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Tour of Duty cover

"We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening." -Ronald Reagan (1964)

"The war against Vietnam is only the ghastliest manifestation of what I'd call imperial provincialism, which afflicts America's whole culture--aware only of its own history, insensible to everything which isn't part of the local atmosphere." -Stephen Vizinczey (1968)

"Some of the critics viewed Vietnam as a morality play in which the wicked must be punished before the final curtain and where any attempt to salvage self-respect from the outcome compounded the wrong. I viewed it as a genuine tragedy. No one had a monopoly on anguish." -Henry Kissinger

"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now." -Richard M. Nixon


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The follow-on game to Squad Battles: Vietnam.

Those who served in Vietnam fought in a war without front lines, one where action came quickly and unexpectedly. They fought in rice paddies, in the air, in the cities, and along the rivers of Vietnam. They came from myriad backgrounds and nationalities, all wanting to serve their country. Their combat experiences writ large a story; a story they would take with them, and that would forever represent their Tour of Duty.

Campaign Map 1
Campaign Map 2

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Tour of Duty is the second game in the Squad Battles Series and continues from the original game Squad Battles: Vietnam. In addition to over 40 scenarios, Tour of Duty has a Campaign Game, the first in the Squad Battles series to do so, which enables the player to assume the role of a leader and fight multiple battles over the course of a year in Vietnam.

Scenarios cover a wide variety of situations many of which include air and armored cavalry.


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New features:

  • Caves
  • Tunnels
  • Smoke
  • Illumination

Armies included:

  • US Army
  • US Marines
  • South Vietnamese
  • South Korean
  • Australian
  • North Vietnamese Army
  • Viet Cong


  • Developer: John Tiller
  • Artist: Joseph Amoral
  • Unit Graphics: Mark Adams
  • Music: Thomas Hook & Daniel Lee
  • Additional AI programming: John Rushing
  • Contributed Sound Effects: Edward Williams
  • Scenario Designer: John Tiller
  • Additional Scenario and Campaign Design: Tom Wilson and James Rapkins
  • Campaign Maps: Mike Avanzini
  • Playtesters: Greg Smith, John Kincaid, Mike Mundell, and Tom Wilson
  • Additional Review: Scott Clinton and Matt Peckham

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB

Planning Maps    (click for full-sized images)
Ankhe Pass map Kohima Ridge map Ap Bau Bang map
Ankhe Pass: 6.20 mb gif Ap Bac: 8.26 mb gif  Ap Bau Bang: 10 mb gif

Ben Het map FSB Mary Ann map Hao Hai map
Ben Het: 7.19 mb gif FSB Mary Ann: 6.02 mb gif Hao Hai: 5.78 mb gif

Kwajalein Island map Hill 724 map Hill 830 map
Hill 65: 3.45 mb gif Hill 724: 3.19 mb gif Hill 830: 3.40 mb gif

Hill 875 map Hill 1338 map Kim Son map
Hill 875: 3.32 mb gif Hill 1338: 3.26 mb gif Kim Son: 5.80 mb gif 

Kontum map Lang Vei map Long Tan map
Kontum: 3.99 mb gif Lang Vei: 6.38 mb gif Long Tan: 7.78 mb gif

LZ Albany map LZ Aloui map LZ Professional map
LZ Albany: 3.43 mb gif LZ Aloui: 6.04 mb gif  LZ Professional: 4.59 mb gif

LZ Xray map My Loc map Nui Ba Den map
LZ Xray: 5.98 mb gif My Loc: 3.34 mb gif Nui Ba Den: 13.7 mb gif

Buna map Nui Dinh map Nui Nhon map
Nui Dat: 3.86 mb gif Nui Dinh: 3.46 mb gif Nui Nhon: 5.28 mb gif

Ph Lovea map Recon Zone Alpha map Roch Ba Rai map
Ph Lovea: 1.98 mb gif Recon Zone Alpha: 3.57 mb gif Roch Ba Rai: 10.6 mb gif

South Saigon map Suoi Cat map Tan Son Nhut map
South Saigon: 7.99 mb gif Suoi Cat: 7.24 mb gif Tan Son Nhut: 5.35 mb gif

Thanh Son map Than Que Chu map Ormoc Leyte map
Thanh Son: 5.77 mb gif Thon Que Chu: 5.05 mb gif Trung Luong: 13 mb gif

West Saigon map Xa Xuan Loc map  
West Saigon: 6.30 mb gif Xa Xuan Loc: 10.1 mb gif  

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Reading List
Heard, Barry; Well Done, Those Men: Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran; Scribe, 2007
Spector, Ronald; After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam; Vintage, 1994
Downs, Frederick; The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War; Norton, 2007
Downs, Frederick; Aftermath: A Soldier's Return from Vietnam; Norton, 1984
Downs, Frederick; No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends: An American Soldier Returns to Vietnam; Norton, 1991
Ham, Paul; Vietnam: The Australian War; Harper-Collins, 2007
Grandin, Robert; The Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders; Allen & Unwin, 2005
Gwin, Larry; Baptism: A Vietnam Memoir; Ivy Books, 1999
Newby, Claude; It Took Heroes: A Cavalry Chaplain's Memoir of Vietnam; Presidio Press, 2003
Newby, Claude; It Took Heroes: Volume II, Continuing the Story and Tribute to Those Who Endured the Darkest Days of Vietnam; Tribute Enterprises, 2000
Dye, Dale A; Run Between The Raindrops: a Novel of the Vietnam War; Berkley, 1989
Herr, Michael; Dispatches (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics); Everyman's Library, 2009
Caputo, Philip; A Rumor of War; Holt, 1996
Mason, Robert; Chickenhawk; Penguin, 2005
Nolan, Keith; House to House: Playing the Enemy's Game in Saigon, May 1968; Zenith Press, 2006
Nolan, Keith; Search and Destroy: The Story of an Armored Cavalry Squadron in Vietnam: 1-1 Cav, 1967-1968; Zenith Press, 2010
Nolan, Keith; Sappers in the Wire: The Life and Death of Firebase Mary Ann (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series); TAMU Press, 2007
Nolan, Keith; Ripcord: Screaming Eagles Under Siege, Vietnam 1970; Presidio Press, 2003
Nolan, Keith; The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint Army-Marine Defense of Dong Ha, 1968; Presidio Press, 2007
Nolan, Keith; Battle for Hue: Tet 1968; Presidio PRess, 1996
Nolan, Keith; Death Valley: The Summer Offensive, I Corps, August 1969; Dell, 1988
McKay, Gary; In Good Company: One Man's War in Vietnam; Allen & Unwin, 1998
Nolan, Keith; Into Cambodia; Presidio Press, 1999
Lyles, Kevin; Vietnam ANZACs (Elite, 103); Osprey, 2004
Stanton, Shelby; Anatomy of a Division: The 1st Cav in Vietnam; Presidio, 1999



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