This week on Little Wars TV we travel up Vietnam’s Mekong River in September 1967 to refight the Battle of the Rac Ba Rai. Part of Operation Coronado V, this combined-arms attack would forever be known as the Battle of Snoopy’s Nose by American troops who likened the sharp bend in the river to the iconic cartoon. Before our wargame, Tom and Tony discuss the development of the Mobile Riverine Force and set the stage for September 1967. Then, five of our players refight this engagement on a stunning custom tabletop with hundreds of 15mm Battlefront figures. Will the Americans clear this sector of suspected VC forces, or can the Vietcong maintain a presence in the province?
A huge THANK YOU to Battlefront for collaborating with us on this spectacular episode. We love gaming 15mm Vietnam in the club and Battlefront makes some of the nicest figures available for the war. This episode has it all–Hueys, riverine monitors, APCs, bunkers, ambushes, and of course, some classic 1960s period music that will immediately transport you into the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta.
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