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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/11/2019 7:02:05 PM   
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That's great to hear!!

Lots of action coming for everyone!

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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/12/2019 3:40:18 PM   
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By the Belt - Battle of Landing Zone Albany

17 November, 1965
[Landing Zone Albany, Pleiku Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H][HIS][CSL]: With 1st/7th Cavalry helicoptered out of Landing Zone X-Ray, the battle had ceased. The other two Cavalry Battalions, 2nd/7th and elements of 2nd/5th, were tasked with leaving the area as the Chu Pong Massif was designated to be hit by multiple B-52 strikes. Both of the Battalions meandered along a trail to Landing Zone Columbus (which was also acting as a Fire Base for the defence of the Landing Zone X-Ray battle), where 2nd/5th would continue on to LZ Columbus and 2nd/7th would take the west fork in the trail and sweep the area towards the Ia Drang, with the intention of being helicoptered out from Landing Zone Albany. As the 2nd/7th Cavalry began entering Landing Zone Albany, a couple of NVA were captured. While the interrogation revealed little, elements of A/2nd/7th secured the Landing Zone while the remainder of the Battalion waited along the trail. Shortly after, all hell broke loose as the alerted NVA 8th/66th and 1st/33rd Battalions had maneuvered into ambush positions and assaulted the American column. Using lessons learned a couple days before at Landing Zone X-Ray, the NVA companies were intermingled within the American lines, effectively nullifying support from the air or artillery. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/12/2019 6:42:59 PM   
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Can't wait to get my hands on this!

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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/13/2019 5:31:44 PM   
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The Swarm - Battle of Dong Xoai
10 June, 1965
[Dong Xoai, Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H][HIS][CSL]: Even with the political turmoil plaguing South Vietnam, the Communists knew that there was still a large and function South Vietnamese Army to contend with. After the successes gained during the Binh Gai battle, the Communist leadership decided to launch a Summer Offensive with the goal of destroying the South Vietnamese Army units throughout the country. Starting in May 1965, elements of the VC 271st and VC 272nd Regiments had been on the offensive throughout the Phuoc Long Province, including the provincial capital of Phuoc Binh, capturing and destroying various strategic hamlets and engaging various South Vietnamese Army units. The 9th Division was ordered to capture the District Capital of Dong Xoai, about 30 kilometres north of Phouc Vinh, which was an important intersection of Highway 1, Highway 14 and Inter-Provincial Road 13. A CIDG camp was opened at Dong Xoai in May 1965 and operated by Special Forces Detachment A-342, who commanded a few CIDG companies (including one from Cambodia), a platoon of armoured vehicles, a handful of SeaBee's and a half battery of ARVN 105mm field guns. Aware of the growing presence of the Viet Cong in the area, the Special Forces had stepped up patrols and improved the defences of the camp while they waited the impending attack, even though requested reinforcements were not answered. As the rain and fog fell on the evening of June 9th/10th, the Viet Cong 272nd Regiment had assembled into their attack formations and unleashed a heavy barrage from the mortars they hauled into the province. The assault that followed was one unseen before, with the Viet Cong swarming over the berms of the camp in waves, the A-Team barely hanging on until gunships, airstrikes and reinforcements could arrive. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/14/2019 4:40:05 PM   
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Ring of Fire - Battle of Ap Bau Bang
12 November, 1965
[Ap Bau Bang, Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: In an effort to secure Saigon, one of U.S. 1st Divisions tasks were to fan out north of Saigon, clearing the area of Viet Cong and secure Highway 13. Securing Highway 13 would create a security zone between the Viet Cong Sanctuaries of War Zone C and War Zone D. As part of this operation, the U.S. 2nd Battalion/2nd Infantry was tasked with securing a portion of Highway 13 for the safe transit of ARVN 7th Regiment/5th Division as it was en route to the Michelin Plantation. The 2nd/2nd Infantry was divided into three sectors, with B Company in the north, C Company in the south and A Company in the center. A/1st/4th Cavalry Troop and C/2nd/33rd Artillery Battery were attached to the task force and were laagered at A Companies position. Operating from these positions for a couple of days, all was uneventful with the exception of the passage of the ARVN 7th Regiment and some civil operations at Ap Bau Bang and other scattered villages in the area. The commander of the VC 9th Division had learned of the American's presence and was itching to fight them. He ordered elements of the VC 272nd and VC 273rd Regiments to engage and destroy the Americans. Marching hours the previous day, the dispositions of the Americans were found to have a changed a new plan was formulated. The attack set to start the morning of November 12th. As the 2nd/2nd Infantry was preparing to move out, mortar rounds started landing the position and the Viet Cong started charging the position. Up and alert, the Cavalry Troop's M113's, armed with 0.50 caliber and M60 machine guns responded in kind, blazing away from the ringed positions around the laager. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]










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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/15/2019 7:01:53 PM   
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A Tale of Two Hills - Battle of Hill 65 and Gang Toi

