Indian Country is the flagship Anchor & Star Airsoft event. Indian Country takes place in the I Corps region of the Republic of South Vietnam in the summer of 1968. Fire Support Base Peacock is located near the hamlet of Dien Que. ARVN troops have abandoned their out post Tu Bo. Marines of 3/1 have rotated into FSB Peacock to resume operations in the district.
Troops from the 7th Battalion, Regiment 38 of the People's Army of Viet Nam have used the ARVN absence to begin moving large amounts of supplies down the infamous Ho Chi Minh trail from Laos.
Indian Country offers a level of immersion and realism not often seen in airsoft events. The sights, sounds and smells will transport the participants back to the summer of '68.
About Dien Que
The hamlet of Dien Que has been a quiet bastion of peace and tranquility for decades. Generations of farmers have worked the land to provide for their families and to make a meager living selling their wares. The primary source of income has historically been agriculture. Rice crops are usually good and the village has an abundant supply of livestock. Over the years, residents have resorted to other means of generating income. Every month the men and boys travel into the nearby hills to cut firewood. The split logs are then sold to Phuoc Ia at a small profit. The practice of logging has become more dangerous due to the presence of US and NVA forces in the area.
Black market trading has become more common over the years to help supplement income in times of bad harvests. Stolen or recovered goods from either side of the conflict are sold back to the soldiers missing the items. Elderly women of the village have attempted to sell their services as seamstresses and cleaning staff to the local US firebase, with varying results.
Makeshift shops have sprung up around Dien Que selling goods ranging from personal grooming items to ARVN issue rucksacks and US uniforms. US MPs often patrol Dien Que looking for stolen goods or signs that the NVA are attempting to purchase USGI and ARVN equipment to impersonate friendly personnel.
Conflict In The Region
The people of Dien Que are not strangers to a difficult life during war. The village defended itself during the first Indochina War, successfully repelling the French. The Viet Minh did not have a great need for the farmers of Dien Que against the French, so they were not brought under the control of Vo Nguyen Giap and Ho Chi Minh.
Dien Que is situated near fertile farmlands, fresh water and a newly revived supply route in use by the NVA's 7th Battalion. The Province Chief does not want to become directly involved in what the people are calling "The American War", and only wishes to preserve his peoples' way of life. Neighboring chiefs call him a fool and predict he will fold under the weight of the Viet Cong or die trying to resist.
NVA officers and senior Cadre make regular visits to Dien Que to discuss the logistical importance of their location. The village Chief and the elders are worried that the NVA will soon lose patience with their position of non-committal and will act drastically.
US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam and the People's Army of Viet Nam are looking for hardworking and dedicated troops to fill in available positions. Here you will be able to join the force of your choosing. Good luck.