ASL 206 Hay That Ain't a ROK

THE GOOD
The scenario does an excellent job of placing US forces in an ambush position. Both sides have many options and must decide on how to best get their VP which are a combination of CVP and EVP for both sides.
THE BAD
First time out for the US requires a fair amount of study - who can be saved and who will be sacrificed for the good of the balance of forces. The KPA has to make the same decisions regarding where to make their attacks to maximize casualties.
BALANCE
5.00 star(s)
ORIGINALITY
5.00 star(s)
FUN
4.00 star(s)
REPLAYABILITY
4.00 star(s)
COMPLEXITY
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PLAYER'S VERDICT

8 'Great'

JR Brackin

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Parent Module
Forgotten War
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Vehicles, Non-WWII
I have played this once against a good opponent and after a very rough start as the US was able to battle back and make a game of it. I am in the process of playing this again against another good opponent and I hope as the US player to make amends on my mistakes.
 

asler

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Found this one pretty tough on the US. They have to get some of the central units back to the stream area but it's very easy for the NK to cut them off. One big issue we found was the synergy between the early war penalties for US (Low Ammo (i.e. no firelanes), and Breakdown number penalty) along with 6ML, ELR of 2, and the fact that you can see through the woods. Once the US break..it's real easy for the NK to prevent the US from routing since the woods no longer block LOS. The low ELR means the US ends up with a good number of Green units that between their inexperienced penalty and the early war penalty means few support weapons last past 2- or 3 uses. Lost many a weapon and even had some ELR reductions due to the Low Ammo. The NK can also take the road through the woods and skirt up the board side to threaten an exit fairly easily. That against 8ML level troops ; it was rough. Managed to hold the NK off at the stream...but the loss of too many units from failure to rout and CC ended up with a loss for the US.
 

JR Brackin

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On ROAR there is now a US win - hopefully there will be a post to let us know any tactics that were useful.

My second playing wound up worse than the first - so I am not seeing much hope for a US victory - however apparently someone has figured it out.
 
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