One of the most remote American positions was Fire Base Mary Ann, not far from Chu Lai, occupied by elements of the 46th Regiment of the Americal Division. By the last week of March an ARVN artillery battery had already moved in and the base was to be completely turned-over in early April. However, the local Viet Cong (Communist South Vietnamese) commander saw a growing opportunity during the transition to strike a final blow against the Imperialist forces of the US. Deploying the elite 409th Sapper Battalion for the attack, the Communist’s “parting shot” was to remind both the US and ARVN that the war was far from over.
If you are interested, we posted an interview on the blog with the designer Paul Rohrbaugh. You can read that at the following link: https://theplayersaid.com/2019/11/04/interview-with-paul-rohrbaugh-designer-of-long-cruel-woman-the-attack-on-firebase-mary-ann-march-28-1971-from-high-flying-dice-games/
I also wrote an in depth review for the blog and you can read that at the following link: https://theplayersaid.com/2020/06/11/wake-up-and-check-the-wire-i-heard-someone-knocking-at-the-gate-a-review-of-long-cruel-woman-the-attack-on-fire-base-mary-ann-march-28-1971-from-high-flying-dice-games/