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Posted on Sep 29, 2007 in Armchair Reading

November 2007 Play It!

Armchair General


COMBAT! Tactical Decision Game - Vietnam Ambush, 1968 Can YOU lead a U.S. Army infantry squad out of a deadly Viet Cong ambush?

For recreating small action scenarios of this nature, our recommended are Lock ‘N Load: Forgotten Heroes Vietnam by Shrapnel Games, Squad Battles: Vietnam and Squad Battles: Tour of Duty by HPS.

SPECIAL FEATURE: History in Depth - The Vietnam War: America’s Southeast Asian Odyssey History of the Vietnam War.

The absolute reference for a simulation of the entire Vietnam War is Vietnam 1965-1975 by Victory Games.  We can also recommend Winged Horse: Campaigns in Vietnam, 1965-66, Strategy & Tactics magazine #239.  In addition, WinSPMBT by Camo Workshop/Shrapnel Games has many Vietnam scenarios and campaigns and Downtown by GMT deals with the Air War over NVN.


TIPPING POINTS:  The Air Mobility Revolution.

Silver Bayonet: The First Team in Vietnam, 1965 by GMT Games would be a useful title to recreate scenarios of this nature, and Air Assault Task Force by ProSIM has Vietnam scenarios about the Ia Drang Campaign.

BONUS ARTICLE:   Easter Offensive 1972: The Victory That Should Have Won the Vietnam War.

Once again, we have no hesitation in recommending Squad Battles: Vietnam and Squad Battles: Tour of Duty by HPS, plus The Operational Art of War III by Matrix Games which has lots of Vietnam scenarios, including one by ACG contributor WildBill Wilder on Tet 1968.

Play on!