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Author Topic: Rules: "The Nam" as it was  (Read 936 times)

Offline tomrommel1

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Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« on: February 09, 2021, 09:47:14 AM »
Thought I start a thread about theses rules. (Admins if this is the wrong place please move!)

Squad level rules for gaming the War in Vietnam / Bollands, Wayne 60p. large format full colour. By using simple to understand mechanics, such as playing cards and 'dice shifting', it is possible to simulate any of the troops who did the fightin` and a-dyin` a long way away from home or amongst their own cities and villages. The rules attempt to embrace all the combatants who played a part in the war on both sides, from the Viet Cong guerrilla to the contributions made by Australia, South Korea and others (see 'Falling Dominoes' supplement). The aim is the use of 28mm-sized figures, but 15 - 20mm miniatures may also be used with no real changes needing to be made. The game is focused upon platoon level actions, although it should be possible to scale up or down as required (company to rifle squad). (from the Caliver page)

I got the book yesterday and must say a really nice product, many shiny pictures of games set in the Nam.
I had a quick read through the rules during lunchtime today. They seem to give a quick decisive game once the rules are learned. You get everything you need , like US Marines and Army units both infantry and mechanized , tanks and choppers, NVA and VC are catered for. Only thing I didn't get was the values for the flying assets like choppers and fast movers. You get the rules but nothing about armament or armor value as used in the game etc. Maybe I just missed the point or there is a table of values missing?! Has someone come across that issue, too?
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Re: Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 09:53:30 AM »
I have also received the rules and agree that the book is very nicely done with good artwork and photos.
I have not tried the rules but they do appear to make good sense from a read through.

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Re: Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 01:20:24 PM »
Thought I start a thread about theses rules. (Admins if this is the wrong place please move!)

Squad level rules for gaming the War in Vietnam / Bollands, Wayne 60p. large format full colour. By using simple to understand mechanics, such as playing cards and 'dice shifting', it is possible to simulate any of the troops who did the fightin` and a-dyin` a long way away from home or amongst their own cities and villages. The rules attempt to embrace all the combatants who played a part in the war on both sides, from the Viet Cong guerrilla to the contributions made by Australia, South Korea and others (see 'Falling Dominoes' supplement). The aim is the use of 28mm-sized figures, but 15 - 20mm miniatures may also be used with no real changes needing to be made. The game is focused upon platoon level actions, although it should be possible to scale up or down as required (company to rifle squad). (from the Caliver page)

I got the book yesterday and must say a really nice product, many shiny pictures of games set in the Nam.
I had a quick read through the rules during lunchtime today. They seem to give a quick decisive game once the rules are learned. You get everything you need , like US Marines and Army units both infantry and mechanized , tanks and choppers, NVA and VC are catered for. Only thing I didn't get was the values for the flying assets like choppers and fast movers. You get the rules but nothing about armament or armor value as used in the game etc. Maybe I just missed the point or there is a table of values missing?! Has someone come across that issue, too?

Hi there, and thanks for the compliments.

At the present time, with the helicopter rules being optional, I didn't want to sum up every helicopter as being 'another Huey'. However, I'm starting work on the first supplement next week, wherein I'll be providing more detailed stats for the various helis used. Meantime, use the stats for a basic M113 for a 'Huey Hog' and the stats for a basic gun truck for the 'Huey Slick'.
Remember: the dice are not your friends!

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Re: Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 01:25:26 PM »
I take it Grimjack is Wayne Bollands?

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Re: Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 01:32:27 PM »
Indeed sir, check my signal, over!

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Re: Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 01:36:37 PM »
Ah ok. Perfect. I just double checked and noticed you're a member over at Fields of Fire too. :)

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Re: Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2021, 01:54:47 PM »
Thanks for the info will try that at the weekend! nice to have you here, too!

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Re: Rules: "The Nam" as it was
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 05:58:13 PM »
... nice to have you here, too!
I have to agree, it is very useful to have the authors on the forum (not all of us use Facebook).

Welcome, I hope we do not ask to many silly questions.

 

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