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The Best Vietnam War games

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:42 am
by admin
There’s no pithy way to sum up the Vietnam War without cheapening events or glossing over crucial details of one of the most complicated conflicts of the modern era.

http://www.wargamer.com/articles/vietnam-war-games/

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:48 pm
by amandachen
Great. BTW this open quote should be an apostrophe: Vietnam ???65

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:48 pm
by ltgentanz
Looking forward to Campaign Series Vietnam. Info is vague but I think they were trying to release this year or early next.

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:06 pm
by bardosy
How could Vietcong game miss from this list?
Yeah its old, but the best vietnam FPS.
Its not a coincidence that the best missions for Arma3 Unsung are inspirated by this other Czech game.

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:02 am
by EICJoe
How could Vietcong game miss from this list?
Yeah its old, but the best vietnam FPS.
Its not a coincidence that the best missions for Arma3 Unsung are inspirated by this other Czech game.
Well these lists are largely down to experience and what we've played as much as they are some collective consensus. We do miss things sometimes, and sometimes we haven't played a game so it's hard to get a read on how good it is. That's where we let the community step in :) For the refresh, we'll look at and see what games other have advocated for and sometimes those suggestions make it into version 2.

I also like to try and skew away from older games where I can, although admittedly in the niche subjects it can be hard.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:03 pm
by bardosy
Sorry if my comment sound like offensive.
I just mentioned Vietcong game as the article told so: "What are your favourite Vietnam War games?"
And you listed Arma3 Unsung mod, so I also mentioned that lot of mission with this mod is inspirated by Vietcong.
And I still recommend you to try it (not the sequel, but the first one).

And please: do a list about Falkland war games. It's more forgotten than Korean war.
I only know two gamers, but both are mod:
* a bunch of mod for Arma 2.
* "Ring of hill" mod for Heroes of Stalingrad.

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:31 pm
by EICJoe
Sorry if my comment sound like offensive.
I just mentioned Vietcong game as the article told so: "What are your favourite Vietnam War games?"
And you listed Arma3 Unsung mod, so I also mentioned that lot of mission with this mod is inspirated by Vietcong.
And I still recommend you to try it (not the sequel, but the first one).

And please: do a list about Falkland war games. It's more forgotten than Korean war.
I only know two gamers, but both are mod:
* a bunch of mod for Arma 2.
* "Ring of hill" mod for Heroes of Stalingrad.
Oh no it wasn't offensive, don't worry about it. Just trying to explain how we tend to approach these lists :) Yeah I'd be surprised if there's enough content to write up a list on the Falklands... maybe there's a TOAW scenario? Can look into it but we've got to round off the usual suspects first.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:09 pm
by beldurax
John Tiller's Squad Battles titles are amazing, Squad Battles: Vietnam being the best of the three.

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:59 pm
by Simicro
Hello,

Many thanks Ian for your interesting article. I like the editorial choice to make "The Best XXX Wargames" articles.

Regarding the opening picture at the beginning of this article: which wargame is it please?

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Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:20 am
by EICJoe
Hello,

Many thanks Ian for your interesting article. I like the editorial choice to make "The Best XXX Wargames" articles.

Regarding the opening picture at the beginning of this article: which wargame is it please?
Men of War: Vietnam - it's no where near the best of the list, but it makes for some good pictures!