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GT8, Beginning
Clear Weather
CFC has total sea control
CFC has Air Supremacy, 19 Air Points!
Contested Turn

Western Section, Holding Action
Still holding, but warily eyeing the continued pain inflicted on the 5th and 8th Corps divisions to their east, who have been trying to take Guri from a very determined ROK marines division.

Central Section, Main Attack
8th and 5th Corps attacked Guri last turn, but got crushed. The attackers lost two steps, the defenders lost none. The bulk of the main attack is now further to the SE. A massive attack from four directions against the 82nd units up in the highlands was repulsed, with attackers taking one step loss, and the defenders none!


The 815th, 820th, and 425th are also finally getting down into the fight, much later than planned due to the diffuclties fighting through those couple of ROK infantry divisions in the highlands further north. These mechanized units will swing further south while the 108th and 1st Corps hold the defending US forces in place, hopefully.

The 806th's suicide mission to occupy a SE section of Seoul in order to keep US forces from assisting the main defense is now just about over. In attempting the clearing, while under attack, all but one step has been destroyed. It's mission succeeded, but the main attack was not able to make any real gains, so in the end, NK lost the 806th for nothing.

Eastern Area, Supporting Attack
Everyone is now firmly committed to the main attack.

SOF
One of the SOF brigades will at least attempt to attack an airbase and disrupt CFC helicopter operations.

CFC
CFC conducted no attacks last turn, since they had no air support, having used it up during the defense.

But for GT8, finally luck has come. The weather is clear, they have air supremacy, and tons of fast air and attack helicopter support to assist in a counter offensive. They'll destroy from the air and use the ground forces to move forward and occupy the ground.

The 101st landed in Gimpo, and will proceed to Guri to try and blast through the NK lines, aiming at the 5th/8th Corps weak spot. Elements of 2 ID will also assist, possibly with some Japanese airborne also thrown into the mix.

The Marines that just landed in Incheon will also assist in this attack.

Homeland reserve units will gather to the east, and move westward to help the 82nd defend Seoul from the expected envelopment movement expected from the NK mech brigades.

NK already has 91 victory points. Close.

CFC air power to really start to crush the NKs.

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GT9, Beginning
Clear Weather
CFC has total sea control
CFC has Air Supremacy, 24 Air Points
ROK Has Initiative (first time!)

Western Section, Attack
With the collapse of the main attack, 4th and 2nd Corps more than likely now need to transition to the offensive, in order to force CFC to redirect some units away from the eastern edge of Seoul and up to the north. This will hopefully allow at least some of the 425th, 815th, and 1st Corps to escape what is looking like a trap.

Central Section, Main Attack
5th Corps attack on the ROK Marines in Guri failed, with two steps lost to the attackers and no losses to the defenders. Those ROK Marines have held that position against repeated attacks.


1st Corps infantry divisions' attacks on the 82nd Airborne occupying high ground across the river also failed, with one step lost to the attackers and none lost by the defenders.

The 820th, 815th, and 425th all swung south of Seoul, with elements of the 820th blasting through a single defending battalions of US Marines to end up inside Seoul. The 425th was intended to provide support to the 820th, with the 815th protecting the supply lines. Morale was high among the 105th, with prospects looking good to actually capture part of the South Korean capital. Morale was high among the North Koreans. However . . .


CFC
A counter-attack against the 820th, and one brigade from the 806th, basically succeeded in destroying the entire 105th Armor Division and one other brigade from the 820th. The stack of NK units suffered only 2 step losses but were also faced with the decision of whether or not to retreat or stay and fight it out. Retreating would have
forced the NK units back through CFC ZOCs and thus cause them to possibly lose a step anyway, so the NKs decided to try and hang on in the urban area. None of the 820th succeeded in passing their efficiency checks, however, which resulted in the destruction of what remained of that Armor Corps. Only an out of supply brigade from the 806th passed its check and remained in Seoul. This brigade was subsequently destroyed in urban combat, with ROKs coming out of every window and manhole. The CFC counter attack was a roaring success. To add insult to injury, a force of four ROK reserve mechanized divisions surrounded and destroyed the 815th's light infantry brigade, which had gotten left behind the faster mech units in the rush to Seoul.