8 November, 1965
[Gang Toi Hills, Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: By the fall of 1965, the junction of the Song Be and Song Dong Nai rivers had become a major communist staging area for men, equipment, and supplies for Viet Cong units based around Saigon in War Zones C and D and in the Mekong Delta. Westmoreland planned to use the US 173rd Airborne Brigade to keep the Viet Cong off balance and to target their base areas, and consequently a search-and-destroy operation codenamed "Operation Hump" was planned, named after the half-way point in the twelve-month tour of duty of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade. The operations plan envisioned the 1st Royal Australian Regiment and 1st Battalion, 503rd Airborne being inserted by helicopter during an airmobile operation into War Zone D, in an area about 20 kilometres northeast of the US airbase at Bien Hoa. The 1st RAR would be operating to the south of Song Dong Nai, while the US 1/503rd Battalion would conduct a helicopter assault onto a Landing Zone northwest of the Song Dong Nai. Both of these battalions being supported by the 3rd/319th Artillery Battalion, including the 161st New Zealand Artillery Battery, from Fire Support Base ACE. Both of the battalions were tasked with a search and destroy missions of any bases and caches in their respective areas with the hopes of catching elements of the VC 274th Regiment that were suspected to be in the area. The first couple days of the operation seemed to reveal little except for a few exchanges of fire and a handful of abandoned or booby-trapped base camps and supply caches. November 8th started out much the same, but would be the last day of the operations. US 1/503rd Battalion was tasked with sweeping the area west of Hill 65 based on intelligence and possible sightings of Viet Cong moving in the area as the companies of 1st RAR would clear the area around the Gang Toi hills. By the end of the day, the hunters would become the hunted. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/16/2019 9:22:36 PM   
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The Mauling - Battle of Ap Nha Mat
5 December, 1965
[Long Nguyen Secret Zone, Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: After the disaster that befell the ARVN 7th Regiment in the Michelin Plantation on November 27th, 1965, the U.S. 3rd Brigade was sent to their rescue. The 3rd Brigade's mission had changed after intelligence surmised that the VC 271st and 273rd Regiments were still operating in the Long Nguyen Secret Zone, east of the Michelin Plantation. The 1st/16th and 2nd/2nd Battalions of the 3rd Brigade were tasked with clearing the area under the guise of Operation Bloodhound (later changed to Bushmaster II). On December 1st, both of the battalions conducted an air mobile assault into the Michelin Plantation and began their sweeps to the east. Over the course of the next few days, while expecting to run into the VC Regiments, the two battalions had managed to uncover a number of camps and caches. A Viet Cong prisoner was captured who revealed that the units were retreating east. On December 5th, while clearing between phase lines Arizona and Colorado, both of the battalions had began running into heavier resistance. The 1st/16th uncovered a training centre, hospital, messhall and other supplies, while the 2nd/2nd engaged some Viet Cong in entrenched positions not far from the village of Ap Nha Mat. Artillery support from Fire Support Base Lai Khe and Fire Base Dallas, airstrikes and gunship support helped the two battalions to accomplish the mission. After contact was made, both the Americans and Viet Cong were jockeying for position, attempting to outflank each other before the ensuing mauling. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/17/2019 5:21:25 PM   
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Murphy's Law - Battle of Soui Bong Trang

