From: Cross Lanes WV USA
I'm frankly surprised that no one, as far as I know, has updated Microprose's "Conflict in Vietnam" game, which I thought was a great one. This was one of my faves from the C-64 era, and featured battles from 1954-1972. The documentation with this game was superb, and yes I still own it, but it doesn't translate very well to PC. I no longer have a working C-64, but if I have to, I'll try to find one. I'd owned three of those machines, but they don't seem to age well for some reason.
Anyway, it seems that Vietnam games in the PC era draw a huge blank -- why is that? Sure, it was a controversial war, but that still doesn't explain the lack of interest as a military conflict.
The Microprose game explored the difference in tactics as employed by the NVA/VC and their ability to negate the overwhelming firepower of the USA & its allies. The Ia Drang scenario was one of the most intiguing, as the NVA tended to disappear into the jungle and frustrate the Americans' attempts to corner them and blast them into oblivion. When on the attack, the NVA's "hugging the belt" aproach often worked well when American/South Vietnamese units were strung out and could be worn down or destroyed bit by bit.
< Message edited by KG Erwin -- 3/16/2013 9:12:06 AM >