Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 (Third Edition) is an uncomplicated approach to a very complicated conflict. 8 Scenarios introduce players to U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia including a Scenario after the US withdrew from Vietnam, a Full Campaign Scenario as well as high solitaire capability. Players appreciate the ability to start in any year of the War they wish and fight to the end of any other year of the War. The Game provides a comprehensive historical approach using mechanics that include Guerrilla Warfare, Faction Differentiation, Political Turmoil and Veteran Advantages. This design has already been used as a successful teaching tool.
This is a card-driven, area-based design with low counter density and a much simplified combat system. Each Scenario represents 1 year and Players have the flexibility of starting in any year of the War and ending in any later year of the War. Players choose either the Allies (US, ARVN, Cambodian and Laotian) or Communist (NVA, VC, Cambodian and Laotian) Players engage in Guerrilla Warfare, VC Units remain hidden until engaged. VC Units may be Simple Units or Reinforced Units or simply False Information. When determined to be False Information, Players roll on the Bush Events Table which involve events from discovering Chinese Troops to the arrival of USO shows featuring John Wayne and Bob Hope.
Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975 (Third Edition) offers players an easier to follow Rulebook with simpler victory conditions. Also included: tested Solitaire Rules and a separate solitaire player aide; a premium Mounted Map that includes all of the charts necessary to play the game; full-sized poker quality Card Deck; standard playing dice and a new artistic approach to factional units.
Contents: 24 Page Rule/Scenario Book, Solitaire Player Aid, 3 Counter Sheets (3/4” Counters), 22x33" Mounted Map, 80 Standard Playing Cards (27 Red, 27 Blue and 28 Black), Two 6-sided Dice (1 Red/1Blue) and 1 Box and Lid Set.
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