24 February, 1966
[Xom Cau Binh, Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H][HIS][CSL]: During February 1966, as part of an American road-building program designed to challenge the Viet Cong's ability to maneuver in the areas around Saigon by constructing an all-weather road between Route 13 and Route 15 in central Binh Duong Province, on the northern apex of the Viet Cong base area known as the Iron Triangle. This road was planned to cut the communist supply routes between War Zone C, the Mekong Delta, the Iron Triangle and War Zone D, while it would also link the two forward brigades of the US 1st Infantry Division between Phuoc Vinh and Lai Khe and help to extend the authority of the South Vietnamese government. Viet Cong Local Force elements began harassing the sappers, subjecting them daily to sniping, laying mines and carrying out sabotage in an effort to hamper construction. A large American security operation known as Operation Rolling Stone was subsequently launched by elements of US 1st Division, where the US 1st Brigade, with the 1st Royal Australian Regiment attached, was assigned to guard the engineers on a rotating basis, while the other two would probe the Viet Cong positions nearby in order to keep them off balance. Aggressive patrolling by the 1st RAR determined that a Viet Cong Main Force regiment was operating in the area and the American and Australian forces consolidated in two different areas near the village of Xom Cau Dinh, the Australians to the west at the Engineer camp and the American 1st Brigade temporary base camp by Xom Cau Dinh. Meanwhile, at Ap Bo, three battalions of Viet Cong 9th Division were massing for a decisive blow, preparing a regimental attack on the American and Australian positions. After a barrage from the 82mm mortars, the battalions would attack on multiple axes, with the hopes of surrounding the American position and destroy it, but with the Americans already alerted to their presence, Murphy's Law ruled the night. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/18/2019 5:46:18 PM   
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Alabama Tics - Battle of Hill 50
4 March, 1966
[Chau Nhai Village Complex, Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H][HIS][CSL]: Following Operation Double Eagle, an unsuccessful search and destroy operation in southern Quang Ngai Province, the 2nd ARVN Division had received intelligence the 21st NVA Regiment had moved and was operating northwest of Quang Ngai city. Task Force Delta, consisting of 1st ARVN Parachute Battalion and the 2nd/7th Marines was assembled to perform a search and destroy mission along Route 527. The 1st ARVN Parachute Battalion would land at Landing Zone ALPHA and secure it for the arrive of the 2nd/7th Marines. Both battalions would then advance southeast along Route 527 to Highway 1, with the Marines on the right, the Para's on the left, looking for the 21st NVA Regiment. They would be supported by the 105mm and 155mm artillery batteries from Fire Support Base BINH SON. The primary objectives where the low lying hills to the north and south of Route 527, in particular Hill 97 and Hill 85 to the south of the road and Hill 50 to the north, as well as clearing the Chau Nhai Village complex. A-4's and F-4's from the Marine Air Groups, plus US Air Force B-57's strafed and bombed the objective area prior to the 1st ARVN Parachute Battalion air assaulting into LZ ALPHA, utilizing Marine helicopters from HMM-261, from Quang Ngai City. Despite the airstrikes, the Marine helicopters met heavy anti-aircraft fire as they discharged the ARVN Para's, most of the helicopters had taken hits as they shuttled the ARVN Battalion to the landing zone. As the 2nd/7th Marines were brought to Landing Zone, the 1st Para's started their advance towards Hill 50. They met little resistance passing through Chau Ngai (5), but as they closed in on Hill 50, fighting became so intense they called the Marines for help. The 21st NVA Regiment had decided to stand and fight from their positions from Hill 50, complete with bunkers and trenches, the NVA were dug in like Alabama tics. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/19/2019 3:30:39 PM   
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Tightening the Noose - Battle of Hill 50 - Day 2

5 March, 1966
[Chau Nhai Village Complex, Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H][HIS][CSL]: The 21st NVA Regiment had defended Hill 50 with spirited determination to the point that the 1st ARVN Parachute and 2nd/7th Marine battalions ceased the attack on the Hill and set up night defensive positions. During the evening of March 4th, additional reinforcements were flown in to the north and south of the battlefield; the 2nd/4th Marines setting up blocking positions in the south while the 3rd/1st Marines setting up in the hills to the north. The 37th ARVN Ranger Battalion, supported by an APC Company, had arrived by truck and set up blocking positions to the east of the railway, near Highway 1. Saigon had decided to send the 5th ARVN Parachute battalion in the morning to Quang Ngai Airfield and with the task of being transported by helicopter to Landing Zone ALPHA and then assist 1st ARVN Battalion to take Hill 50. A wrench was thrown into the plan when the 21st NVA Regiment decided to attack the 1st ARVN Parachute Battalion positions at the base of the Hill 50. The attack was eventually forced back from heavy artillery and air support. The Marine battalions in their blocking positions were ordered to advance and assist in taking the Hill 50 complex. Vicious fighting continued throughout the day as the noose was tightened around the 21st NVA Regiment. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/19/2019 7:17:27 PM   
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Any guesses what I'm working on today? This should be an easy one!




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/19/2019 8:35:45 PM   
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A Very Close Thing - Battle of Long Tan
18 August, 1966
[Long Tan Plantation, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: As part of the commitment to the Free World Forces to be engaged in Vietnam, elements of the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) began arriving between April and June 1966, constructing a base at Nui Dat. Following the establishment of 1ATF's Nui Dat base in Operation Hardihood, standing patrols were established outside the base in the evening and clearing patrols sent out every morning and evening along the 12-kilometre perimeter. Australian signals intelligence (SIGINT) had tracked the 275th Regiment moving to a position just north of Long Tan. By 16 August, the PAVN were positioned near Long Tan outside the range of the artillery at Nui Dat. On the night of 16/17 August, mortars, recoilless rifles (RCLs) attacked Nui Dat from a position 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the east, which damaged the base and wounding 24 and killing 1, until a counter-battery caused it to cease. Although the VC were expected to have withdrawn, several company patrols would be dispatched the following morning to search the area east of Nui Dat in response. The next morning B Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR), departed Nui Dat to locate the firing points and the direction of the VC withdrawal and weapon pits were found including mortars and RCLs. B Company patrols of the area revealed nothing and as a consequence did not expect to meet significant opposition. D Company, 6 RAR had been given updated orders to relieve B Company the next day to continue the search into the Long Tam Plantation. At 13:00, the 108-man D Company met up with B Company on the edge of the Long Tan Plantation where D Company subsequently took over the pursuit. Contact was made in the early afternoon of August 18th with the Viet Cong 275th Regiment, who in turn started to attack the Australians in progressively stronger waves, which turned into a very close engagement where D Company was nearly overrun. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]