CFC counter-offensive:

CFC took advantage of clear weather and the arrival of reinforcements from both the Marines and the 101st to launch counter offensive, after NK almost completely encircled Seoul and the 820th began clearing operations in the city. The counteroffensive was an astounding success, with minimal losses to CFC as the airpower proved decisive in most of the battles.

Only days after landing in Gimpo, the 101st executed a cross-FLOT air insertion, placing it behind the NK's main attack, landing in the highlands about 15 miles NE Namyangju City. The 101st then destroyed a truck mobile infantry division from 7th Corps, to link up with a combined force of US Marines and elements of the 82nd Airborne that destroyed two 5th Corps divisions who were defending land just outside of Namyangju. There were no step losses to the CFC forces, with the air support and helicopter support just a crushing force. This link-up created a break in the NK lines, leaving mostly just beat up units from the 108th, ill suited to fight in the terrain here, and one beat up division from 7th Corps in the immediate area. ROK Marines and a brigade from the 82nd also assisted here, by sallying forth from their defensive positions in Hannam to push the NK line further back, and allowing the CFC attackers to occupy the high ground.

Plans for GT9
CFC's plan is to attempt to isolate and destroy all the NK units south of Namyangju City. All the CFC successes allowed them to seize the initiative for GT9.

The NKs need to quickly pull back away from the south and southeast of Seoul, consolidate a defensive line, and hold on until a few more units arrive at the battle front. NK still has the upper hand in points, 91 to the ROK's 69. If need be, the NKs can pull back to their DMZ defensive positions.


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GT10, Beginning
Overcast Weather
CFC has total sea control
CFC has Air Supremacy, 13 Air Points (after weather penalty imposed)
ROK Has Initiative
ROK: 96 VPs
NK: 92 VPs



Western Section
2nd and 4th Corps pulled back to their DMZ fortifications, as part of an overall NK plan to limit losses. The CFC counter-offensive, particularly with the air support, was so successful NK judged there is no more chance of seizing any of Seoul, and the mech units that were part of the main attack and that had gotten stranded south of Seoul were destroyed so quickly, it made no sense to continue any efforts to try to save them.

Central Section
5th, 8th, 10th, 9th, and elements of 4th Corps now comprise the central section, which bore the brunt of ROK's wrath during the counter-offensive. The NKs are moving back to their dug-in positions along the DMZ, choosing to fight there to limit their losses rather than face almost certain destruction from the overwhelming air power of their enemies.

CFC continued the counter-offensive by destroying almost all the mech units (maybe as many as twelve steps of units, I lost track) that had swung around to enter Seoul from the South. CFC had the initiative last turn, 24 air points and a lot of helicopter gunships available, and those NK mech units ended up being out of supply after the westward movement of the ROK reserve mech divisions cut their supply lines. All these factors led to a series of spectacular victories, with CFC suffering only one step loss to a brigade in the 101st in an attack on elements of the 108th Mechanized Corps.


1st Corps retreated away from all the fighting, able to escape as the CFC counter-attack force continued to dog the 425th, leaving alive only one step of a single mech brigade among all the mech units (425th, 815th, 108th, 820th, and 806th) that had attempted to enter Seoul from the south. But, as 1st Corps disengaged from the fighting, they saw an opportunity to hit a mech and stryker brigade from 2ID hanging out there on the eastern flank of the CFC line. The 1st Corps divisions intended to either destroy the 2ID brigades and continue north or, at least force the CFC line to halt its advance. The attackers suffered two step losses, the defenders lost one, so the first objective of the attack almost certainly will not be achieved. The counter attack will be a bugger.

North of Seoul, the 82nd again executed a cross-FLOT air insertion, this time landing behind an 8th Corps division that had taken up positions in Hoecheon, then the 82nd participated in a massive attack to the south against that same 8th Corps division, together with the entire 101st and a ROK Marines division. The attack succeeded with no loss to attackers, allowing the 82nd to link up with the advancing CFC line. Having these high efficiency air mobile units able to pop around the battle field, when CFC has air supremacy, is killing NK.




Plans for GT10
NK:
1) Stop CFC from taking any towns, airfields, or cities in the North
2) Use defensive positions in the DMZ to help destroy as many CFC units as possible, to maintain parity in VPs.

