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Title: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 29, 2021, 05:40:46 PM
For the first time in a few months we got in a wargame. Possibly the last for a while if lockdown returns.

Using the soon to be published BOHICA Vietnam rules we played a fictitious urban game set in about 1970. A weak USMC with lower Skills & Drills against a weak NVA platoon with higher S&D determined to die rather than surrender.

The random effect chart threw a few curve balls with the Marines getting a Zippo on first move which burned out one of my sections after it killed and wounded and advancing Marine squad. However a random induced suicide bomber put pay to the Marine advance with some casualties and a morale failure.

With more Marines arriving on table the NVA refused to lie down and an Ontos was destroyed by an RPG hidden in the church and then a Gage Commando was also ambushed and forced to retreat quickly.

However off table mortar fire was able to take out some of the NVA defenders and they were finally cornered and beaten into surrender.

Great fun and very challenging as the rules subtly added to the problems faced by both commanders.

The rules will be released mid January and are available from Caliver Books and Empress Miniatures.

Happy New Year to all our customers.

Paul

Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 29, 2021, 05:43:30 PM
 ;D

Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: has.been on December 29, 2021, 06:02:18 PM
Looks very nice Mr Eaglestone, but I must mention
that well known Australian... Emma  Chissette?*





*(How much is it ?)  :D
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on December 29, 2021, 06:09:27 PM
No idea. :o

Caliver are in charge of this part and will no doubt sort when they know. But its worth every penny  lol
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 29, 2021, 06:14:48 PM
Nice looking game.

I look forward to seeing the rules.
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Marine0846 on December 29, 2021, 08:07:17 PM
Great looking game.
Your rules look interesting.
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: CapnJim on December 30, 2021, 01:14:56 AM
Lovely!  Just lovely. 

Waiting for these rules, like the others...
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 05, 2022, 11:19:42 AM
Cheers for that.

Not far of the release date now so stay tuned. ;)
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: CapnJim on January 05, 2022, 04:02:08 PM
Cheers for that.

Not far of the release date now so stay tuned. ;)

And the crowds assembled cheered! :D
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: has.been on January 05, 2022, 04:07:15 PM
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And the crowds assembled cheered! :D

While a lone voice cried, 'How much is it gunna cost?' :D
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 06, 2022, 08:10:50 AM
very good looking game
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 06, 2022, 08:13:49 AM
The game was a very challenging one with the flow of who was winning swapping back and fourth. Right up to the last two moves I was confident that my NVA were onto a winner then USMC mortar support arrived and my world kinda collapsed, literally, lol
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: tomrommel1 on January 06, 2022, 01:58:48 PM
like in the real world  ;)
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: CapnJim on January 06, 2022, 04:32:09 PM
The game was a very challenging one with the flow of who was winning swapping back and fourth. Right up to the last two moves I was confident that my NVA were onto a winner then USMC mortar support arrived and my world kinda collapsed, literally, lol

My younger brother was a USMC mortarman.  He'll appreciate your little twist of fate there...
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 08, 2022, 12:14:04 PM
My younger brother was a USMC mortarman.  He'll appreciate your little twist of fate there...

 lol
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on January 13, 2022, 08:30:32 AM
There is now a dedicated Facebook page for the rules. All are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1213127089208316
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: vodkafan on February 11, 2022, 05:45:57 PM
While a lone voice cried, 'How much is it gunna cost?' :D

If you have to ask you can't afford it .... lol
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: has.been on February 11, 2022, 06:25:33 PM
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If you have to ask you can't afford it .... lol

Too late, I've got my copy ;D

May I ask about separate QRS(s)  ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???.
I don't want to wreck my copy of these pretty rules
to copy the ones inside the rules.
I don't even mind paying for them Mr Eaglestone,
but if they could be put on the dedicated Facebook page.
 :)
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: flatpack on February 11, 2022, 11:00:14 PM
Good call Pete.
Having paid out for a copy of the rules, I donít want to ruin them by folding the pages back whilst trying to photocopy the qrs.
Any chance of a pdf qrs ? Other manufacturers do it.
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: has.been on February 12, 2022, 04:29:27 PM
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Any chance of a pdf qrs ? Other manufacturers do it.

Hear, hear!
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 13, 2022, 01:16:25 PM
I have received my copy, just reading it.

A QRS would be useful, possibly similar to the laminated set of Danger Close rules set I bought from Empress so long ago.
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: has.been on February 13, 2022, 01:45:32 PM
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A QRS would be useful, possibly similar to the laminated set of Danger Close rules set I bought from Empress so long ago.

Hear hear! 8)
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: CapnJim on February 13, 2022, 05:29:10 PM
While I would appreciate a separate pdf of the QRS, I'll likely just photocopy the one in the book, which I should have in my hot little hands by Tuesday (according the the USPS...).  I have a sneaking suspicion that the rulebook will end up well-used anyway... ;)
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: has.been on February 13, 2022, 08:05:34 PM
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I would appreciate a separate pdf of the QRS,

Hear hear!  :D
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 14, 2022, 08:41:53 AM
Sorry guys but kinda out of my control. Having chatted to the publisher they do not want to do a downloadable QRS because some naughty people simply download that and do not buy the core rules.

Having invested a great deal in the creation of the rules and also selling them at a very low price that seems pretty logical to me although I can understand the disappointment.

Yet again good people suffer from the actions of the naughty.  :(

In the future however we may visit this descision.

Pete you can get my private copy when you join Okey's  ;)
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: has.been on February 14, 2022, 09:57:47 AM
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Pete you can get my private copy when you join Okey's  ;)

Talk to you at Hammerhead, hopefully.
In the meantime I'll hush.
What's that you're saying under your breath
Mr Eaglestone, 'Hear, hear'  lol lol lol
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: CapnJim on February 15, 2022, 05:25:28 PM
The USPS was right - got my BOHICA rules today!  Now to read and digest them...
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: tomrommel1 on February 16, 2022, 06:21:06 AM
Got my copy, too
Title: Re: Vietnam Wargame using BOHICA rules.
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on February 17, 2022, 08:22:01 AM
Glad they got there safely chaps  ;)