North Vietnam launched the massive “Easter Offensive,” expecting to roll all the way to Saigon. But first, the provincial capital of An Loc had to be captured. With large quantities of armored vehicles and artillery, and 3-1 odds in infantry, it should not have been a lengthy battle. But heavy air support stretched the action into a 66 day siege, which might be considered the ARVN’s last victory.
This clever little game from designer Arrigo Velicogna has gotten rave reviews for its operation points based sequence of play capture of asymmetrical warfare, by two conventional but very different armies. As one fan said, “It’s a small scale game but by no means simple or shallow... a real nail biter!”