Discussion of South Vietnamese Politics in Victory Games
Besides providing a thoroughly engaging operational and grand operational war game experience, Victory Games’ definitive Vietnam War board game, Vietnam: 1965-1975, also exposes a political dimension. In addition to having responsibility for all tactical and operational decisions, the US/ARVN player must make decisions that I believe would be considered above a theater commander’s pay grade.
Player Aids for Victory Games “Vietnam: 1965-1975” Board Game NLF, US and ARVN Record Sheets These record sheets […]
Search & Destroy Operations in Vietnam: 1965-1975
Based on conversations with fellow gamers, I think that Victory Games 1980s title Vietnam: 1965-1975 has gotten miscategorized as an ultra-complex war game. Whenever I would suggest it to the group, I’d get the same eye-rolling reaction, “Uhhhhhhh-ohhhhhhhh…. not that game.”. While it’s true that the game has many, many moving parts, the heart and soul of the operational component, the Search & Destroy operation, is not terribly complex.
This “How-To” article will take you on a guided tour of a typical American Search & Destroy operation.
A Long Overdue Review
Vietnam: 1965-1975 is a board game based simulation of the entire American conventional military intervention in Vietnam from 1965, when the first regular ground formations were committed, to the ultimate victory of the North Vietnamese Army at the fall of South Vietnamese capital city of Saigon in 1975.
An NLF Commander Reports By Scott Cameron NLF Point of View I was the NLF commander in a […]
Highlanders – A New Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 The Quest to Control the Central Highlands This article contains […]
Another campaign game in the books! The NVA rolled into Saigon in the Spring of 1972! By Mark […]
Rules Questions Nick Karp (Designer) Responses to Vietnam: 1965-1975 Rules Questions Q: Rule “5.5 Casualties”, under the section “Allocating Losses” […]
Errata for “Vietnam: 1965-1975”, as of October 1984 By Victory Games (Victory Insider #6, The General 21-5) Counters […]