January 23 – 31, 1968
The military consultants from the USSR were assigned to reach a Viet Cong base located in South Vietnam in the Cao Lanh area to train guerillas how to use the latest Soviet and Chinese weapons including sniper and explosives techniques. Together with a group of engineers sent to deploy AA batteries around the training camp, they advanced to the destination and were ambushed by the US infantry that had destroyed the base some time earlier. Only two Soviet consultants survived with two soldiers of the North Vietnam army, but the task of getting back to the North Vietnam territory remains a problem. There is no communication, no wheeled vehicles, and it’s impossible to get there on foot. On their way the consultants got involved in a chain of bloodbath engagements with enemies, and they found themselves in the dead center of the well-known Tet offensive.
US Army Special Operations Detachment
January 15 – February 15, 1968
The campaign starts when the special ops detachment under Sgt. Merrill’s command is sent out to examine a Vietnamese village, due to a suspicion that the locals are sheltering Viet Cong soldiers. The group had to accomplish several special missions: set an ambush on the Ho Chi Minh trail, hold a night raid into Cambodia, and participate in a large-scale offensive alongside other US Army forces. The almost impossible rescue of imprisoned US soldiers from a POW camp location in the vicinity of Hanoi will be the decisive combat of the campaign.