Mark JohnsonUnited States
CaliforniaThat's a Palm Pilot on the left, and a pink iPod mini on the right. Yes, I've been doing BGTG that long!http://www.WargamesToGo.com
Mark Johnson's irregular podcast about small wargames
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My next exploration through smaller wargames is about the Vietnam War. This is something that was almost contemporary when I first started wargaming (1979), so that was too close. I stayed away for years, just as I'm not ready to play simulations about our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now. I need some historical distance in order to process & understand what's going on.
Unlike some other topics I've tackled, there are a LOT of books, games, and movies about this subject. Just knowing I'd eventually want to get into it, I acquired a game here, a game there over the years...and it turned into a large list (see link, above).
• A Bright Shining Lie
• Tet Offensive (S&T Quarterly
• Hue 1968
• Nam Moi
• The Vietnam War (Burns/Novick doc)
• A Face of War
• Sir! No Sir!
• Last Days in Vietnam
• Hearts and Minds
• We Were Soldiers
• Hamburger Hill
• The Green Berets
• Apocalypse Now
• The Deer Hunter
• Full Metal Jacket
• Da 5 Bloods
This was Part 1, and there will definitely be another part. I need to get to all(?) of those other battle-scale games, especially the ones about the Battle of Hue. Is there someone I should seek out to join me on the podcast? I'm open to suggestions.
Mark Johnson's irregular podcast about smaller wargames
Wargames To Go 21.1 - Vietnam War (part 1)
17 Jan 2021
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