Vietnamese forces had been using eastern Cambodia as safe havens to rest and recuperate without fear of American and ARVN attacks. Transporting materiel down the Sihanouk Trail these areas also served and supply bases.
On 30th April 1970 President Nixon announced his decision to launch American forces into Cambodia with the special objective of capturing "the headquarters of the entire communist military operation in South Vietnam."
While ARVN forces in the south fixed the enemy’s attention, Task Force Shoemaker including the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment would drive forward to cut off and capture the elusive enemy headquarters while destroying enemy forces and equipment.
I'll be running this mini campaign, following the squadrons of the 11th Armored Cavalry at Warpcon this weekend.
Warpcon is on from the 27th-29th January in UCC in Cork. Visit their site
I hope to make it to Warpcon on Saturday. If I make it I will pop over to say "Hi" and to check out the game.ReplyDelete