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  • Publisher: Slitherine
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 92.1 MB
  • Version: 1.11
  • Price: $9.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.8 (4)
App description: It is 1965 and the US ground war in Vietnam is in full swing. As a US Army commander, wage a counter-insurgency (COIN) war to secure the Ia Drang valley, on the border with Cambodia.

In order to win the Hearts and Minds of the local population you will need to search for and destroy the Vietcong (VC) insurgents, who infiltrate from the Ho Chi Minh trail and destabilize the province by intimidating the locals, laying mines and ambushing your forces.

The insurgents also have a bigger brother, the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). This well trained, conventional army have much wider ambitions than the VC, they want to take total control of the valley, a stepping stone to unifying North Vietnam with the South under communist rule.

The NVA conducts operations from across the border, primarily aimed at supporting the insurgency and launching offensives when the time is right.

To carry out your COIN mission, co-ordination of ground troops, special forces, artillery, mechanized units, training of local forces (ARVN) and airmobile assets is essential, but of greater consequence is winning the support of the local population. With greater co-operation from the local inhabitants comes the reward of intelligence, a key factor in COIN warfare.

The war is not fought in isolation, so as the commander of the US forces, you will have the added complexity of managing the support for the war back home, should you the lose the Hearts and Minds of the American people, the war will also be surely lost.
This is a game that captures the true essence of the Vietnam War, where airmobile operations are paramount, fire support bases play a critical role and air strikes can save the day.

Rise through the ranks and watch your personalized uniform transform from a junior Lieutenant to General as you relive the Vietnam War.

Features

- Hearts and Minds victory conditions
- Political support model
- Full range of US units including transport helicopters, APCs, armor, Gunships, Engineers etc
- Firebases and artillery support
- Special Forces operations (Green Berets)
- Operational intelligence map
- Training of South Vietnamese Army (ARVN)
- Napalm strikes
- Medevacs and in field repairs
- Minesweeping and ambushes
- Full logistical model
- Road and base construction
- NVA offensives
03-04-2015, 08:09 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,948
I can't wait to buy this tonight.


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Last edited by ojtitus; 03-04-2015 at 03:27 PM.

03-04-2015, 02:34 PM
#3
Wish was Iphone 6
03-04-2015, 02:35 PM
#4
Mmmmmmmmm
03-04-2015, 03:54 PM
#5
Any impressions from our Australian friends?
03-04-2015, 06:30 PM
#6
This looks pretty good. I might have to di di mau and download this... I'm taking out some commies tonight one hex grid at a time! OR maybe tomorrow morning.

Last edited by Jim Shorts; 03-04-2015 at 06:32 PM. Reason: cause
03-04-2015, 06:51 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Shorts View Post
This looks pretty good. I might have to di di mau and download this... I'm taking out some commies tonight one hex grid at a time! OR maybe tomorrow morning.
I'm loving how it attempts to cover the political aspects of both local villagers and perceptions of the war effort from back home.

Most importantly, I love how it uses a random map for each play through to make each play feel fresh.

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03-04-2015, 08:11 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
I'm loving how it attempts to cover the political aspects of both local villagers and perceptions of the war effort from back home.

Most importantly, I love how it uses a random map for each play through to make each play feel fresh.
Great vibe to it. Cool that it's taking on a modern war with added variations. Random map will give it a bang for the buck. Looks really, really good.
03-04-2015, 08:14 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Somewhere on Earth, I could be behind you.
Posts: 552
Never bought a Slitherine's game before, I'll check this one out, looks quite amazing.