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jfishm1981 Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

Hey all,

I'm wondering if anyone games the final few campaigns of the Vietnam War between the PAVN and the ARVN where tanks took part in the fighting. If you have/do game this period, what rules do you use? I'm interested in expanding my collection to this era and would be curious to see what other gamers' experiences have been thus far.

Thanks so much,

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

I haven't gamed it, but I did once get to talk about it over drinks with an ARVN veteran of those very engagements.

He said that he was lucky to get out of his burning tank and eventually out of the country.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 3:54 p.m. PST

I haven't yet but it is on my to do list. Force on Force will be my rules of choice. I am using them for Vietnam and for the Cold War already.


Schlesien14 Nov 2017 6:08 p.m. PST

Yes, 1972 Battle of Kontum. Cold War Commander rules. No ARVN tanks, but US air support.

Gaz004515 Nov 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

1/300 scale with Pz8 fast play rules…..makes a change to wield NVA mech forces rather than infantry……..I tend to limit the US air power a tad or it becomes a bomb fest….

Recommend The Easter Offensive Vietnam 1972 vol 1&2 from Helion Books…..

Tgunner17 Nov 2017 5:13 p.m. PST

I'm waiting for Flames of War 'Nam to hit the scene. I'm guessing when 'Nam comes out we will see some plastic kits for the period. When that happens I just might.

uglyfatbloke19 Nov 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

We use our field-stripped version of Bolt Action, 28mm figures, Corgi for US vehicles, Solido for PAVN.

Part time gamer23 Jan 2018 12:58 p.m. PST

'Nam, a great period if you like skirmish, and (optional) hidden movement games.
But not the best if your really into armor vs. armor (which I do).

Tgunner26 Jan 2018 2:42 a.m. PST

But there are some too snorting armor clashes in '72 that are interesting. There were a number of armor clashes during the latter stages if the war. In fact the TOW a real workout against T55s during those last battles. It is worth checking out.

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