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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/20/2019 8:56:30 PM   
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Digging them Out - Battle of Phuong Dinh (2)
21 March, 1966
[Phoung Dinh Village Complex, Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: A few weeks after Operation Utah, the 1st Viet Cong Regiment and moved south from the Que Son area north of Chu Lai into northern Quang Ngai Province. On the night of March 18th, the VC Regiment overran an ARVN 936th Regional Force Company outpost on Hill 141. After an unsuccessful attempt to recapture the outpost, Task Force Delta, consisting if the 5th ARVN Airborne Battalion and the U.S. 3rd/7th Marines where landed in the to the west of Hill 141 to retake the position. The two battalions moved east with the ARVN Battalion on the left and the Marines on the right. One of 3rd/7th Marines Companies was helicopters to the now abandoned outpost, finding 31 bodies of the defenders; the others were missing. The two battalions would continue to advance to the east, attempting to locate the 1st Viet Cong Regiment. The 5th ARVN Airborne was reinforced with an infantry battalion and APC company from the ARVN 4th Infantry Regiment and the supporting artillery unit at Bing Son received additional batteries. On the morning of March 21st, Task Force Delta started their advance, with the Marines clearing the Vinh Tuy Valley and the ARVN formation advancing towards Route 527. The 2nd/4th Marine Battalion was left at Chu Lai as the Task Force reserve. Little contact was made until the Marines became held up at Thach An Noi (1) by a Viet Cong force entrenched in the fortified village. The ARVN Task Force seemed to have hadthe same luck as they stumbled into another fortified village at Khanh My (3). The 2nd/4th Marines were called into action and performed an airmobile assault into a hot LZ near the village of Phuong Dinh (2). As the 3rd/7th Marines and 5th ARVN Airborne Battalions had already realized, regardless of how much heavy ordnance and airstrikes are poured onto the fortified villages, only close quarter infantry action will dig out the determined Viet Cong from their positions. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/23/2019 6:53:39 PM   
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The Long Night - Battle of LZ 27V
9 August, 1966
[Plei Girao Kla, Pleiku Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: Operation PAUL REVERE I was initiated on 10 May 1966, as a search-and-destroy/border surveillance operation in the Chu Pong Mountain area of Pleiku Province. The operation was started by the 3d Brigade, 25th Division, and while the first two weeks were uneventful, the 2nd/35th Infantry encountered two PAVN battalions near Plei Djereng Camp, where a heavy engagement developed. After the intense firefight, the PAVN withdrew and the 3d Brigade spent the rest of June and July attempting to find them. The South Korean 3rd Battalion, 1st Cavalry Regiment, part of the Capital Division, began participating in the operation on July 9th, under 3rd Brigades operational control, and conducted near-daily patrols without significant contact with the PAVN from its positions to the north of the Chu Pong Massif, immediately east of the hamlet of Plei Girao Kia, eight kilometers south of Ðuc Co. On July 27th, the battalion's 9th Company was stationed at Landing Zone 27Victor, six kilometres from the border with Cambodia with an attached tank platoon from the U.S. 1st Battalion, 69th Armour. Three listening posts 200 meters beyond the perimeter before sunset and followed standard Korean procedures by placing half of the men inside the main position on alert. After returning from a two-day mission on the Cambodian border, the 9th Company set up listening posts around the Landing Zone and prepared to rest for the evening. Unfortunately, the southwest listening post reported sounds of digging about an hour before midnight, followed by the tripping of a flare on the western side of the perimeter. Predicting a forthcoming attack, the company commander called the listening posts into the main position. It wasn't long before elements of the PAVN 5th Battalion, 88th Regiment began their probes against the South Korean position, starting an engagement that last five hours of sustained heavy fighting throughout the night. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/24/2019 8:21:30 PM   
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On the Razor's Edge - Battle of the Razorback
21 August, 1966
[Razorback Ridge, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: Convinced that the North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) had moved across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in force, 3rd Marine Division recommended to MACV that the US launch an operation to drive back the NVA. Even though the operation, Operation HASTINGS, was a qualified success in that it pushed the PAVN forces back across the DMZ, a follow up operation, Operation PRAIRIE, started August 3rd and lasted for six months with the goal of keeping the PAVN from interdicting the DMZ. Convinced that the PAVN had returned in strength across the DMZ, on 14 August the 4th Marines commander moved the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines up from Phu Bai Combat Base to relieve the 2nd/4th Marines from their defensive duties to conduct a reconnaissance in force along Route 9 from Cam Lo to the Rockpile and the area north. A two day firefight ensued en route at Hill 252 before the 2nd/4th Marines could proceed to the Rockpile, a knoll in the middle of Trinh Hin Valley that provided excellent observation for the entire area and houses a Marine Observation Post. A PAVN Heavy Machine Gun was placed on the long ridge to the northwest of the Rockpile, dubbed the Razorback, that had started harassing resupply helicopters as they approached the Rockpile. E Company/2nd/4th Marines were tasked to climb the Razorback and clear the gun emplacement. After searching the area, the platoon continued to search for the machine gun further down the ridge until 16:30. As they were preparing to leave when they heard voices in one of the caves. Hoping to capture prisoners they approached the cave mouth where they were fired on and then squads of PAVN soldiers emerged from six caves scattering the Marines with fire. Reinforcements were gathered and sent up the Razorback to rescue the trapped platoon, including tanks, gunships and elements from F and G Companies/2nd/4th. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/28/2019 12:09:59 PM   
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Is there (or will there be) any way to turn off the night "graphic"?

