One of the things I know about me is I can't stick to one time period or even one type of game. That is why Platoon Forward works so well for me. The games are linked but very loosely. Take my FFL squad in Vietnam. The last time I gamed with them was two years ago! [ It didn't seem that long ago.] I re read my post from March 2018 about Johnny A and I was ready to roll up the next mission. I wanted to use 2 weasels I had painted up over a year ago. I rolled up Ambuscale so the die was cast...
After the temple mission things settled down for Johnny and the squad. It was routine patrolling with occasional contacts. One of the sites that needed constant vigilance was a forested hill off the main road that supplied the base. It was within mortar range of the road and the legion needed to ensure the VM didn't set up a post on the hill. That was Johnny's mission today. The company had received 2 crabs from depot so those were sent along so test their reliability.
Sgt Johnny A Cocky/Govt Avg
Cpl Hughes Welshman one step ahead of the law Avg
12 legionaries including 1 LMG avg skill very good morale 8/10 for FoF
2 Crabs w radios 1 w MMG and 1 w 57mm RGL
Hill top left. FFL enter from right. Road off board to right.
A Walk through the rice. Point man followed by Hughes, LMG and crab followed by Johnny, crab and rest of squad. The still, thick air is disturbed by gunfire from the front and right...
Johnny crawls through the paddy trying to rally the legion. Getting anyone to lay down fire and then move towards the right where the 2 buildings are. Miraculously casualties are light with 2 lightly wounded.
On his way he is rewarded with...
A really fun, short battle that felt like a nailbiter up until the very end. I really thought Cpl Hughes and then Johnny was going to get overrun.
Post battle 3 bodies were found in the destroyed hooch. The squad sustained 3 lightly wounded and and Cpl Hughes who was transferred to a hospital in Saigon. Johnny never saw him again but heard he lived after several operations and was medically discharged from the Legion. Though it didn't "sing" in french everytime he saw this hill...