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(from GMT website:)

Volume IV in GMT’s COIN Series dives headlong into the momentous and complex battle for South Vietnam. A unique multi-faction treatment of the Vietnam War, Fire in the Lake will take 1 to 4 players on US heliborne sweeps of the jungle and Communist infiltration of the South, and into inter-allied conferences, Saigon politics, interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, air defense of Northern infrastructure, graduated escalation, and media war.

Renowned designer and modern warfare expert Mark Herman joins COIN Series creator Volko Ruhnke for a collaborative production not to be missed. Fire in the Lake features the same card-assisted counterinsurgency game system as GMT's Andean Abyss, Cuba Libre, and A Distant Plain, with a pack of twists that take the Series to another level, including:

  • Pivotal events that trump initiative (Tet Offensive, Vietnamization, Easter Offensive, and Linebacker II)
  • Inter-coup campaign effects that vary by RVN leader
  • Counterinsurgent guerrillas (US-led Irregulars and ARVN Rangers)
  • Insurgent troops (NVA) for direct force-on-force engagements
  • Tunneled VC and NVA bases
  • Trail construction and degradation
  • A larger-than-ever event deck for even greater play variety
  • Short and medium-length scenarios with either random or period-event options

COMPONENTS:
One 22"x34" Map
248 Wooden pieces (many embossed)
130 Playing Cards
One full-color countersheet
Rules Booklet
Play Booklet
9 Player Aid sheets
Three 6-sided dice

DESIGNER: Mark Herman & Volko Ruhnke
SERIES DEVELOPER: Mike Bertucelli
MAP ART: Chechu Nieto
COUNTER & CARDS ART & RULES LAYOUT: Mark Simonitch

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Microbadges:

  • mb Fire in the Lake fan
  • mb COIN series fan

Card-sleeve compatibility information:

Number of cards: 130

Arcane Tinmen sleeve size: Standard - Gray (AT-10406) - (63 x 88mm)
Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Standard Card Game - Gray (FFS05) - (2-1/2" x 3-1/2" - 63.5 x 88mm)
Mayday sleeve size: Card Game - Green: Standard (MDG-7041) or Premium (MDG-7077) - (63.5 x 88mm)
Swan PanAsia sleeve size: Standard Card: Standard (SWN-032) or Premium (SWN-510) - (65 x 90mm)
Ultra-Pro sleeve size: Clear Standard Deck Protector (82689) - (66 x 91mm) or Pro-Fit Standard Size (82712) - (64 x 89mm)

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THE C3i MAGAZINE INDEX LIST

Issue 27

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam – Game Designer Roundtable with Mark Herman and Volko Ruhnke by Sam Sheikh

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7 Fire in the Lake rules flowchart
Print on legal-size paper
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2016-02-07
3 Tournament Decks for Short Scenario for Fire in tthe Lake
Tournament Decks A and B for playing Tournament version of Short Scenario for Fire in the Lake. Should be played in conjunction with Tournament Rules.
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2015-12-08
4 Tournament Rules for Short Scenario
Tournament Rules for Fire in the Lake Short Scenario. Should be played with preselected 28 Card deck.
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2015-12-08
5 Fire in the Lake - Spielhilfe Deutsch 1.2
Deutsche Spielhilefen für Fire in the Lake, Version 1.2 Angelehnt an Arthur Switaliskis Player Aid. Enthält eine Übersicht über die Operationen/Spezialaktivitäten der einzelnen Fraktionen und eine Übersicht über den Coup! Rundenablauf.
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2015-11-30
5 Fire in the Lake - faction aid in Japanese
Fire in the Lake - faction aid in Japanese v1.1 NVA infiltrate bug fix.
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2015-10-15
9 FITL Tuck Boxes for Wooden Pieces
A collection of tuck boxes I designed to hold the five types of colored wooden game pieces: NVA, VC, US, ARVN and Police. Boxes are 3cm high and 6cm wide. They are designed to fit in the lower well of the game box. Photo: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/2604897/fire-lake
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2015-07-27
8 Fire in the Lake - ilustrowane karty pomocy graczy
Ilustrowana pomoc gracza, zawierająca schematy wszystkich Operacji i Działań Specjalnych frakcji oraz podsumowanie Fazy Przewrotu. Jest to tłumaczenie pomocy dla frakcji autorstwa Thierry`ego Aradana.
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2015-07-05
15 Fire in the Lake - polish rules
Nieoficjalne, amatorskie tłumaczenie instrukcji. Nie zawiera tłumaczenia indeksu. Jeeśli ktoś znajdzie poważniejsze błędy proszę o info.
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2015-06-17
11 Setup picture for full scenario (Vassal snap shot)
Inspired by the discussion here http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/113631/short-scenario-setup-picture, I made a snap shot from the setup as shown in the Vassal module for FitL (v. 1.4), as a graphic setup help for the boardgame. All markers and pieces are de-stacked, and the redundant elements of Vassal are cut away. Ignore any "offmap" labels. The credits for the creation of the module go to [username=joel_m_toppen] In case you find this picture useful, drop him a little GG. :) [b]This version v1.1 contains an important correction.[/b] There was a setup error for the full scenario in the Vassal module v1.32, from which the first version of this screen shot was taken. This screen shot is from the current module version v1.4, in which the error is corrected.
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2015-03-11
15 Setup picture for medium scenario, v. 1.0
Inspired by the discussion here http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/113631/short-scenario-setup-picture, I made a snap shot from the setup as shown in the Vassal module for FitL (v. 1.32), as a graphic setup help for the boardgame. This scenario displays the option with Period Events (capability counters!). All markers and pieces are de-stacked, and the redundant elements of Vassal are cut away. Ignore the "offmap" label for the VC resource marker. The credits for the creation of the module go to [username=joel_m_toppen] In case you find this picture useful, drop him a little GG. :)
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