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Online Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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BOHICA Vietnam Rules update.
« on: May 20, 2021, 03:03:17 PM »
I recently had a test game for a rules system that we have been developing for our home use. They may go commercial but at the moment they are in house and developing. Called BOHICA (Bend Over Here It Comes Again.) they are a development of the Danger Close Rules but gone BIG!

The aim was to test the simple systems of landing troops from helicopters. The rules are designed to allow for the full Vietnam experience of anything can happen and everything will probably go wrong. Well that's what happened.

US MISSIO: to patrol and check a small village that has always been peaceful but good intelligence has suggested is a front for the VC.

US PLAN: send a RECON unit to check the landing sites and then radio for a USMC platoon to land and carry out the patrol. The aim is to land quickly and catch the locals out. Limited Air Support is on hand.

Could not be easier and plans to get back in time for team.   

The local village was about its business as normal.

« Last Edit: September 09, 2021, 08:35:04 AM by Paul @ Empress Miniatures »

Offline has.been

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 03:50:23 PM »
What could possibly go wrong? :D

Offline CapnJim

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 05:36:31 PM »
Why do I suspect there may be a DShK or 2 lurking about somewhere in that peaceful Village?...
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Offline Ash

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 05:49:57 PM »
Looks quiet, too quiet...

Offline Sparrow

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 06:36:24 PM »
Looks far too quiet... “Happiness is a cold LZ”....
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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2021, 07:08:26 PM »
Beautiful looking table  :)
     

Offline Elk101

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2021, 07:26:10 PM »
Interestingly enough BOHICA is what I called my Vietnam rules! No doubt for exactly the same reasons.

Offline meyer

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2021, 05:45:34 AM »
Very nice pics!

Online Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 07:37:06 AM »
Thanks guys. :)

RECON's plan was a swift fly over the area straight to the LZ. That way they could get a look at what the villagers were up to. Then hover over the LZ for a swift drop off of the unit. The unit could then move straight into position and begin to radio back instructing the main landing on where to land and if there were any issues. None were expected. Easy stuff.

The Huey moved straight across buzzing the villagers below and dropped down to hover above the ground. The team jumped down.

Unfortunately one of the team broke an ankle and 'Doc' frantically signalled the Huey to land so he could load the wounded man aboard.

The rest of the team moved into cover and the unexpected happened as bullets starting to buzz through the air, some pinging off the Huey.

The VC amongst the villagers grabbed their hidden weapons and moved towards the helicopters. The rest of the villagers moved away from the developing fight.

The LT in command radioed in and warned the landing off but made contact with their supporting Sky Raider asking for the pilot to buzz the VC. Unfortunately the Air support was late arriving on station and so the RECON team realised they may have a problem and moved into a defensible position.     

Online Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 07:40:36 AM »
With small arms fire buzzing in, plus a grenade which stunned the RTO for a move the situation became a concern. But it was going to get a lot worse.

part three to follow. ;)




Offline meyer

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2021, 12:50:03 PM »
Thrilling story!

Offline CapnJim

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2021, 02:38:38 PM »
I knew it.  I knew there had to be a DShK!


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Offline CapnJim

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2021, 02:39:43 PM »
Great looking game, BTW.  Nice figs, terrain, and bird.

Online Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2021, 03:06:06 PM »
Thanks guys.

My favourite bit was the guy who broke his ankle. The odds on the die roll achieving that were huge.  lol

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: BOHICA Vietnam routine patrol game.
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2021, 05:51:22 PM »
Great AAR and board.

 

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