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Offline Blind Templar

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VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« on: July 26, 2019, 04:57:15 AM »
Hello, a working group from the Bolt Action Vietnam FB page has been working on an up to date conversion rule set to represent the Vietnam war.

https://vconthetrail.wordpress.com/

At the moment we have approached it from a generic point of view so that later we can work in specific theaters and scenarios.

Follow this page as we continue to expand the rules. Current version 1.5

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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 08:48:53 AM »
Interesting....

I know it’s an attempt to bolt on a period to an existing game system and that system is itself based on a fantasy football type point system but has anyone actually done any research on squad and platoon organisations? I just had a look at the Australian section and it’s pure fantasy. Might be worth your while revisiting the organisation part before cracking on. Many gamers might expect there to be some basis in reality.
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Offline Blind Templar

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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 09:10:20 AM »
Thanks Carlos, we have tried to keep it as generic as possible (for now) so that we have something to keep points and rules accurate before we dive deep into the historical context. We do realise we are missing alot and enjoy the community aspect behind what we are doing so if you have ideas please put them through the site as we need all the help.we can get :) and thank you again

Offline Blind Templar

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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 07:07:38 AM »
Hello, we have released version 1.6

https://vconthetrail.wordpress.com/download/

Good morning Vietnam!
For the last month or so there has been an online community effort to produce a new Bolt Action supplement for the Vietnam War, VC on the Trail.
Today we have a new release for you - Version 1.6. Here's a list of updates from 1.5:
•   RTOs added
•   Forward Spotter added
•   Squad Radio added
•   VC Cell Unit added
•   Local Popular Forces unit added
•   Combat Teams added
•   Degar Guerrilla unit added
•   National police added
•   Forward Observer team added
•   Forward Observer rule removed from command team
•   Grenade Launcher changes
•   Transport Helicopter changes
•   Self-propelled artillery added
•   Warplanes added
•   SU-100 added
•   M50 Ontos added
•   M56 Scorpion added
•   Type 63 AA added
•   Gun Trucks added
•   National rules added
•   Scenarios “lite” added
•   Weapon Reference Table added
Please visit our website to be kept up to date with our future content.
Website: http://vconthetrailwordpress.com
Download: https://vconthetrail.wordpress.com/download/
Roadmap: https://vconthetrail.wordpress.com/category/roadmap/
Make a suggestion: https://vconthetrail.wordpress.com/make-a-suggestion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VContheTrail
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vconthetrail/
This rule set is very much a work in progress and community based effort. The intent is to build this into a proper campaign supplement comprising of unit outlines from all the major nations, custom scenarios and a little bit of historical context. We are looking for help in all these aspects so if you want to get involved please let us know! We're looking for people to contribute by:
• Play testing the rules and giving us feedback.
• Offering suggestions for units & special rules.
• Writing Custom Scenarios.
• Provide photos of painted minis on the tabletop.
• Proof reading the document.
• Historical context. If you have expertise in the conflict and a little talent in writing, we’d love to have to preface the document with a history of the war.

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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 02:40:47 AM »
Before you attempt to modify wwii rules, take a look at the second edition of FNG from Two Hour Wargames.  Darby Eccles has presented a real labor of love to capture the essence of the Vietnam war.

Offline NurgleHH

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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 07:57:35 PM »
Before you attempt to modify wwii rules, take a look at the second edition of FNG from Two Hour Wargames.  Darby Eccles has presented a real labor of love to capture the essence of the Vietnam war.
I played both. FNG is too slow, but the campaign ideas are great. Bolt action is really to WW2 for Vietnam, but easy for fast games. I am still looking for a good system with best of both games...
Victory Decision Vietnam here: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43264.0

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Offline Blind Templar

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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 09:13:37 AM »
 thanks guys, we are starting with using as much of the standard BA stuff so we can keep the game as even as possible to begin with and we are already up to 50 pages without getting in to the scenarios and specific mechanics. We are planing to release continously and go to several volumes if need be.

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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 05:58:46 AM »
Can the medic use the .50 from the M113?


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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2019, 10:07:02 AM »
 lol lol lol

Can the medic use the .50 from the M113?


Bolt Action is a farce
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Re: VC On The Trail - A Bolt Action Conversion for Vietnam
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2019, 11:22:14 AM »
Bolt Action is a farce

Well now, I wouldn't say that. Not a system I enjoy playing? Sure. A tabletop game with the emphasis on tournament play and a focus on evenly matched sides? Yep. A good representation of combat on the tabletop? Hell, no.

But it got people playing historicals in gamestores that have been dominated by 40k. So it can't be all bad?

OP, good work on putting this together. It looks a real labour of love although it's unlikely to usurp Chain of Command for my Vietnam games.