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Saturday, 15 September 2012
Men of Company B
Men of Company B at the club last night with Barry taking on the role of the VC up against Ade and Keith as Company B 1st Battalion 25th Infantry Division somewhere near the Cambodian border.
Lots of jungle for the US to navigate through. They used helicopter insertion mainly as I had forgotten my M113's.
The US encountered heavy resistance and Keiths command were bogged down by slow movement and then dug in VC. They remained in a firefight for most of the game with one base o VC who refused to be budged.
Ades command faired slightly better but were hit hard by a VC ambush in some paddy fields outside the village. They took several casualties but managed to casevac the casualties.
It ended in a minor defeat for the US who scored -8 points. Everyone enjoyed it even though the umpire got some rules wrong. The frustration of 'Nam combat was experienced in US troops creeping up on what they thought was a VC position only for it to end up as nothing but whispering grass.
Of course the game was accompanied by the Platoon soundtrack as every Vietnam wargame should be.
Above is a particulalry crap photo of the Peter Pig demo of 'Patrols in the Sudan - Gordons Alive' at Partizan. A nice tidy up of the original with some nice templates done by Julie!
Hopefully I am out of my wargaming funk now and back at it!