Capt Jaroz brought the LT and SSgt Davis in. We have hot intel that their is an arms cache in a small village not far from here. I want your platoon to crank up and search the village before this leaks out. Can you leave in an hour?Middle of NoWhere scenario last weekend. Used my 1st Cav platoon and got to use my FOW US and NVA dice I got for Christmas!! (Told you before I am a dice junkie) This is my ninth battle with these guys. They are a solid platoon with SSgt Davis as the backbone and the LT a good guy. 3rd squad is weak as is Sgt Colton but no one can really figure that out yet. Their original platoon leader was kicked upstairs to become the company commander. Blogger still killing me with pictures so this is part I
Capt Jaroz brought the LT and SSgt Davis in. We have hot intel that their is an arms cache in a small village not far from here. I want your platoon to crank up and search the village before this leaks out. Can you leave in an hour?
Lt McSwain Optomistic/movies Gr II
SSgt Davis Meek/ Wealth Gr III Brilliant Leader 1st SQ morale +1
Sgt Lawrence Gambler/ greed Gr II 2nd Sq 1/2 squad absent
Sgt Colton Cunning/Family Gr I 3rd sq -1 morale
Capt Jaroze Cheery/ movies Gr IV Brilliant Leader Company CO
1/2 of second squad absent because it was pulled by battalion (LtCol Patterson dislikes the platoon) Capt Jaroz countered this by adding a 3rd MG for this mission so every squad will have one. He has also decided he would like to ride along on this one.
1 Huey gunship for support. Nor artillery or Air Strikes authorised
The plan was to land at a LZ near the village. Had to search 3 buildings and the rice paddy.
LZ is top left of photo
WHAT IS YOUR PLAN LT???
Lt McSwain decided to have 3rd squad approach the village through the rice paddy. 2nd squad, since it was reduced, would take a hog and occupy the hill to the left of the LZ and provide covering fire. 1st squad would be held in reserve.
Sgt Lawrence runs into a VC squad in front of the hill
and becomes pinned down
2nd squad ran into VC and was pinned down immediatly. 3rd squad also ran into rifle fire from the rice paddies and promptly became pinned. Lt McSwain went to rally 2nd squad and Capt Jaroz saw that Sgt Coulton was incapable of rallying 3rd squad. When a MMG opened up on 3rd squad from a bunker off to the left the squad broke and ran for the LZ leaving 3 men down.
Now on to part 2