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Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« on: October 15, 2020, 04:43:36 PM »
The next (#111) issue of WSS will be focused on the various 20th-century wars in Vietnam:

https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-issue-111.html

I've pre-ordered, to save some money. And used my voucher from having completed the Wargames Survery to save even more  ;)

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 08:30:21 PM »
Hi Simon,
Thank you for the heads uo.

Best wishes,
Martin Buck

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 09:19:39 AM »
How many wars were there in Vietnam, Simon? 😁

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 09:42:01 AM »
Good point, Sean.

From the poor Vietnamese perspective it might just have seemed like one long one, but with changing opposition: Japanese,  French, US / Australia / New Zealand/ Korea etc. / each other...

I thought I'd get this special issue for motivation as I think I'll do some more MOCB stuff once my Crete toys are done.

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 08:36:17 PM »
I think there might have been 4 Sean in the 20 century, and many more going back into ancient times.

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 02:47:51 AM »
Good point Les.

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 04:51:34 PM »
Actually, I believe 10 is the right answer: https://www.holidify.com/pages/wars-in-vietnam-1379.html

This is a good quiz question. :)

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 05:11:36 PM »
Wow - that's even worse than I'd thought.

The WSS issue looks to have 3 or 4 articles on the "American War", with another that will presumably focus on Dien Bien Phu. Here's the "feature" list:

Warwick Kinrade and Piers Brand, 'Gaming wars in Vietnam during the modern era - Tour of duty'.
Gerry Miller, 'Marcel Bigeard in French Indochina - Para, you're born to die'.
Paul Eaglestone, 'The Battle of Long Tan, 18 August 1966 - The kangaroo shoot'.
Eoghan Kelly, 'The Battle for Saigon Racetrack, 31 January 1968 - A day at the races'.
Guy Bowers, 'Vietnam War forces on the tabletop - The only war we had'.
Rubén Torregrosa, 'North Vietnamese soldiers on patrol - Rumble in the jungle'

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2020, 10:28:40 PM »
We can expect at least a mention to PP Vietnam Rules and range in the coming issue.

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2020, 07:16:29 AM »
That would be nice,  Matias!

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2020, 04:33:28 PM »
Well my copy arrived in the post today. On balance I was a little underwhelmed. There are some nice pictures of models but the historic photos included are largely already widely published. Most of the Vietnam articles are focused on a specific game scenario, with rather more on the game elements than on the history for my taste.

On the positive side, Peter Pig's range gets the highest assessment of "Complete"; there is a good article on making jungle from plastic plants (he's even found paint that seems to stick) and there's also some nice eye candy from Olav Haraldssin's last battle in the early 11th century!

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2020, 12:16:15 AM »
A plastic jungle could be my next big project so I might get something out of that. Thanks for the review!

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Re: Wargames, Strategy & Soldiers #111
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2020, 01:18:15 PM »
I see that there is a free online article to go with this issue, here:

https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss_online/issue-111-the-battle-of-an-loc-1972/

This covers the battle of An Loc in a Flames of War 'Nam scenario, accompanied by lots of wargames photos.

Simon