To the forces chosen.
The VPAF force I chose to oppose was 24 points only needing 8 VP. It consisted of 2 Mig 21 sections with guns and missiles, 2 Mig 17 sections and 6 SAM sites! They could get single points from the US planes but 2VP for the F-111s though.
The Thuds rumble on escorted by an F-4 Section, looking for SAM sites to hit!
I tried to think what would i do as the Vietnamese player and so out came 2 SAM sites who could immediately launch at the USAF. A section of MIG17s rolled on to try to bag some imperialists.
One of the SAM batteries managed to get a lock on the F-4 Section leader.
The Wild Weasels split up to separately go after the SAM sites while the Phantoms also split to do some fancy manoeuvring to attempt to break the lock from the SAM.
The Aardvarks made there entrance coming in fast and very low. (The F-111 is my favourite plane, mainly because our own RAAF had them and growing up I remember them thundering overhead when visiting near Williamtown)
Meantime one of the Thuds went down to a SAM, I just kept rolling 6s for the VPAF.....very unlucky day for the USAF
At the end of the game the VPAF had shot down 5 Phantoms the Two Wild Weasels and the SAR team. for 9 VP......one more than they needed. The USAF fell 3 short of their target having only shot down one Mig-17, Destroyed a SAM battery and 8 points from the F-111s successful run for 10 points in total.
Next game I think I'll leave the Wild weasels at home and one less section of Phantoms. That will mean only 10 VP needed........its a great fun game and very very hard for the USAF. The VPAF can get away with far less on the table and still manage to win, maybe even just have SAM sites and one section of Mig 21s to harass. Im looking forward to perhaps getting more games when the isolation is over at my club. Until then Ill try and get a few more solo games in.