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Author Topic: Next stop Vietnam Battle of Banlah AAR. on page 11  (Read 19602 times)

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #120 on: June 03, 2021, 01:34:53 PM »
AAR

Marine recon on a standard patrol, advances into a small village that has been previously cleared of NVA and Vietcong forces.


At the same time an NVA platoon is advancing on the same village to reoccupy it.


As the Marine Recon marines come under fire they spread out across the village square. And they call for reinforcements.


Elements of the NVA advances though the jungle to flank the Recon marines.


And more NVA troops advance out of the jungle. They are now pouring fire into the Recon Marines in the village square.


1st. squad with the platoon Sg arrive with the first chopper.


The Recon Marines are still taking heavy fire in the village square and are unable to retur any fire.


1st squad moves up into a hedgerow and the end of the field and guns down an NVA element on a flanking maneuvre.


But there is nothing to stop the NVA advancing on the left flank. They pour even more fire into the battered Recon Marines wounding one of them.


The Recon Marines are forced to retreat from the heavy and insistent fire coming their way. They even have to abandon their wounded comrade.


Seing the Recon Marines retreat promts the NVA to advance on the village and into one of the houses.


The veteran platoon Sg spots this and calls in some accurate mortar support. Killing and wounding some of the NVA soldiers and forcing the rest to retreat. And setting the house alight.


The Recon Marines have sought some shelter in one of the houses sees the NVA fleeing the burning building and guns them down pinning them in place in the open.


But the fire from the house draws attention and the flanking NVA moves up to the house one of the soldiers lobs a frag grenade in through the window. But fumbles it and hits the windowframe instead. The resulting blast pins him i place and wounding his comrade leaving the Recon Marines safe for now.


By now the second chopper with 2nd. squad and the fresh Lt. has arrived. The Lt. has spottet the NVA on a flanking run an redirects the chopper to an alternative LZ to try and outflank the outflankers.


But the Marines of 2nd squad barely make it out of the chopper before they are cut down by savage gunfire from the treline filled with NVA soldiers. This was it for the US forces the casualties where now so high that they had to retreat from the field leaving the village to the NVA.



This was our first game of "No end in sight" and we all really enjoyed it. It is relatively easy to learn and the game mechanics really gives a very nam' ish feel. You get teh sense of a desperate firefight. So we are definately going to try that again.


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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #121 on: June 03, 2021, 02:06:51 PM »
Very nice photos :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #122 on: June 03, 2021, 04:17:17 PM »
nice indeed
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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #123 on: June 03, 2021, 06:37:53 PM »
Wow Dr. Z. The photos really capture the feel of the game. I totally second the opinion on the rules. They worked excelently and very smothe. Those recon marines never stod a chance the way I deployed them in the village. The fumbled grenade an was still an awesome moment none the less.

Great game.

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #124 on: June 03, 2021, 11:11:03 PM »
Great AAR.  And the terrain, figs, and choppers are all quite lovely!

Were the Force Recon boys able to grab their downed guy before they bugged out?  If not, sounds like a rescue mission might have to be in the works...

"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #125 on: June 04, 2021, 12:14:13 AM »
Excellent AAR.
Love the photos.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #126 on: June 04, 2021, 07:01:26 AM »
Thanks everyone.

Were the Force Recon boys able to grab their downed guy before they bugged out?  If not, sounds like a rescue mission might have to be in the works...

No, they had to abandon their wounded comrade. So perhaps we will do a rescue mission. The "No end in sight" rules has an extensive campaign and scenario generator. I am sure I can use it to cook up something.

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #127 on: June 04, 2021, 07:02:26 AM »
Brilliant.

That report is a great example of what the hobby is all about for me. Well done sir.  ;)

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #128 on: June 07, 2021, 07:50:22 PM »
Great painting and modelling. The rules are a bolt action conversion, right?

Victory Decision Vietnam here: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43264.0

Victory Decision Spacelords here: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=68939.0

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Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #129 on: June 07, 2021, 07:53:18 PM »
I donít think so. But I have never played Bolt action, so who knows?

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #130 on: June 08, 2021, 04:29:32 AM »
I donít think so. But I have never played Bolt action, so who knows?

You havenít missed anything  ;)
Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry!

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Re: Next stop Vietnam AAR on page 9
« Reply #131 on: June 08, 2021, 10:05:19 AM »
Ok, I found it. it is made by Nordic weasel. No Bolt Action.

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Next stop Vietnam NVA reinforcements on page 9
« Reply #132 on: July 26, 2021, 05:24:22 PM »
I am comming out of a painting slump. These have been at the semi finished state for a long time. But now they are done and done.
Various command types and RPGs.



And some heavy weaponry.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2021, 05:53:40 PM by Dr. Zombie »

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Re: Next stop Vietnam NVA reinforcements on page 9
« Reply #133 on: July 28, 2021, 03:08:40 PM »
Well done, lad!  Way to come out of a slump!  :)

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Re: Next stop Vietnam NVA reinforcements on page 9
« Reply #134 on: July 28, 2021, 07:19:41 PM »
Excellent   :-*

 

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