In 1967 the leadership in North Vietnam decided on a plan of action in their war to reunite their divided country. There were 3 parts to this plan, the most widely known of which is part 2, the "Tet" offensive of 1968. The offensive failed militarily and generally destroyed the "Viet Cong" (PLF) as an effective fighting force, but won politically as it heightened the unrest and disagreement with the war in the U.S.
Part 3 called for a "general uprising" by the citizens of South viet Nam. It was expected that during the offensive phase of the plan the citizens of the south would take the opportunity to overthrow their government and throw out the Americans, Australians and South Koreans who were making it possible for the southern regime to exist. This part of the plan failed.
Part 1 was a deception. Before the offensive the NVA would create a diversion by increasing their pressure on outlying border areas to make it appear as though this were the actual offensive and pull troops away from the actual targets.
The most notable of these diversions was the seige of the U.S. Marine combat Base at Khe San along the DMZ.
A few kilometers west of Khe San stood a U.S. Special Forces camp at Lang Vei (pronounced Lang Vay). Sitting astride Route 9, the main road from Laos and the "Ho Chi Minh" trail, it presented both an obstacle and an opportunity for the North vietnamese.
On 5 February the camp received fifty rounds of 152mm artillery fire. On 6 February 1968 at 0042 hours the NVA assaulted Lang Vei. At least 9, possibly as many as 13 PT-76 tanks along with infantry assaulted the camp. After hours of fighting the camp was overrun. The survivors made an escape at 1600 under the cover of air strikes. By 1800 the battle was over and the few survivors evacuated to Khe Sanh. Most of the 484 Bru, Hre, Vietnamese and American troops Lang Vei were either dead or captured. NVA losses were estimated at between 400- 500 killed plus 9 tanks destroyed.
In this scenario you take the role of the North Vietnamese and attempt to overrun the camp. The main assault will be from the south, with secondary attacks from the north and west. The camp is heavily fortified and will not be taken easily.
Included in the download are several skins that will enhance the map and make for a more authentic experience. They are in folders marked to copy the contents to RoN art and TaP art. They include 3 Montagnard hut types, a more appropriate barracks, bunker and Command bunker (redoubt). The original files have also been included in folders. There is a screenshot of Lang Vei village included as well as several maps.
Screenshots of the skins can be viewed at: http://ron.heavengames.com/gallery/Mod_Album?page=5
I hope you enjoy this. I've played it several times and it's been a little different each time depending on how you use your forces. Both sides have artillery, the U.S. also has air support.
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Thanks for the comment Kamikaze. I'll take that as a 5! lol
wakain. I've never seen BF Viet Nam. What is it that you recognized?
Posted on 06/04/06 @ 07:16 AM
well never mind,we have discussed it already.
probed1969 File Author
Posted on 06/07/06 @ 02:02 AM
I bought BF Vietnam. I don't care for First Person much, but I see that they've covered some of the same battles as I. There weren't a huge number of well known battles in this war. It was mostly patrolling trying to find the enemy, then eliminating him, then patrolling some more.
I think I prefer Elite Warriors- Vietnam. It's an upgrade to LOS Vietnam, which sucked! Try the demo if you get a chance.