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Can someone recommend a good rule set for Vietnam war miniature games?

I have been unable to find a lot of material on the Vietnam era...

Appreciate your comments.
 
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The only game I could think of was Phantom Leader, but that doesn't include minis. However, it led me to the category listing in case no one else has any suggestions: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamecategory/1109/vietnam-war
 
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The FNG series by Two Hour Wargames (THW Game Design)
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FNG: Second Tour
FNG: Unconventional Warfare

Also, Battlefront Miniatures Ltd has a Flames of War Vietnam line.
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Charlie Don't Surf from Too Fat Lardies. Haven't played it but it is based on their excellent I Ain't Been Shot, Mum WWII tactical rules which I have played a lot and hold in high regard.
Short review/discussion here: http://www.theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=200433

Incoming, a mod for the Crossfire WWII rules.
Incoming here: http://balagan.info/incoming-vietnam-rules-for-the-crossfire...
Crossfire and Hit The Dirt supplement needed to play are available from On Military Matters online, and Dennis is a pleasure to deal with.

FNG mentioned above, is a fine set of rules. You can try the basic system out by downloading the free Chain Reaction rules from the Two Hour Wargames website. They share the same basic mechanics, FNG adds more specific rules to cover Vietnam.
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Flames of War has a Vietnam set for 15mm. Not much info here, but google flames of war tour of duty if you are interested. I don't know anything about the rules, but the miniatures look fantastic.

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I saw on Wargame Vault that Fireteam: Nam! realesed today. ($7.99)
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FNG: Second Tour looks great as it seems to be completely solo playable.

The only thing that looks scary is that the rule book has over 112 pages,
which seems to be overkill for a skirmish game of relatively small scale.

I was actually thinking about something similar to "Song of Drums and Tomahawks" from Ganesha Games within a Vietnam setting.

Very playable, accessible set of rules that is available for different periods (black powder, fantasy).

Maybe "Charlie don't surf" comes close to that?
 
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