I'm not one who needs the feeling of being "immersed" to enjoy a game. The gray pall over the map is the sole reason why I do not play night scenarios. Just tell me it's dark out and the visibilty is one to two hexes; I can figure out the rest.



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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/28/2019 3:37:48 PM   
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Yes, it’s possible. It requires you to edit the scenario file though, but it’s possible.

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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/30/2019 2:03:12 AM   
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The Contradiction - Battle of Minh Thanh Road
9 July, 1966
[Minh Thanh Road, Bình Long Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: Operating with South Vietnamese forces, the U.S. 1st Division moutned a series of operations in eastern War Zone C during June and July 1966 with the purpose of reopening Route 13 from Saigon to Loc Nigh in Binh Long Province and to destroy elements of the Viet Cong 9th Division. Intelligence suggested that the VC 9th Division was massing in the province to seize the capital, An Loc. In June, the elite Viet Cong 271st and 272nd Regiments had managed to conduct a couple of ambushes against the 1st/4th Cavalry (also known as Quater Horse) and the lessons learned from the Battles of Ap Tau O bridge and Srok Dong provided an opportunity to develop a plan to lure the Viet Cong into attacking an armoured column. Information was leaked that a small armoured column would escort engineering equipment from Minh Thanh to An Loc. After the information was leaked, the first phase of the plan was put into action and a infantry and artillery units were prepositioned into areas near the suspected ambush locations. Two infantry battalions were stationed at Minh Thanh Plantation, another at the Quan Loi Airfield and the remainder at an abandoned airfield at Ap Loc Khe. These would move by helicopter or by foot to the phase lines (identified by a letter and number on the map) to block the retreat routes of the hopefully trapped VC Regiment. Taking the bait, the VC 272nd Regiment had moved towards the Minh Thanh Plantation and began preparations to lay their trap. At 07:00 on 9 July the convoy, designated Task Force Dragoon, comprising Company B, 1/2nd Infantry and Troops B and C 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment left An Loc. As the convoy moved onto the Minh Thanh Road, air and artillery strikes hit likely ambush sites. Quite contrary to traditional tactics, the armour force was to become the fixing force, while the infantry was to become the encircling element. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 9/30/2019 4:35:00 PM   
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Crossing the Golden Gate - Battle of Srok Dong
30 June, 1966
[Srok Dong, Bình Long Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: Operating with South Vietnamese forces, the U.S. 1st Division mounted a series of operations in eastern War Zone C during June and July 1966 with the purpose of reopening Route 13 from Saigon to Loc Nigh in Binh Long Province and to destroy elements of the Viet Cong 9th Division. Intelligence suggested that the VC 9th Division was massing in the province to seize the capital, An Loc. From the 8th of June, the 1st/4th Cavalry (also known as Quarterhorse) had been performing reconnaissance missions to the east, south and southwest. The north was limited by the destruction of the Cau Cam Le bridge between Loc Nihn and An Loc. In coordination with ARVN forces, the banks of stream and access were prepared for an AVLB to launch a bridge to the left of the one that was destroyed. Once the bridge was in place, B and C Troops/Quarterhorse, were to conduct reconnaissance operations north of the bridge and secure the route to Loc Ninh. Troop B would have a platoon from C/2nd/18th Infantry, while the remainder of C/2nd/18th would ride along with C Troop. B/2nd/18th Infantry was on alert as the rapid reaction force. Once the AVLB Bridge was installed at the crossing called Golden Gate, C Troop would cross and then begin to securing the Checkpoints in Area Baseball while B Troop would follow and secure the Checkpoints in Area Football followed by Area Tennis. Once the areas were secured, Troop B would escort engineering units from Loc Ninh back to An Loc. The elite Viet Cong 271st Regiment was also operating in the area and were preparing to catch the Quarterhorse in another ambush to enjoy the same successes that the VC 272nd Regiment enjoyed at the Ap Tau O bridge on June 8th. Would crossing the Golden Gate lead to Heaven or Hell, only the Viet Cong would decide on this day. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/1/2019 3:22:53 PM   
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Blue Dragons Fight Back - Battle of Phuoc Loc
20 November, 1966
