#33 w/Meatgrinder - Battle for Xuan Loc 1975

By: Against the Odds

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Against the Odds - #01 - #50

MSRP $34.95

(unpunched, no counters for Bloody Hunlikely and Pocket at Falaise)
(ziplock edition, no box, missing Pocket at Falaise variant counters, remaining counters unpunched)

Product Info

Title
#33 w/Meatgrinder - Battle for Xuan Loc 1975
Publisher
Category
Sub-category
Author
Perry Moore
Publish Year
2011
Dimensions
8.5x11x.5"
NKG Part #
2147461305
MFG. Part #
ATO-33
Type
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
1 - 2 Players
Game Length
360 Minutes

Description

Two years after the last US troops left Vietnam, People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) General Van Tien Dung launched Operation 275, a "limited" offensive designed to set up an attack on the provincial capital of Pleiko. Rapid collapse of South Vietnamese (ARVN) forces caused a change in plan, with PAVN forces quickly taking one city after another, pausing only before an attack on Saigon itself. Based on previous performance, when three full PAVN divisions, supported by tanks and ample artillery, attacked one depleted ARVN division at Xuan Loc, Dung expected a cake walk. What he got was a Meatgrinder instead.

For two bloody weeks, a division regarded as "unreliable" held back everything the PAVN could throw against them, inflicting heavy losses. No one, on either side, expected such heavy fighting. And hardly anyone thought that this would actually be "the last battle" of a 30 year conflict. It was.

Now, Against the Odds lets you refight this key moment in history, with Meatgrinder: Battle for Xuan Loc, 1975. The design uses a variable initiative system that keeps both sides uncertain, and features all the weapon systems that made this battle, and this period, so distinctive. The ARVN player employs cluster bombs, daisy cutters, M-48 tanks, and helicopters against seemingly overwhelming numbers of PAVN troops, artillery, and T-54 tanks. Leadership, close assaults, and airborne operations are also included...all the tools for attack and defense that made this a classic confrontation.

Bonus Items Included: All copies of this issue contain an extra solitaire game, Bloody Hunlikely! covering Atilla's rampage across Europe, plus a small expansion kit (rules and counters) for our earlier The Pocket at Falaise featured in ATO #27. Don't miss this one!

Meatgrinder and issue #33 of ATO:

  • Map - One full color 22"x34" mapsheet
  • Counters - 240 full color 1/2" die-cut pieces
  • Rules length - 10 pages
  • Charts and tables - 2 pages
  • Complexity - Medium
  • Solitaire suitability - Average
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