Rob Anderson and I commanded the UN (entirely US) forces landing on the southern Blue beech. Our 2 battalions of Marines (Bolt Action Platoons) faced a few Korean troops as we landed and Rob then had to fight of a human wave counter-attack by the Chinese volunteers on his end of the beach. We then had to move thru the southern suburbs towards the centre of Inchon but were slowed down to advance moves by the rubble blocking all the minor roads. The landings on the northern Red beach went well but struggled with the blocked roads and were held up by more Chinese volunteers supported by T34/85s and SU-76 SPGs. The UN had massed M7 Priests on Wolmi-do Island to support the Northern attack but they all fell victim to North Korean infiltrators as the UN failed to provide any infantry security troops for the M7s. The UN air attacks proved relatively ineffective. Air attacks in the Korean War supplement are much less effective than in the basic WW2 Bolt Action rules. At the end of the game the winners were declared to be the few surviving North Koreans who still held the vital temple in the centre of Inchon.
A good fun day overall and an unusual subject. Below is a link to my photos on Flickr.
|Central Inchon - the vital temple clearly shown - before the bombardment|
|Rob's marines approach the beach end of Blue beach|
|My force disembarks on the quay front at Blue Beach|
|UN troops and armour pour ashore on Red Beach - note all the armour is here...and Peter Nicholson|
|USAF in action|
|The unfortunate M7s burning on Wolmi-do Island - infiltrators in action|
|US F4U Corsairs fill the skies|