This year's Recruits convention in Lee's Summit was the 10th anniversary and twentieth show put on by the high school gaming club. To celebrate this milestone a lot of the original show game masters were contacted and asked if they would reprise their first contribution to this amazing show and venue. This convention is a showcase of talent in the mid-west and draws a diverse crowd from the region. The games are really well conceived and well executed. I participated in the first year event and our club ran two games. We put on our Vietnam N scale scenario and also the 54mm large Stalingrad game. Jon Haworth and myself decided to honor the request of the convention staffers and bring back for the crowd a "command performance" game. The fist game we will look at in this post is the Vietnam game called, "N" country. This game is a programmed scenario that puts all the players on the American side as part of an air mobile infantry battalion. The commands played by each player interact in a battalion level sweep of a valley in the central highlands of Vietnam. The players are all assumed to be located in a rear echelon airbase and will be transported by helicopter into the area of operation. Once placed on the gaming table all contact back to the battalion headquarters is conducted with radio protocol and call sign acknowledgement.
Here we see D deploying Bravo company under the command of Kaelan, into the valley. Bravo company would encounter several VC patrols running a screen or picket for a main force NVA company.
Bravo company is being supported by gunships. Bravo company had to use marker smoke to keep from getting hit with friendly fire.
Gunships swirl above the jungle canopy. Artillery called in by Bravo is marked on the map with the golf tee. NVA in the treeline. Bravo moving into the foreground. The valley is alive in the background with more action.
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Napalm strike takes out a NVA/VC position.
As the mission ends, enemy troops are seen moving into position along the rice paddies watching as the last of the US troops are airlifted back to the battalion HQ.