From: Wieluñ, Poland
Steve, I played "Boonie Rats" twice, once as the MACV side aganst the AI at the very beginning of my wargaming career and then in the PBEM mode as the Blitz wargaimng club game against a human opponent when I commanded the COSVN NLF/PAVN forces. First time I won soundly in '66, annihilating large ammounts of the NVA regulars and the VC Main Force alike. In the other one my opponent constructed an immpenetrable frontline all along both the Cambodian and Laotian borders, cutting the Ho Cho Minh trail off and isolating that completely, something which was not thinkable in reality - nor feasible. There were no penalties for invading either of the bordering countries so the MACV roamed freel, wrecking everything in their path. i have been studying the Vietnam war and all the Indochina Wars, including the last Sino- Vietnamese one for about eight years now, since 2004. The MACV could win because some of the very basic premises affecting strategically the entire course of war,were from totally outer space I am affraid. but that was good Yu included the SEALs, I had fun with them.
"-What if one doesn't make it?
-Then we know he was no good for SpetsNaz. ..."
V. Suvorov, "Spetsnaz;the Story behind the Soviet SAS"
...No escape from Passchendaele .../ God Dethroned, "Passiondale"