AAR Game 2 (long)

 

AAR Game 2 (long)
Posted on Sunday, July 17 @ 06:40:39 CDT by Leondus

From: “David OBrien”

 

Date:  Thu Jul 15, 2004  3:51 pm

 

Subject:  Game 2 (long)

 

       
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NVA Briefing
You are Capt. Dohd Wil Sun, commanding the loyal Vietnamese forces
fighting the Western Imperialists who are trying to destroy your
country. Following the failure of the attack on Kham’pa village a
few weeks ago you have been ordered to take an other platoon of
troops with some loyalist support to take and destroy the enemy
village. The loyalist can be used as fire screen for your troops.
Some Montagnard tribesmen, appalled at the loss of their men at the
previous action with so few to the Hmong are trying to appease the
NVA by offering to lead them to the Hmong village.
Objective: You are to lead one of your platoons into Kham’pa village
and wipe out all the villagers.VC Briefing
You are Ala Nhum, commanding the loyal Vietnamese forces fighting the
Western Imperialists who are trying to destroy your country.
Following the failure of the attack on Kham’pa village a few weeks
ago you have been ordered to assist a platoon of NVA troops to take
and destroy the enemy village. The NVA have little experience of the
jungle or fighting as they are newly arrived from their recruitment
at Hanoi, they can be used as fire protection for your troops which
have much more battle experience. Some Montagnard tribesmen, appalled
at the loss of their men at the previous action with so few to the
Hmong are trying to appease the NVA by offering to lead them to the
Hmong village.
Objective: You are to protect your men for future actions against the
Americans, which is more important than trying to wipe out the
villagers.Hmong briefing
You are Koh Lin Jak leader of the Hmong tribe, despite your previous
victory over the NVA reports have reached you that fresh forces are
on their way to attack your village. These new forces are being led
by some Montagnard tribesmen who felt that your people let them die
whilst so few of your own men were killed. To protect the village
you have cut back large areas of the immediate jungle and collected
better weapons from the dead NVA troops and laid traps. Father Ted’s
previous SAS military experience has been invaluable to setting up
this defence.
Objective: You must defend your village and mission.

Father Ted briefing
The villagers have warned you that the local communists have come to
back to wipe out the village in revenge for their previous defeat.
Fortunately your military experiences in Malaya have come in handy in
training the Hmong to use the new weapons captured from the dead NVA
and set traps for the enemy. You have radioed the Vatican to ask for
help but fear that anything will be too late.
Objective: You must defend your people and the mission.

LRRP briefing
You are Cpt. Jackmann of US Special Forces, an American flight a few
weeks ago had spotted a large firefight taking place and your A Team
has been sent out to see what was going on. Whilst on recce a
message from HQ has come through that the government has been asked
by the Vatican to interfere in the situation and save the tribesmen
and priest from the Communists.
Objective: You must save the villagers and Priest.

The NVA were allowed up to six Montagnard collaborators to guide them
through the jungle and point out any booby traps and decided to split
their force up and use them all which was very trustful of them as
their guides had been fighting against them only weeks before.

NVA forces were:-
HQ section = commander, radioman and two others
1st squad = 9 figures, AK47’s and an Lmg + 2 men with an Rpg
2nd squad = as above
3rd squad = as above

VC forces were:-
HQ section = commander, and two others with Lmg
1st squad = 5 figures, AK47’s and 1 with an Rpg
2nd squad = 6 figures with AK47’s
3rd squad = 3 figures with Hmg

Hmong forces were:-
10 men with rifles
10 men with AK47’s
10 men with AK47’s

LRRP forces were:-
1 commander and 10 men with M16’s, an M60, M79, radio and 2 medics.

Every unit was given a number by their commanders and 10 cards for
each side put into a pile for drawing, there was also a joker in the
pack which indicated a special event could take place, this was
decided on a dice roll and taken from a list that I made up for the
occasion.

The battle started with the NVA/VC deciding what time to start their
approach march and dice to see if they arrived on time, 1 squad of
NVA and the VC Hmg section failed to appear. Unknown to the NVA a 3
man fire team of Americans watched their approach and informed the
rest of the A Team which was off table.

The fighting started with a joint flank attack by one squad of NVA on
their left flank and a squad of VC on the left flank, unfortunately
neither squad could see any enemy as they were all lurking behind the
village wall waiting for their turn to shoot and when they did the
ground ended up littered with dead communists. The remaining VC
officer fled back to the safety of the other squad still lurking in
the jungle trying to spot the enemy but without success. The NVA
were made of sterner stuff and rushed up to the walls lobbing
grenades over with stunning success, wiping out all the defenders on
the other side, but they started to receive fire from their rear, the
Americans had started to arrive.

Two units of Montagnard tribesmen started to arrive on the table much
to everyones surprise but they were too far away from anyone to be
spotted and they continued to slowly trail through the jungle. The
NVA command finally managed to get radio contact with some artillery
support but before final map references could be transferred the
radio went dead, due to special events. The other VC squad started
to make some headway by blowing a large hole in the defence wall with
RPG fire and causing heavy casualties but their aim was soon
distracted by a tiger wandering through their position which didn’t
attack anyone and the VC were so scared they failed to wound the
animal before it moved off.

As the remaining troops of the first NVA squad started to cross the
village defence wall the second squad and the platoon HQ after
finally managing to call in artillery support made a rush for the gap
blasted by the VC, the same troops that failed to support their
allies. Unfortunately the HQ blundered into a large booby trap which
killed half the unit and the infantry squad did the same thing next
move, they were almost hit by their own artillery fire as well. The
remaining troops and surviving HQ were gunned down in the open only
yards short of the gap. The troops from the first squad that had
actually managed to get into the village ran into Father Ted and
another unit of troops hiding in the mission and were quickly taken
prisoner although another tribesman was killed in the process.

With most of their troops wiped out and enemy artillery fire starting
to land near them the remaining VC unit decided to bug out just as
the Montagnards arrived on the scene, only to discover that they were
actually the missing troops that had gotten lost in the jungle. With
American special forces advancing along their flank and the village
still heavily defended they decided to pull back and wait for another
opportunity.

The final outcome was that the village was saved but at a high cost
in tribesmen and one American also being killed and the remaining
NVA/VC troops were still hiding in the vicinity. The final solution
is that American troops cannot remain for an indefinite time scale to
protect the tribesmen and the decision has been taken to transport
the whole village to a safer location. Unfortunately this cannot be
done by airlift and a military force will be organised to lead them
to safety, this will be the basis of our next game.

Cheers
Dave

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