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Offline crazydave1066

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Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« on: May 03, 2018, 04:55:17 PM »
Hey everyone! Just joined the site and am excited to see what it has to offer! Quick question: can anyone recommend a good Vietnam era computer wargame? The Vietnam War has always fascinated me, but unfortunately it is nearly impossible to find a good game based on it. If anyone could recommend something, that would be great. Thanks!  :)


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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 04:59:29 PM »
Welcome, crazydave1066! I only have Vietnam '65. It's a fun, light game and not sure that's what you would want.
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 05:00:44 PM »
Hello Dave. Vietnam '65 gets some good rep around here.

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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 05:01:37 PM »
Thanks for the response guys! I already own Vietnam '65, and while I enjoy it a lot, I am looking for something a little more complex and simulation-like.

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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 05:05:20 PM »
Crazy Dave!!!! Welcome!!!!
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 07:26:54 PM »
There's a Vietnam mod for People's General that's worth a look. It's stand alone and free!
The direct download link is: http://www.peoplesgeneral.de/Downloads/Peg-Vietnam-1966-7.0.exe
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 07:43:51 PM »
Welcome...Operational Art of War IV has some great Vietnam Scenarios. You may also want to check out WinSPMBT...its older, but still on my top 10 list and it has a lot of interesting Vietnam scenarios. Finally, HPS Sims Squad Battle series has one or two Vietnam titles that should be in any wargamer's collection.
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 07:50:50 PM »
Welcome, crazydave!
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2018, 08:07:13 PM »
Welcome...Operational Art of War IV has some great Vietnam Scenarios. You may also want to check out WinSPMBT...its older, but still on my top 10 list and it has a lot of interesting Vietnam scenarios. Finally, HPS Sims Squad Battle series has one or two Vietnam titles that should be in any wargamer's collection.

Just saw there is a new patch for WinSPMBT. And Operational Art of War is a great suggestion.
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2018, 09:01:51 PM »
Welcome to the Grogs crazydave. Great to have you with us because everybody needs friends in Atlanta.
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2018, 04:51:15 PM »
Thanks everyone! I will definitely check some of these games out!

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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 05:36:40 PM »
Welcome!  I'm 2-3 hours down the road in Auburn.

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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2018, 10:45:25 AM »
Hello and welcome!
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2018, 10:48:33 AM »
Welcome to the Grogs crazydave. Great to have you with us because everybody needs friends in Atlanta.

I've got a friend in Hartlepool. Does that count?
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, GA.
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2018, 10:53:32 AM »
Ninja'd by Jarhead  :-[

HPS has one.

https://www.hpssims.com/Pages/Products/SB/SBVietnam/SBVietnam.html

...and even one if you are into the air combat of the era.

https://www.hpssims.com/Pages/Products/ModAir/WOV/wov.html

(p.s. even though I never got into Atlanta itself much, I loved the area.  I used to live in Suwanee.) 
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