Two old college buddies dropped over on Saturday night for a spot of wargaming. I dusted off my copy of Ambush Valley and did a quick and dirty merge with Force on Force.
An Austrlian patrol is in a position to meet up with the downed aircrew
Through bush and paddy field it's meeting up with some local Viet Cong resistance in its effort to get to them
Moving up to hold down one of the stream crossings, this fire team gets hit with a minestrike, downing one of its members
On the other flank, this fire team rushes an enemy position - unwisely eschewing sticking to cover
The patrol's command team catches the VC out in the open
A VC machine gun team trades fire with the Australians across the stream
VC and Aircrew in firefight across mud pond. This main force VC cell is well-armed and the aircrew has hunkered down to go on overwatch in defence of this position
VC reinforcements arrive to start putting the pressue on the Australian's attempt to rescue the aircrew
VC outflanked and ambushed by the command team, which picks up the pace to cross the river to join up with the aircrew
The M60 gunner, whose team have taken serious casualties means business. There's no one in the VC who can stop him, not even this lone VC who pops out of a spider hole. He's some kind of Strike Commando!
VC reinforcements finally have their say, and the aircrew and Australian command team are taken out yards from each other.
A nice intro game for the two lads (who may not ignore the benefits of cover and overwatch next time!)
It was the 45-year anniversary of Long Tan during the week, so take a look at this site - some great photos.