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Year Published
1984
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1 − 2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, more than 2 players
(11 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
(7 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(6 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Vietnam 1965-1975
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This simulation game re-creates one of the longest, most complex, and least understood conflict in US history in all of its military and political aspects.

The rules include detailed treatment of movement, terrain, search and destroy operations, special operations, firepower, air mobility, riverines, brigade-level formations, limited intelligence and auxiliary units in each scenario. The scenarios start out small with Operation Starlite, and slowly build in complexity, introducing more rules, until the entire Campaign Scenario which covers the entire war from 1965 to 1975 and introduces South Vietnamese politics, morale and commitment, strategic bombing, reinforcements, and pacification.

Unit counters are Battalion and Regiment size.

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Magazine References:

The GENERAL Index Article List:
Victory insider VG-4 (The General Vol.21,No.3) "Finding the Tunnel's Light,Strategy",3,Winning the Viet Nam Campaign Game, Tony Curtis
Victory insider VG-5 (The General Vol.21,No.4) "Hunting the Viet Cong,Strategy",3,Winning Viet Nam Tactics, Tony Curtis
Victory insider VG-6 (The General Vol.21,No.5) "The Marine's Alternative",Variant,7,A Viet Nam Variant, Carlo Amato
Victory insider VG-8 (The General Vol.22,No.1) "The Sword and the Juggernaut",Strategy,4,The NLF Offensive in Viet Nam, George Windau

The Wargamer Magazine Article List:
33: Review by Joe Miranda, and response by designer Nick Karp
39: Response by playtester Tony Curtis to Miranda
58: Variant by Gary Hladik for US going into Laos to cut the Ho Chi Minh trail, including small b&w extension map covering the Savannakhet-Tchepone corridor
60: More rules changes and additions suggested by Hladik

Line of Departure:
-#13 (Winter 1994) "Deceptive Counterinsurgency: Morale, Pacification and Military Operations in Vietnam" by Jim Werbaneth

Fire and Movement:
-#43 Vietnam (VG) - J.Burtt

For French articles see Updated article index.


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Publisher: Victory Games (I)
Artist: Ted Koller, James Talbot
Year: 1984
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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3 ARVN & NVA counter bag labels (2 of 2)
Second of two sheets. Has the rest of the ARVN and the NVA labels for counter bags.
English
2015-06-03
4 ARVN counter bag labels (1 of 2)
After seeing what Nigel Twine did for the FWA, I decided to same for the ARVN and NVA.
English
2015-05-27
14 Vietnam SOP
I got tired of flipping through the rule book to find it. Added some rules references, too.
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2015-03-04
1 Stickers for Counter Baggies (3 of 3)
Recently bought a 2nd-hand copy of this game and as part of sorting through the bits I came up with these stickers. Wrap them around some thin card, cut them out and pop them into the baggie with the relevant counters. Should add flavour to the game and help in set-up.
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2014-12-29
2 Stickers for Counter Baggies (2 of 3)
Recently bought a 2nd-hand copy of this game and as part of sorting through the bits I came up with these stickers. Wrap them around some thin card, cut them out and pop them into the baggie with the relevant counters. Should add flavour to the game and help in set-up.
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2014-12-29
4 Stickers for Counter Baggies (1 of 3)
Recently bought a 2nd-hand copy of this game and as part of sorting through the bits I came up with these stickers. Wrap them around some thin card, cut them out and pop them into the baggie with the relevant counters. Should add flavour to the game and help in set-up.
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2014-12-29
6 VC Purchase Options Comparison
A spreadsheet that allows comparison of early campaign games purchases for VC units. Sheets are locked but not password protected. Yellow cells are for user input. Pink cells have formulas but can be overwritten by user data.
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2012-12-21
9 US Moral Control & Prediction
For thinking a complet strategy for Vietnam, US player have to plan the commitment level for the present year and how this commitment affect the future. This Excel tool was create to give US player an idea of the time he have to deploy and when they have to start to retreat units. The idea is that you can use for create diferent scenarios in the future and make an idea of the time you have. And of course it is ussefull for control US morale. If you found something for improve, feedbacks will be apreciate. I hope you think it is ussefull.
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2012-12-15
13 Vietnam Pop Control
This is a more visual control of the population for a year. It is more easy to locate the province in the map. Hoja de control de la poblacion en el juego Vietnam, de manera que es mas visual identificar la situacion de la provincia en el mapa.
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2012-11-02
13 VIETNAM Q & A From BGG Vietnam Forum
all the Q&A from the Vietnam forum here at Boardgamegeek. (up to date 03/2012) version 1.0 RTF format
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