Articles for wargamers of the Vietnam War

Page Title - Wargaming Vietnam

As interest in the events of Vietnam continues to grow, the War itself is now becoming an increasingly popular period for wargaming. Both figure manufacturers and rules writers alike are busy producing new product and in this section I have tried to present articles aimed at catering for this particular aspect of the wargaming hobby. Here you will find rules and figure reviews, scenarios, modeling projects and a host of other material directly related to wargaming Vietnam. As always, contributions are invited and welcomed.

Armoured Cavalry on the move - from the collection of Barrie Lovell

  • VIETNAM CROSSFIRE
    • Incoming! - A comprehensive set of Vietnam rules amendments for use with the Crossfire system, submitted by Barrie Lovell.
    • Forces for Crossfire - A series of articles detailing how I set about collecting, painting and basing forces suitable for use with Barrie Lovell's Incoming!
    • UH-1 Gunship - adding US helicopter firepower to your collection
    • UH-1 Slick - adding some airmobile capability to your collection
    • AH-1G - adding the 'Snake' to your collection
    • LVTP-5 - adding the USMC amphibious tractor to your collection, an article submitted by Barrie Lovell
    • South Vietnamese Marine Corps - wargaming with the South Vietnamese Marines, an article submitted by Barrie Lovell
    • The Fight for National Route 1 - a Vietnamese Marine Corps Company (Company B, 9th Marine Battalion) attempts to hold up the advancing NVA armour outside Quang Tri City during the NVA Easter Offensive of 1972. Submitted by Barrie Lovell.
    • The Best Laid Plans... - A random events chart for use with Incoming! This chart was submitted by Keith Jordan of Fort Worth, Texas and can be adapted for other rules systems.
  • DESPERATE LAND
    • Introduction to Desperate Land - Michael Sarno, the author of Desperate Land, provides an introduction to his soon to be released Vietnam Rules system
  • REVIEWS
    • Figure Reviews - Reviews of figures supplied by various figures manufacturers, including photographs of the finished models as painted by myself.
    • Rules Reviews - Reviews of the various Vietnam war games rules available
  • Scenarios - Scenarios submitted by visitors to GRUNT!
  • Suppliers - List of suppliers for Vietnam figures and models
  • Rapid Fire - Organising your forces for use with the 'Rapid Fire' wargaming rules, courtesy of Rolf Hedges
  • AMTRACS - Pictures of 1:35th and 1:72nd Scale AMTRACS from the Modelers Interest Group (Vietnam War) based in the Netherlands.
  • Shop Front - an article on how to model a South Vietnamese urban shop front as found in the Cities of the South, submitted by Barrie Lovell
  • Battleground - rules variants from James Morrison that enable this system to be used for Vietnam games
  • Platoon - a set of squad level skirmish rules submitted by Julian Davies. These rules have been developed from the Avalon Hill game of the same name. Includes an example scenario, 'Night Ambush'
  • Booby Traps - incorporating rules for booby traps into games set in the boonies or in the villes

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