Next War Korea Strategic Surprise GT3

For GT3 the DPRK ground forces are to break through all along the DMZ and to finally initiate the encirclement of Seoul. The main effort will be in the KPA II and V Corps area. DPRK will introduce KPA 108th and 425th Mechanized Corps of the second strategic echelon with the mission to gain the line Pyeongtaek to Wonju.

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The 100 Year Link – WW I

Since I read Herfried Münkler’s book The Great War three summers ago I got more and more interested in understanding the root cause of this world encompassing conflict. I wanted to better understand the strategic and operational thinking of the political and military leadership of the countries involved. Also I was and am fascinated about the effects that the war’s outcome and its unresolved problems still have on world politics today. Only since the end of the Iron Curtain have we become aware of the underlaying dynamics when we have seen several of these unresolved problems turning into regional conflicts.

To me wargaming is a multi-dimensional approach towards learning about such subjects. It involves reading, gaming, visiting museums, travelling to battle fields, viewing films and listening to lectures. All this is quite possible, if you live in Western Europe as I do. The green fields of Flanders and eastern France are only a 200 km drive away.

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Next War Korea Strategic Surprise GT2

For GT2 the scenario states an DPRK Initiative Turn. This is important as an initiative turn provides three movement and combat opportunities to the attacker. Right now the northern offensive has broken into the ROK line of fortifications in all secors of the front. This turn the KPA needs to break through the DMZ. The DPRK Supreme Command decides to reinforce success and shift the main point of effort to the central sector. The object in this sector is to break through the DMZ and take the city of Uijeongbo.

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Next War Korea Strategic Surprise

In this scenario I assume the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leadership sees a favorable opportunity for reuniting Korea under communist rule. Everybody is taken by surprise including their Chinese allies who now face a dilemma. On the on hand they are unwilling to risk major hostilities with the US, but at the same time a downfall of the north korean regime with the possibility of US allied forces knocking at china’s dorstep  is a national no-go. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) therefore decides to keep their intervention to  logistics, intel, some air and naval assets, and special operation forces, in game terms: Intervention Level 2: +9 VP to Allied [UN+1].

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