CFC:
1) Blast through NK lines near Kaesong, drive towards Pyongyang
2) Land as many marines as possible near Chinampo, take the port, secure the area, await further support to arrive at the port and via the highway
3) Go for Pyongyang


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GT11, Beginning
Overcast Weather (again!)
CFC has total sea control
CFC has Air Supremacy, 13 Air Points (after weather penalty imposed)
ROK Has Initiative
ROK: 125 VPs
NK: 94 VPs



Western Section
A 2nd Corps and 4th Corps division defended against the opening salvo of the CFC breakthrough attack, just southeast of Kaesong. Lots of firepower thrown at those two divisions, with two full strength and two half-strength mech divisions participating together with 4 air points and one helicopter. Attackers lost none, defenders only lost one step. They are holding their position, but the entire 101st landed behind them, just north of the DMZ positions, and advanced south toward the sound of the guns. A renewed CFC attack during the exploitation combat phase against this same position, which NK had reinforced with an armor brigade from 9th Corps, succeeded in destroying two steps (with no loss to attackers), but one of the NK infantry divisions tenaciously clung to its position, preventing the CFC breakthrough.

CFC's failure to break through the NK lines early in this turn allowed a large NK force to converge on the 101st, with the airborne units on open ground facing attackers that include both mech and armor (the 101st defended using column 11, +3). With some luck the defenders only lost one step (the attackers lost none). CFC then shifted their
attack to the east, against four reserve infantry brigades - but again they failed to penetrate the DMZ, leaving the entire 101st cutoff behind enemy lines. Worse, the NK counter attack again struck the 101st, at first cutting it down by one step, but then the defenders were also forced to retreat back through NK ZOCs. This resulted in a second step loss, destroying on of the 101st's brigades. . .not good.

The poor weather conditions really slowed the CFC assault. Unfortunately, the weather remains poor for GT11.



CFC Mop-up Operations, South of DMZ
Mobile Defense Divisions destroyed the remainder of the 425th, while other Mobile Defense Divisions moved forward to reinforce the main line. 2ID Stryker Brigades, assisted by the 82nd, achieved astounding success against three half strength 1st Corps infantry divisions, destroying them entirely, with no loss to the attackers.

Amphib Landing
A division's worth of Marines already made an unopposed landing just west of Chinampo. Three more stacking points of Marines are already underway, and two ROK infantry divisions are at Incheon port, preparing to embark.

NK Red Guard units (unfortunately for them) moved into position to provide the first line of defense against the Marine's march to the port, while various other NK divisions moved from the DMZ toward the invasion point. For the landing to succeed, CFC needs to move quickly to get beyond the open, flat ground adjacent the sea and take the port. With limited air support again, not sure if this will work.




Plans for GT11
NK:
1) Defeat the amphibious assault, without weakening the DMZ defensive line to the point CFC can penetrate
2) The 101st will air-mobile up to the amphibious landing area
3) Remain on the defensive in the DMZ.
4) Hold the Pyongyang Guards in reserve, within the urban area.

CFC:
1) Attempts to penetrate the DMZ have failed, and will be abandoned. Instead, these units will fight a holding action, to keep as many NK units away from the amphibious landing area as possible.
2) Flow in forces as fast as possible to the beachheads, take the port, focus all fixed wing air support here.



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GT11, In Progress thru to GT12

The 101st also escaped its very poor defensive position near the DMZ, flying further north to assist the Marines fight at the amphib landing area. A Japanese airborne brigade flew up to join augment the 101st at the amphibious landing area.


The Marines and the 101st succeeded in pushing back the initial defense setup by the Red Guard, with very little losses to the attackers. They then began encircling Chinnampo. The only thing defending Chinampo, was four RG brigades. The initial attack on the city was with Column 7, -5 DRM, so not terrible odds for the attackers, but also not a guaranteed win either. Plus, the defenders would have the chance of ignoring a retreat result, which made it hard for the US to actually enter the city. But unless the amphib forces can take Chinampo, and thereby ensure the flow of mechanized reinforcements, the whole amphib operation will fail because they'll all be cut off and slowly destroyed.

Luckily, the attackers rolled a 1! But one of the dang Red Guard units managed to hold onto the city by succeeding in passing its efficiency check and therefore avoiding the forced retreat.

With a ragged Red Guard brigade holding the city against a whole lot of Marines and the 82nd Airborne, the NKs had time both to reinforce Chinampo again and to launch a counter-attack against the 101st. which suffered two more step losses and will now be out of supply . . . again. This did not go well, the overcast weather is killing CFC; they need the air support.

