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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Oct 2018 4:52 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link – and you voted…

14% – Tet Offensive
13% (tie) – Battle of Hue and Dien Bien Phu
6% (tie) – Chickenhawk (Robert Mason) and Montagnards

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Dien Bien Phu was made – and under that name – by Pierre Shoendoeffer who was actually present during the battle.

uglyfatbloke10 Oct 2018 6:07 a.m. PST

The Only War We've Got…if only for the marvellous comic potential of the 'combat' scene in the big PX at Cholon.

Emphatz10 Oct 2018 8:12 a.m. PST

Good topic …so many

#1 The Battle Of Long Tan
#2 Tet Offensive
#3 The Assault on the US Embassy (During Tet?)
#4 Battle of Hue
#5 Battle of Khe Sanh

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 1:47 p.m. PST

These are all pretty weak. I think something like the battle of Nam Dong or even a SOG mission in Laos would be way more interesting and revealing, as well as heart stopping. Hue could be good if done right. Really wasn't too much ground fighting at Khe Sahn other than at Lang Vei and the 881 hills. The most ground fighting took place during Op Pegasus when the Army fought it's way to relieve KS.
When you just focus on the big battles you lose the perspective of the actual war.

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