[Phuoc Loc, Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: The northeast monsoon with up to 21 inches of rain affected every large unit operation conducted in November, from the Demilitarized Zone in the north to the approaches of the enemy's Do Xa secret base, 180 miles to the south. All of the operations in l Corps were beset by heavy and continuing rains, and each characterized by light and infrequent contact with an enemy who showed little disposition to fight. The South Koreans, operating in the southern area of Quang Ngai Province, were also conducting search and destroy operations in their sector. Operation DRAGON EYE commenced on 9 November, when the 2nd Republic of Korea Marine Brigade ("Blue Dragons") initiated a search and destroy operation centered sixteen kilometres northwest of Quang Ngai City. The first couple weeks of the operation were fraught with the same infrequent contact that the U.S. Marines were facing. It was 3rd/2nd ROK Marine Battalion's turn to sweep the area northwest of Quang Ngai City with 9th Company sweeping the villages north of the Song Tra Khuc on November 20th. Scattered sniper fire and movement under the watchful eye of pro Viet Cong civilians would lead to the 9th Company into a battle that lasted two and a half hours, as a battalion from the Viet Cong 2nd Regiment attempted to surround and destroy them. Even while suffering heavy casualties, the ROK Marines held their ground while airstrikes and artillery support from ROK Marine batteries pummeled the attacking Viet Cong. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/3/2019 5:00:08 PM   
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A Close Run Thing - Battle of Suoi Tre
21 March, 1967
[Suoi Tre, Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: Late in 1966, intelligence gathered near the capitol indicated a major attack was planned on Saigon originating from the Iron Triangle, north of the capitol. The Iron Triangle was a historic enemy staging area dating back to the Viet Minh conflict with the French. To deal with this threat, a force of 30,000 American and South Vietnamese troops invaded the area and disrupted the enemy’s planned assault on the capitol. This first major operation of the year was called Operation Cedar Falls, which began on 8 January 1967 and lasted twenty days. This cleared the table for a major operation that had been planned for a year, a major invasion of the base of operation in War Zone C under the guise of Operation Junction City, a search and destroy mission by American military forces in Tay Ninh Province of South Vietnam. Phase I of Junction City would commence on February 22nd with five U.S. brigades forming a horseshoe shaped cordon in the western half of War Zone C. During Phase II, II Field Force elements would focus their attention on the eastern portion of War Zone C and finally during Phase Ill, the units involved would be reduced to a Brigade-size operation in the vicinity of Tay Ninh city. With the operation well under way and into Phase II, March 19th saw the 3rd/22nd Infantry and 2nd/7th Artillery were helicoptered into an elliptical clearing that would become Fire Support Base GOLD close to Suoi Tre, near the center of War Zone C. As the three lifts of choppers touched down, five heavy command-detonated charges were set off by the Viet Gong in the tiny clearing. Three helicopters were destroyed and six more damaged with a toll of 15 killed and 28 wounded. Company B/3rd/22nd Infantry was assigned the eastern portion of the defensive perimeter with Company A occupying the western half with the batteries of 2nd/7th Artillery around the perimeter. The 2nd/12th Infantry landed at FSB GOLD and moved to the northwest. Operating to the south was a mechanized task force consisting of units from 2nd/22nd Infantry and 2nd/34th Armour. The Viet Cong 9th Division was tasked with the destruction of FSB Gold and had sent the reinforced 272nd Regiment to accomplish the mission. On the morning of March 21st, The first enemy mortar round had impacted on the doorstep of a company command post; seconds later another exploded outside battalion headquarters. In all, an estimated 650 mortar rounds fell while the Viet Cong advanced toward the perimeter as machine guns and recoilless rifles joined the attack. Within minutes the entire perimeter came under heavy attack by waves of Viet Cong emerging from the jungle and firing recoilless rifles, RPG2 rockets, automatic weapons and small arms. When word reached the armoured task force of the attack, they reacted immediately, but were held up at the Suoi Samat as there was only one suitable crossing point. It was a race against time for the task force to relieve the beleaguered Fire Support Base. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/4/2019 7:29:00 AM   
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Man, you are killing me! How much longer before this goes into Beta? I really hope I won't have to wait another year to play this. I am hoping you guys will be releasing it this winter.


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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/4/2019 2:16:49 PM   
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We're getting there, slowly but surely. Still 1967-1975 scenarios are being built.