Here's a snapshot of the situation after that initial, failed attempt to take the city, with two ROK divisions having now landed at the beach heads, and NK already starting to reinforce the defense of Chinampo.


The combined US/ROK attacks in subsequent phases of GT11 also failed to take the city. NK is taking advantage of their luck to push in reinforcements, and to isolate the 101st. Things are not looking good for CFC's attempts to take any of Pyongyang.


Plans for GT12
NK:
1) Isolate and destroy the 101st
2) Maintain a supply line into Chinampo, to facilitate continued reinforcement and to deny CFC the ability to use the city's port
3) Destroy the beach heads
4) Remain on the defensive in the DMZ.
5) Hold the Pyongyang Guards in reserve, within the urban area.

CFC:
1) Insert all airborn units to the amphib area
2) Completely encircle Chinampo, to cutoff the reinforcement of its defenders
3) Take the port, to allow mech units to join an attack on Pyonyang
4) Continue a defensive stance on the DMZ
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Overcast Again!
Contested Turn
CFC has 13 Air Points (weather again dulling CFC's main advantage)

Battle for Chinampo
The 82nd executed an air insertion to accomplish two objectives: 1) complete the isolation of Chinampo; 2) provide support to the 101st, which has taken a beating. One of the 82nd's brigades couldn't get through the NK's heavy AAA fire, so the airborne brigade from the 25th took its place. With these fresh airborne units situated south of the 5th Corps infantry divisions, and the Marines to their north, the US launched an attack that completely destroyed the two infantry divisions from 5th Corps, thus succeeding in isolating Chinampo from further reinforcements.

Or so CFC had hoped. . .


Here's a snapshot of Chinampo after the US succeeded in surrounding the city, and after NK maneuvered some units into place for a counter attack:




NK succeeded in breaking the encirclement before CFC could even launch a full attack on the city. The Marines were beaten back, and two 10th Corps divisions opened the roads into the city, which also
succeeded in isolating both the 101st and the 82nd. . . NK also used a replacement point also to reinforce a division inside Chinampo; this is just a hard fight. I knew there was a reason the NK's bypassed all the cities and urban areas when they came south . . .

Here's a snapshot after the NK breakthrough:




Meanwhile, a leg infantry and mech infantry division from 3rd Corps moved east to counter-attack the CFC mech units crossing the DMZ:


Plans for GT13
NK:
1) Isolate and destroy the 101st
2) Maintain a supply line into Chinampo, to facilitate continued reinforcement and to deny CFC the ability to use the city's port
3) Destroy the beach heads
4) Remain on the defensive in the DMZ, but counter-attack in order to slow the units who are trying to cross.
5) Hold the Pyongyang Guards in reserve, within the urban area.

CFC:
1) Completely encircle Chinampo, to cutoff the reinforcement of its defenders
2) Take the port, to allow mech units to join an attack on Pyonyang
3) Continue a mostly defensive stance on the DMZ, but try to get some units by the NK eastern flank.
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CLEAR!!!!
28 Air Points!!
Contested CFC won't have enough attack phases to use all those air points

Battle for Chinampo
The Marines, assisted by the out of supply 82nd, succeeded in pushing the 10th Corps divisions back, destroying one in the process, while once again surrounding the port city.

Here is a shot of the disposition after the siege was re-established:


Unfortunately for the US, the two remaining 10th Corps divisions, with support from the units inside the city and three Red Guard Brigades, counter-attacked the Marines position NE of the city and pushed them back in addition to destroying a battalion of Marines, with one step loss to the attackers. Again the siege was broken, and again NK used replacement points to reinforce the divisions in the area that just taken step losses. The US just can't do enough damage fast enough to make any headway up here.

Here's the situation as of the end of GT13:



The ROK and US units crossing the DMZ in the east destroyed the3rd Corps mech infantry division that had raced over to slow the invasion.
The CFC attackers only suffered one step loss to the Stryker BDE that had led the assault. Once they are through the DMZ, which is very soon, they'll go right to the Chinampo fight. First they have to get by the Red Guard BDEs that are moving into position to block the roads:


The political will to continue the fight is nearly exhausted in both North and South Korea, as well as in the US and other allied countries supporting the effort. The military commanders know they have very little time left to make any gains, or hold out, as the case may be.

