In August of 1966, a company of Australian and New Zealand soldiers endured an attack from a much larger force while being pinned down in a remote rubber tree plantation called Long Tân.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
08:00 Parking lot opens; Participants gear up09:00 Sugar House opens for check-in, rentals, & salesThose who arrive after 9:30 a.m. may not participate.10:00 Sugar House closes; New-player orientation10:15 Gear inspected; Guns chronographed10:25 Game briefing at 1st Entrance10:50 Field insertion11:00 Startex15:00 Endex; Debriefing & Raffle at Nui Dat (MAC)
Required ItemsAdmission eTicket purchased in advanceBarrel cover on each airsoft rifleFull-seal eye protection (ANSI Z87.1) with a strapHard plastic/metal lower face mask for <15 yearsPortable hydration (at least 16 fluid ounces)Red rag (at least 1 square foot)Signed 2020 Waiver unless you already gave oneWristwatch with stopwatch timerDetailed Required Items linked HERE
Field RulesAge minimum = 12 yearsFPS limit = 400fps with .25s (1.86J)Bolt-action limit = 550fps w/ .25s (3.51J) & 100’ MEDFriendly fire counts.Gun hits count.Safety kills are optional.Noise grenades eliminate everyone in the same room.Explosive devices have several restrictions.More Field Rules linked HERE
Semi-Auto OnlyFull-automatic and burst-mode firing are prohibited at this event. Only one BB is to be projected with each pull of the trigger.However, we allow the following exceptions to this rule:
- Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) replicas that are listed HERE
- Guns that weigh at least 10 pounds and are at least 36 inches in length
- Pump/slide-action or lever-action guns that shoot multi-round bursts
- BB shower shells such as Madbull
- Mini launchers such as Zoxna
- Double-barrel guns such as THIS when fired only in semi-auto
- We’re also allowing full-auto for replicas of guns that were designed to fire in full-auto during the Vietnam/American War such as an AKM/AKMS/AK47 (must have correct body, flash hider, and magazines; no AK74 or Krinkov), Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), CAR-15/GAU-5/XM177, FAL/L1A1, FN MAG, M1 carbine, M2 carbine, M3 grease gun, M14 (including the SOCOM), M16A1 (no A2 or dressed-up flat top), M60, MAC-10, MG 34, MP 40, MP 41, Owen gun, PPSh family, RPD, RPK, Sterling submachine gun, Thompson submachine gun, Uzi, 30-caliber machine gun, 50-caliber machine gun. If you own a replica that you feel should be added to this list, please contact us.
FactionsYour faction will be finalized on game day based on your preferences, your loadout/clothing, and our faction size goals:
"GI" (anti-communists)United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Vietnam, etc.
Self-respawn: Pallet BaseRadio channel: 1 (462.5625 MHz)
"VC" (communists)North Vietnam, Viet Cong, GRUNK, Pathet Lao, Khmer Rouge, etc.
Self-respawn: PrisonRadio channel: 2 (462.5875 MHz)
Radio CommunicationIf you have a two-way radio, keep it set on your faction’s radio channel. You may monitor the other factions' channels, but do not transmit on them. VOX mode, hot mic-ing, and channel jamming are all prohibited. Please familiarize yourself with your radio and program in its channels before arriving at the field. The Baofeng UV-5R is popular in airsoft and has programming instructions linked HERE.
Dress CodeThis is not a strict reenactment. Many participants will show up with modern camo/clothing and equipment. If you have a somewhat authentic-looking outfit, please wear it. If not, we may provide you with a loaner item that will distinguish you from the opposing faction.If you'd like to be with the VC, please keep in mind that we sell beige boonie hats for $7 each and Chicom Type 56 chest rigs for $20 each at the field. You can also order items for either faction in advance from other online sellers using Stockman's extensive list linked HERE.
Phase 1: Exclusion Zone (11:00-12:30)GI forces will secure their main base at Nui Dat as well as SAS Hill and two other locations, but the VC may put up some resistance.
Phase 2: Delta Company (12:30-13:30)While maintaining security at Nui Dat, selected GI will move into Long Tan in search of enemies and any remnants. They will need to set up defensive positions against the relentless oncoming VC.
Phase 3: 1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron (13:30-13:45)The surviving GI at Long Tan will need to be evacuated by APC before they are overrun.
Phase 4: Aftermath (13:45-14:00)The GI will escort General William Westmoreland to Long Tan for an inspection while they clean up the battlefield.
Phase 5: Memorial (14:00-14:15)A brief service will be held at the site of the fallen.
Phase 6 (14:15-15:00)REDACTED
Raffle GiveawayIf you stay until endex, we'll give you a FREE raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes.
Swap MeetYou are welcome to buy/sell/trade your airsoft equipment in and around the parking lot and staging area during the morning of this event.
Our Commitment to YouThe field managers and event producers will follow through with this operation regardless of the weather. We are fully committed to delivering everything that we advertise and greatly respect the sacrifices that you make in order to attend our ops. Your opinions and improvement ideas are valuable to us, so please share them.