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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/4/2019 4:31:25 PM   
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Find, Fix, Fight, Finish - Battle of Ap Bac 2
2 May, 1967
[Ap Bac 2, Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: The 2nd Infantry/9th Division was intended to be the primary component of the Marine Riverine Force that would operate south of Saigon in the Mekong Delta. The 2nd Infantry had arrived in Vietnam earlier in the year and had conducted training in the Rung Sat Special Zone. It was decided to move Headquarters, 2nd Infantry, to Dong Tam so that it would become operational at that location on 10 March. With the arrival of the 2nd Brigade, at Dong Tam. the brigade began a demanding 90-day period of performing four separate but related tasks: the defense and construction of the Dong Tam Base; limited offensive operations in Dinh Tuong and Kien Hoa Provinces; operations in the Rung Sat Special Zone to protect the shipping channel; and planning with Task Force 117 to move aboard the Navy ships. Conducting operations in Dinh Tuong Province was to prove as important in the seasoning of the battalions of 2nd Infantry as was the riverine training in the Rung Sat Special Zone. The threat posed to Dong Tam by the Viet Cong 514th Provincial Battalion, the 26th Main Force Battalion, and local force sapper and infantry companies and guerrillas demanded a varied offensive campaign to protect the base as well as to reduce the Viet Cong influence. While planning of the riverine organization of the infantry battalions was taking place, in April and May the 2nd Infantry battalions were conducting land operations. The 3rd/47th Infantry, and 3rd/60th Infantry. were increasing their proficiency in ground and airmobile operations. On May 2nd, the two battalions participated in the 2nd Infantry's heaviest fighting to date. The target of the brigade assault was the Viet Cong 514th Local Force Battalion in the Ap Bac 2 area, which had been identified as a normal operating area for the Viet Cong. The brigade plan was to conduct an airmobile operation, however, the brigade was notified that no airmobile company was available and the two battalions would arrive to the operation area by truck. The battalions would use Highway 4 as their jumping off points and clear the numerous villages in the area before converging on Ap Bac 2. Valuable lessons would be learned for 2nd Infantry, primarily the old adage of "finding, fixing, fighting, and finishing" the enemy. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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From the River - Battle of Cam Son Secret Zone
15 May, 1967
[Cam Son Secret Zone, Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: On May 15th the 4th Battalion. 47th Infantry, completed operations in the Rung Sal Special Zone and joined the brigade at Dong Tam. It was the 4th/47th's irst major riverine operation in the Dong Tam area on 15 Mayas lhe 2nd Brigade conducted the first of several operations in the Cam Son Secret Zone. The Cam Son area was considered one of four major Viet Cong bases in Dinh Tuong Province by the intelligence staffs of both the province and 7th Vietnam Army Division. The operation of May 15th relied entirely on intelligence provided by these Vietnamese organizations. The brigade plan was to search the southern area of Cam Son along the Rach Ba Rai and Rach Tra Tan streams and to capture or destroy the Viet Cong, their supplies and their equipment. The 2nd Brigade command post and a barge-mounted artillery base was established on the southern bank of the My Tho River, five kilometres southeast of the mouth of the Rach Ba Rai. The operation began at 0815 when the 3d/47th Infantry. landed from assault craft at the mouth of the Rach Sa Rai and began to search northeast along the stream. At 0830 the 4th/47th Infantry. landed two companies from assault craft on the north bank of the My Tho River, approximately halfway between the mouths of the Rach Ba Rai and the Rach Tra Tan. Both battalions had a company in reserve at the Dong Tam, ready to be transported by helicopter into Landing Zones north of the assault area. The task force could also count on HAL-3, also known as the "Seawolves", which flew UH-1B Huey gunships in all weather, day or night, in support of the Brown Water Navy. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/6/2019 2:21:26 AM   
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Hey guys sorry for being afk so long had several medical issues ans lost my grandmother, but i've returned This looks great, getting hyped, I've kept updated with the e-mails from the dev site so dont worry i'm been in the loop, but looks good guys, i'll be around.

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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/6/2019 2:39:38 AM   
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Great to hear, ringoblood! Welcome back and condolences for your loss!

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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/7/2019 3:31:11 PM   
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Time Stood Still - Battle of Can Giuoc
19 June, 1967
[Can Giuoc, Long An Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: On 18 June the Mobile Riverine Force moved eight miles to a mobile riverine base anchorage at the junction of the Soi Rap and Vain Co Rivers in preparation for operations in the Can Giuoc District of eastern Long An Province. One battery of supporting 155-mm. self-propelled artillery was moved by LCU to the west bank of the Soi Rap River adjacent to the mobile riverine base at the confluence of the Soi Rap and Vam Co Rivers. The Can Giuoc District was a VC stronghold in the Mekong Delta. Before entering Long An Province, the brigade commander briefed the battalion and company commanders on their new area of operations. The battalions of the 2d Brigade had fought in Dinh Tuong and northern Kien Hoa Provinces where trees lined the banks of most streams and major canals. Although the soldiers were familiar with moving in the rice paddies near Dong Tam, they had seldom encountered such wide expanses of open paddy as existed in eastern Long An Province. Can Giuoc District contained a good network of navigable waterways, permitting the assault craft to enter an area that intelligence reports indicated was used extensively by Viet Cong regional forces for rest and training. The fact that the Mobile Riverine Force could move its afloat base permitted the establishment of a brigade base within three kilometers of a location that had been a remote Viet Cong base area enjoying considerable security. The operation plan called for the deployment of five Companies of the 3rd and 4th Battalions, 47th Infantry into the operations area by assault craft and sweep south towards the ARVN 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry blocking positions near the town of Ap Bac. C/3/47th Infantry would act as reserve. Landing in the north, the operation proceeded along like clockwork, clearing hamlets and villages while dealing with the occasional sniper nest and boobytrap. The clock stopped and chaos started when a company of the 4th Battalion ran into a line of bunkers occupied by the 5th Nha Be Viet Cong Battalion. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]






