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Islands in the Stream - Thanh Phu Island - Campaign Series Vietnam 1948-1967

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Islands in the Stream - Thanh Phu Island

By Jason Petho
S. Vietnam 0 - 0 - 1 N. Vietnam
Rating: 4.7 (1)
Games Played: 1
SM: 4
Turns: 30
Type: Stock
First Side: S. Vietnam
Second Side: N. Vietnam
Jason Petho
17 January, 1964
[Thanh Phu Island, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A / H2H] [HIS] [CSL]:

With the political turmoil experienced in Saigon at the beginning of January, the Viet Cong had taken the opportunity to step up attack against ARVN forces.

The D303 Viet Cong Main Force battalion had infiltrated Thanh Phu Island, attacking the local ARVN forces on the island and maintained a presence there. An operation was put together to retake the island involving the ARVN 8th Parachute Battalion, the ARVN 2nd Marine Battalion and Ranger Task Force 222.

The Rangers would be landed on the southern tip of Thanh Phu island while the Marines would land on the eastern side. The UH-1B's of the 118th Aviation Company would transport the 8th Parachute battalion and combat assault to the part of the island where contact has been engaged.

The operation started off well, with the Rangers and Marines making good progress in clearing their Area of Operations. It wouldn't take long for the situation to change as the ARVN began to run into ambush after ambush as they moved further into the island.

[ALL, NO VV] [CSEE, Variable Objectives] [1.00]
Player Voting Stats
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devoncop's Profiledevoncop Moderately Pro N. Vietnam 4
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
N. Vietnam itlnprd's Profile itlnprd vs. devoncop devoncop's Profile S. Vietnam N. Vietnam Major Victory 48 8
devoncop
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devoncop Frid Apr 08, 2022 4:30 am
Pretty tough as the ARVN with exposed beaches and LZ's covered by VC fire from the start and the terrain of the island irects the ARVN Marines into just a couple of killing zones.

Combined with the shaky ARVN morale its a tough ask.
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