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The Hills Have Eyes - Battle of Hill 830 - Campaign Series Vietnam 1948-1967

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The Hills Have Eyes - Battle of Hill 830

By Jason Petho
US 1 - 0 - 0 N. Vietnam
Rating: 7.35 (2)
Games Played: 1
SM: 3
Turns: 22
Type: Stock
First Side: US
Second Side: N. Vietnam
Jason Petho
10 July, 1967
[Dak To, Kon Tum Province, South Vietnam]: [SIDE A] [HIS] [CSL]:

Initial actions at Dak To intending to lure US forces to deploy and attack PAVN positions were a hall-mark of PAVN strategy.

Similar to the Plei Me campaign, initial mortaring and skirmishing actions were conducted to lure in a bigger attack or rapid reaction force, with a subsequent ambush conducted to destroy the attacking US forces. Following further deployment of larger US forces for reinforcement, PAVN forces would melt away.

Regarded as a more elite, rapid-reaction force, the 173rd Airborne Brigade had lost an entire company to a well-placed ambush. In response to the destruction of Company A, MACV ordered additional forces into the area.

On June 23rd, the 1st/1st Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division arrived to bolster the 173rd Airborne. The following day, the elite ARVN 1st Airborne Task Force (the 5th and 8th Battalions) and the 3rd Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division arrived to conduct search and destroy operations north and northeast of Kon Tum.

General Deane sent his forces 20 kilometers west and southwest of Dak To in search of the 24th Regiment. After establishing Fire Support Base 4 on Hill 664, approximately 11 kilometers southwest of Dak To, three companies of the 4/503rd Airborne would clear the mountains to the southwest of Fire Support Base 4 as far as Hill 907 hoping to find the 24th Regiment.

Marred by the thick triple canopy forest, with exceptionally dense undergrowth, the battalion made slow progress towards their objectives.

The K100-D Battalion of the 24th Regiment was operating in the Hill 830 area and hearing the American units advancing, had evaded them, and prepared for contact in areas of their choosing.

[ALL, NO VV] [CSEE, Variable Objectives] [1.00]
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