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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/8/2019 4:39:56 PM   
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Curses, Foiled Again! - Battle of Rach Ba Rai

15 September, 1967
[Cam Son Secret Zone, Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: On September 11th, 1967 the Mobile Riverine Force returned to Dong Tam to prepare for an operation that would start in the Ban Long area on September 12th, the first operation of CORONADO V. The commander of the ARVN 7th Division, furnished information that the Viet Cong 263rd Main Force Battalion had been in the Cam Son and Ban Long area during the preceding ten to fourteen days. Although the 7th Division intelligence was known to depend largely on reports of agents and informers, the Mobile Riverine Force had found it highly reliable in identifying enemy base areas. In Dinh Tuong Province particularly the force repeatedly had found the Viet Cong in regions reported to be base areas. On September 12th, the Mobile Riverine Force entered the Ban Long area with three battalions. The 3rd and 5th Battalions of the 60th Infantry, the 5th/60th again released from operational control of the 3rd Brigade to operate under the 2nd Brigade, relied on helicopter and overland movement to get into the major east-west forested portion of the Ban Long area as the assault craft of the force were unable to navigate the waterways of the area. As the 3rd/60th Infantry, moved into the forest it found an enemy force in well-prepared positions. Assisted by artillery and close air support, the battalion advanced to the east. After a few fierce firefights, the main forces of the Viet Cong had escaped on September 12th, the Mobile Riverine Force continued to search the Ban Long area until it returned to the Mobile Riverine Base on September 14th. 2nd Brigade concluded that if an operation was launched in the Cam Son area on September 15th the enemy force, tentatively identified as the 514th Local Force Battalion, might be found. The plan was to strike the area in central Cam Son where the enemy's heaviest fortifications had been identified on previous operations. To reach this area before the major enemy force could escape, Colonel David decided to withhold preparatory and reconnaissance fire and helicopter flights until the assault craft of the Mobile Riverine Force passed a wide curve in the Rach Ba Rai referred to as "Snoopy's Nose." Two landing sites were chosen further up the Rach Ba Rai, Beaches Red and White, where the 3rd/60th and 4th/47th would land, form up and then assault towards Long Trun while the 5th/60th Mechanized would advance from the north, hoping to catch the Viet Cong as they were moving to Base Area 406. Alas, it seems the Viet Cong had other plans. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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RE: Sneak Peeks, Coming Attractions, Works-In-Progress - 10/8/2019 10:16:21 PM   
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Stemming the Tide - Battle of Song Be River

24 March, 1967
[Bu Dop, Binh Phuoc Province, South Vietnam]: [H2H/SIDE A][HIS][CSL]: Bu Dop Special Forces Camp is a former U.S. Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam base in Bu Dop District, Binh Phuoc Province near the Vietnam-Cambodia border. It was strategically placed near the upper Song Be River reaches as it passed near the border, as this area was a known heavily used infiltration route for the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) to bring supplies to War Zone D. From January through March 1967, repeated contact with the PAVN forces was made in the vicinity of the camp. On February 17th, the 1st Company of the Third Nung Battalion (Airborne), III Corps' MIKE Force, arrived at Bu Dop to reinforce the camp and conduct offensive operations to the east of camp. On February 20th, this company made contact with more than a battalion from the PAVN 12th Regiment, which was armed wth 57mm recoilless rifles, 82mm mortars and the standard small arms. The PAVN directed an extremely heavy volume of fire into the advancing troops, but the Nungs outmaneuvered the PAVN and gained fire superiority. Fighting continued until tactical aircraft attacked where the PAVN then broke off the fighting and headed for the Cambodian border. The following month, on March 23rd, two CIDG companies from the camp engaged a reinforced PAVN company approximately 10km east of camp. Twenty PAVN were killed in this action, along with another estimated forty killed by airstrikes. The following day, a CIDG company and a MIKE Force company conducted a heliborne assault on the same area and shortly thereafter to continue the hunt for the two heavily equipped PAVN battalions as they moved to the Song Be in hopes of stemming the tide of supplies into Vietnam. [ALL][CSEE, Variable Objectives][1.00]




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