Plans for GT14
NK:
1) Abandon Chinampo, pull back to consolidate defense of Pyongyang
2) Remain on the defensive in the DMZ, but counter-attack in order to slow the units who are trying to cross.
3) Hold the Pyongyang Guards in reserve, within the urban area.

CFC:
1) Abandon fight for the port, throw everything at Pyongyang
2) Continue a mostly defensive stance on the DMZ, but send those units that have crossed already, up to the fight for Pyongyang.
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Overcast
14 Air Points
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Rush to Pyongyang
With time so short, it is now critical for CFC to occupy at least some of Pyongyang, to force a negotiated end to the war on CFC's terms.

82nd Airborne received helo support to hop north of Pyongyang from its previous location SE of Chinampo. It then then entered part of the capital to the NE, away from the line being defended by the Pyongyang Corps which had earlier shifted to defend the western approach to the city. The out of supply 82nd is now under a clearing marker.



But then the PY Corps pulled back , and all four of its divisions attacked the 82nd from four different directions. Luck smiled on the defenders; the attackers lost one step as did the defenders, but there was no retreat result! The 82nd would have its chance to complete the clearing operations. And once it owned part of Pyongyang, it would gain the defensive advantages to ensure it kept control through the end of GT15.

Here's the entire Pyongyang Corps bearing down on the 82nd:



DMZ Breakthrough
The 3rd Corps leg infantry division, which was the second division sent to counter-attack the DMZ breach, was crushed by the invading mech/stryker units that were supported with a lot of fast air and rotary wing assets. Only a few Red Guard Brigades out there now, and a lot of roads they need to defend.

Here's the situation after the NK counter-attack was defeated:



Elements of 2nd, 4th and some other cats and dogs made struck at the mech divisons on the DMZ just for the hell of it. As expected, the attackers made little gains, succeeding only in getting their own armor brigade destroyed and inflicting no step losses to the defenders dug into their own DMZ fortifications.

At the end of the turn, after fighting off the entire PY Corps, the 82nd, with support from the airborne brigade of the 25th ID, captured part of PY! Revenge! CFC was lucky to have drawn a "4" clearing marker. With efficiency ratings of "6" and four stacking points for a city, it was easy to complete the clearing operation.

Plans for GT14
NK:
1) Consolidate defense of Pyongyang
2) Remain on the defensive in the DMZ, maneuver Red Guard Brigades into strong defensive positions and await the CFC attack.

CFC:
1) Hold NE section of Pyongyang with the 82nd
2) Use all other amphibious operations units in an attack on the NE section of Pyongyang, which is now occupied only by three red guard brigades.
3) Push forward at the DMZ with the breakthrough units
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30 Air Points
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Rush for Pyongyang
The US Marines, a couple ROK divisions, and a Japanese division converged on the NE section of Pyongyang, whose defense was provided only by three Red Guard Brigades. The Pyongyang Corps had abandoned this section of the capital on the previous turn in order to participate in an attack, which failed, on the 82nd. This made for easy pickings for CFC.

Meanwhile, other elements of the amphibious operation began clearing operations at two airbases north of the city. The situation really spiraled out of control for NK. The attacks on Chinampo continually failed, but the CFC pressure on the port city did cause NK to split its forces and thereby weaken the defense of the capital. The NK units that had been defending Chinampo were basically excluded from participating in the defense of Pyongyang. In this image, you can see those units on the highway directly south of the city, trying desperately to get into the fight. The terrain should make for easy maneuvering even of infantry, except the rivers really slow things down as you try to travel around the outskirts of the capital.


The CFC forces, with heavy air support, obliterated the three Red Guard Brigades (luckily actually, I ended up with a -3 on column 11, which destroyed all of the RG steps; so success was not really a foregone conclusion here. Anything less then three step losses inflicted on the defenders would have failed to allow this section of the city to be occupied by CFC).

NK maneuvered its forces around a little, to launch counter attacks, all to no avail. CFC forces remain within the capital, in two areas.



DMZ Breakthrough
On the DMZ, the US and ROK units each destroyed a RG brigade, and in the process captured a NK town:


End of War Situation

Around Pyongyang, with two areas of the capital, and two nearby airbases under CFC control:


On the DMZ:
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