Vietnam Wargaming Scenario 'In the High Grass'

SUBMITTED BY 'SKOAL'


TERRAIN

The area is predominantly dense bush separated by more open areas of scrub and light bush. A river runs East - West and is spanned by a small bridge. 

 

ARVN BRIEFING

For the past four days, ARVN patrols have encountered light VC activity in a area near the Mu Thu river, south of Kinh Cao. Your ARVN patrol will be the bait and enter the area with a mechanized platoon in reserve. Make your way to the river crossing and wait for contact with the enemy forces in the area. Once you have made contact, wait 2 turns and then call in your backup, this will make the VC think twice about ambushing in this area again.

ARVN FORCES

Main Body

1 x Rifle Platoon consisting of;

Platoon HQ (6 men + Radio):

 1 x Officer (Pistol), 2 x NCO (M14's), 2 x Rifleman (1 x M79, 1 x M14) and 1 x RTO (M14)

3 x Rifle Squad (8 men):

1 x M79, 1 x M14E2 and 6 x M14

1 x Weapons Squad (6 men):

2 x M60 Teams (2 men + NCO per team with M14's)

1 x Mortar Squad(5 men):

1 x 81-mm Mortar, 1 x NCO, 3 x Rifleman, 1 x RTO (M14's)

Reserve

1 x Mechanised Infantry Platoon consisting of;

Platoon HQ (6 men in M113):

1 x NCO (M16), 2 x Junior NCO's (M16's), 1 x Rifleman (M16), 1 x Grenadier (M79) and 1 x RTO (M16 + Radio)

2 x Mech Infantry Squads (8 men in M113):

1 x M14E2, 1 x M79, 6 x M16


VC BRIEFING

This area is hot with ARVN patrols who keep walking into our ambushes. An under-strength ARVN Rifle Platoon has been reported in the area. Setup an ambush near the old river crossing and ambush any enemy forces that enter ambush range. If the enemy forces are larger then expected you are to fallback across the river and hold the crossing.

VC FORCES

Platoon HQ Group:

1 x Officer, 1 x NCO, 1 x Rifleman, 2 x Runner (all with SKS)

1 x Ambush Team (this is a 'Special Detachment as per the rules, tasked with Harassment):

1 x NCO (AK47), 9 x Riflemen (SKS)

10 x 3-man Cells (4 with AK47's and 6 with SKS's)

1 x RPG Team of 3 men (2 with SKS, 1 with RPG)

Options:


GAME SET UP


 

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