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Escape at Chosin Reservoir - November 27, 1950 - December 13, 1950

Pacific Theater By: Pizzaz - Last update: 12/25/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x8 x5 x8
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On 27 November 1950, the Chinese force surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond at the Chosin Reservoir (Jiangjin Lake) area. A brutal 17-day battle in freezing weather soon followed. Between 27 November and 13 December, 30,000 United Nations Command troops (later nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by about 120,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shilun. The UN forces were nevertheless able to break out of the encirclement and to make a fighting withdrawal to the port of Hungnam, inflicting heavy casualties on the Chinese.

The retreat of the US Eighth Army from northwest Korea in the aftermath of the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and the evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam in northeast Korea marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea.

The stage is set. The battle lines drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allies
UN Forces, US Marines,
Take 5 cards.

Axis
China's People's Volunteer Army
Take 5 cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
8 Medals.
1) An Allied unit that exits through the Exit Marker counts as one Victory Medal. There is one exit marker on the port hex which can entered either from the road hex or the village hex labeled "Hungnam". The Allied unit is removed from play. Place one figure from this unit on the Allied medal stand.
2) The Jangjin Lake ( Chosin Resevoir) hex counts as one temporary Victory Medal for the Allies.
3) The Allied have a supply depot. If Axis gain control of the hex, the Allies lose one command card at random until they regain control.
4) Three Allied infantry are US Marines, represented with British special forces units, to reflect the fierce fighting ability and use the Stiff Upper Lip mechanic. The can move two hexes and attack.
5) The bridge contains a mine laid by the Axis.There is a single Allied Engineer unit. The bridge can only be entered by the hex directly to the east or west.
6) Two Chinese tank units are special forces with four tanks each. These have the Chinese National Forces badge.

Special Rules:
Frozen Rivers

Bridge

Minefield

Engineer

Exit Marker

Supply HQ

Don't forget when crossing frozen rivers, to go hex by hex, the AI may take you over extra frozen river spaces if you simply select the destination hex.

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

Set-up Order
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