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Kien Long 1 - A Terrible Morning - Campaign Series Vietnam 1948-1967

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Kien Long 1 - A Terrible Morning

By Jason Petho
S. Vietnam 0 - 0 - 2 N. Vietnam
Rating: 3.9 (2)
Games Played: 2
SM: 4
Turns: 30
Type: Stock
First Side: S. Vietnam
Second Side: N. Vietnam
Jason Petho
12 April, 1964
[Kien Long, Cuong Thien Province, South Vietnam]:
[SIDE A / H2H] [HIS] [CSL]:

After bragging that the Viet Cong could capture and hold any District Capital, the early hours of April 12, 1964 found two Viet Cong battalions successfully attacking the various district military and police installations at Kien Long (Vien Thuan).

The infamous U Minh Battalion initiated the assault, capturing an outpost, a 105mm howitzer position and the government buildings, killing the District Chief and his family. Another Viet Cong battalion advanced from the North, capturing numerous outposts along QL12.

The ARVN 4th Tactical Zone responded via a convoy with forces from the 44th Ranger Battalion, being trained by Special Forces, to help recapture Kien Long.

The initial attempt was unsuccessful, leading to an airborne assault with the ARVN 7th Parachute Battalion landing to the east of Kien Long.

The ensuing battle marked one of the first times that major Viet Cong units would operate as a large formation and openly fight in broad daylight.

[NOTE: This represents the first stage of the battle for Kien Long]

[ALL, NO VV] [CSEE, Variable Objectives] [1.00]
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
devoncop's Profiledevoncop Moderately Pro N. Vietnam 6
devoncop's Profiledevoncop Totally Pro N. Vietnam 5
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
N. Vietnam devoncop's Profile devoncop vs. Crossroads Crossroads's Profile S. Vietnam N. Vietnam Major Victory 48 8
N. Vietnam devoncop's Profile devoncop vs. Alpha Zwo Alpha Zwo's Profile S. Vietnam N. Vietnam Major Victory 48 8
devoncop
Corporal
devoncop Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:50 am
Tough match for the ARVN who lack air power and heavy artillery support. The arrival of the Rangers did little to assist the counter attack after the VC had long since taken Kien Long. All in all played out pretty historically.
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devoncop
Corporal
devoncop Mon May 23, 2022 5:18 am
ARVN will find this a very tough task with little artillery and no air support and with troops of generally poor morale
"I may not agree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it"