This would make a great strategy layer

It is 1965 and the US ground war in Vietnam is in full swing. As a US Army commander, wage a counter-insurgency (COIN) war to secure the Ia Drang valley, on the border with Cambodia.
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gunny_slith
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This would make a great strategy layer

Post by gunny_slith » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:33 pm

Slightly O/t. But the VN65 engine is simple yet detailed enough that it would be excellent if adapted as a strategy layer for a tactical squad/platoon based game, like Team Assault, Close Combat, combat mission, squad assault, or theatre of war, that type of scale of game. Every time an infantry platoon sprite clashed with a VC we would zoom into a battlefield composed of just the units in all the adjacent hexes for a detailed multi squad on squad and/or vehicle unit combat at the scale of the games I mentioned above. Combat would be resolved in the tactical layer and then back to the strategy layer.
This topic gets brought up from time to time. But such a game has not been successfully implemented for a long time. Not in any detail anyways.

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Re: This would make a great strategy layer

Post by MajVonRyan » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:48 pm

:D sounds like a great idea..... "Close Combat"
gunny_slith wrote:Slightly O/t. But the VN65 engine is simple yet detailed enough that it would be excellent if adapted as a strategy layer for a tactical squad/platoon based game, like Team Assault, Close Combat, combat mission, squad assault, or theatre of war, that type of scale of game. Every time an infantry platoon sprite clashed with a VC we would zoom into a battlefield composed of just the units in all the adjacent hexes for a detailed multi squad on squad and/or vehicle unit combat at the scale of the games I mentioned above. Combat would be resolved in the tactical layer and then back to the strategy layer.
This topic gets brought up from time to time. But such a game has not been successfully implemented for a long time. Not in any detail anyways.

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Re: This would make a great strategy layer

Post by Every Single Soldier » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:56 pm

Have a listen to the podcast , this was how the game started :shock:

http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2015/0 ... ietnam-65/

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