Original game in Wargamer magazine was interesting, and I played it as much as I did the VG game, but it suffered from a camouflaged map - you couldn't see where the hexes were!
Different scale game completely; division and brigade.
I liked that it included Laos and Cambodia.
This is a revised version, with better map, counters I don't like as much, and a number of rules revisions that I am not sure will improve or harm the game.
The game (and game company) are new to me. The new map looks pretty good and I agree the counter style would not have been my first choice. I was struck by the scope of the game (I've only skimmed the rule book) and wondered if it could rival the VG version. I assume the change in scale makes the game more playable (at least in terms of the time required)?