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Silver Bayonet

Silver Bayonet
Condition: VG/EX
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Condition: NM-
Condition Note: 95% unpunched
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Silver Bayonet
by GMT
Category: War Games
Product Line: Operational Series
Author: Gene Billingsley
Publish Date: 1990
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148534429
Mfg. part #: GMT9001
Type: Boxed Game

Description

In October of 1965, General Vo Nguyen Giap launched a full North Vietnamese Army division in a sweeping offensive against the thinly-guarded II Corp area west of Pleiku in South Vietnam's Central Highlands. Two special forces camps, a handful of elite soldiers, and thirty miles of rugged, jungle terrain were all that stood between the onrushing NVA and their objective, the strategic town of Pleiku. The NVA quickly surrounded and besieged the camps, threatening a quick and easy victory over the outnumbered II Corps defenders. Desperate to hold back the tide of Communist soldiers, the South Vietnamese commander asked the U.S. for help.

The newly-formed 1st Cavalry Division, fresh in country and bivouacked at nearby An Khe, rushed to the aid of the beleaguered garrisons. With its complement of over 400 combat helicopters, the 1st Cavalry was completely air-mobile. While the helicopter's mobility guaranteed quick movement and ready supply, it did not guarantee victory. The soldiers that the unblooded Americans faced were tough, well-trained veterans. Victory would not come easily for the Americans.

Between October 23 and November 25, 1965, a desperate struggle between a full North Vietnamese Army Division and the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division took place west of Pleiku in Vietnam's Central Highlands. Silver Bayonet is a company-level game focusing on this pivotal conflict.