As before Colin Jack and Dave O’Brien provided most of the figures. Colin provided the scenario and the Vietnam buildings whilst Hugh Wilson built the excellent terrain. We used the rules I developed for a Vietnam game last year plus the rule changes we adopted after our first game. Campbell Hardie, Hugh Wilson and I commanded the Vietnamese troops and Ray Neal, Bart Zynda and Tim Watson the US forces. Colin Jack umpired.
|The devious Q junk|
|2nd Relief column now with flank cover|
|River monitor ablaze|
Vietnamese infantry made massed attacks on the firebase supported by armour. Their 2 tanks managed to KO a M48 but were both lost. At the end the VC had taken most of the base but one small section of the garrison were holding out supported by 2 tanks. They even heroically called down an airstrike by a Canberra on the camp. Tragically it mainly effected the defenders. The US helicopters were busy providing fire support, rescuing downed pilots and evacuating casualties.
At the end the game was declared a VC minor victory as they had retaken a village and almost captured the camp though the relief column was getting close.
|Mr Ray commanding the massed US airpower|
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