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Vietnam cover

"You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours, but even at those odds, you will lose and I will win." -Ho Chi Minh

"Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that." -Richard M. Nixon


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Squad Battles: Vietnam is a turn-based game at the squad-level using 40 meter hexes and 5 minute turns. Scenarios range in duration from a single-squad ambush scenario up to a 27 turn battalion-level melee. The major campaigns such as Starlite, Cedar Falls, Tet, and Hamburger Hill are all covered in detail.

The game includes more than 70 scenarios, covering nearly 30 major conflicts of the Vietnam War, involving the US Army and Marine Corps from 1965 through 1971.

Campaign Map 1
Campaign Map 2

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Units represented:

  • US Army
  • US Marines
  • North Vietnamese Army
  • Viet Cong

Unit types include:

  • recon
  • sappers
  • heavy weapon units
  • and mor...

Vehicles types include:

  • M-48
  • Huey
  • Cobra
  • M-113
  • the Marine LVTP5 amphibious vehicle
  • and more...

Weapons include:

  • M-16
  • AK-47
  • LAW
  • RPG-7
  • and more...

The scenarios include many different situations such as ambush, ground assault, helicopter assault, and amphibious assault. The game includes a scenario and order-of-battle editor together with more than 25 maps.

The game also has the standard scenario, OOB, parameter, database & sub-map editors included with the game. Play modes include A/I, Hot Seat, PBEM, LAN & Internet play.


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  • 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
  • Historical Overview: Pat Blackman
  • Campaign Maps: Mike Avanzini
  • Playtesters: Greg Smith, John Kincaid, Mike Mundell, and Tom Wilson

System Requirements:

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

Planning Maps    (click for full-sized images)
Ap Chinh Ah map Bach Ma map Ben Suc map
Ap Chinh Ah: 6.99 mb gif Bach Ma: 7.16 mb gif  Ben Suc: 8.60 mb gif

Chua Nhai map Con Thien map Dai Do map
Chua Nhai: 7.67 mb gif Con Thien: 11.9 mb gif Dai Do: 5.21 mb gif

Dak To Hills map Dau Tieng map Dodge City map
Dak To Hills: 7.43 mb gif Dau Tieng: 5.41 mb gif Dodge City: 11.1 mb gif

Dong Ap Bia map FSB Ripcord map Hue map
Dong Ap Bia: 10.4 mb gif FSB Ripcord: 4.20 mb gif Hue: 12.5 mb gif 

Khe Sanh map Khe Sanh Hills map Ky Phu map
Khe Sanh: 6.55 mb gif Khe Sanh Hills: 11.4 mb gif Ky Phu: 9.02 mb gif

Le Bac map LZ Blue map Nhi Ha map
Le Bac: 5.61 mb gif LZ Blue: 7.85 mb gif  Nhi Ha: 5.12 mb gif

Nu Ngoc map Ph Tnaot map Phuoc An map
Nu Ngoc: 5.96 mb gif Ph Tnaot: 2.31 mb gif Phuoc An: 1.36 mb gif

Plei Lok map Song Chang map Song Lau map
Plei Lok: 4.31 mb gif Song Chang: 7.86 mb gif Song Lau: 18.8 mb gif

Song Ngan map Suoi Tre map  
Song Ngan: 7.98 mb gif Suoi Tre: 5.76 mb gif  

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Reading List
Spalding, Richard; Centaur Flights; Ballantine Books, 1997
Stoffey, Bob; Cleared Hot!: A Marine Combat Pilot's Vietnam Diary (Special Warfare Series); St Martin's, 1993
Turley, Col Gerald H; Easter Offensive: The Last American Advisors, Vietnam, 1972 (Leatherneck Classic); Naval Institute Press (Reprint Edition), 2010
Marshall, S L A; The Fields of Bamboo (The Dell War Series); Dell, 1992
Hammel, Eric; Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968; Pacifica Military History, 2006
Zaffiri, Samuel; Hamburger Hill; Presidio Press, 1999
Summers, Harry G; Historical Atlas of the Vietnam War; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995
Birdwell, Dwight & Nolan, Keith; A Hundred Miles of Bad Road: An Armored Cavalryman in Vietnam 1967-68; Presidio Press, 2000
Moore, Harold G & Galloway, Joseph; We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam; Presidio Press, 2004
Pisor, Robert; The End of the Line: The Siege of Khe Sanh; W. W. Norton, 2002
Prados, John; Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe Sanh; Dell, 1992
Meacham, William C; Lest We Forget: The Kingsmen, 101st Aviation Battalion, 1968; Ivy Books, 1999
Rottman, Gordon; Khe Sanh 1967-68: Marines battle for Vietnam's vital hilltop base (Campaign); Osprey, 2005
Arnold, James R; Tet Offensive 1968: Turning Point in Vietnam (Campaign); Osprey, 1990
Rottman, Gordon; Vietnam Infantry Tactics (Elite); Osprey, 2011
Rottman, Gordon; Vietnam Airmobile Warfare Tactics (Elite); Osprey, 2007
Bishop, Chris; New Vanguard 87: Bell UH-1 Huey 'Slicks' 1962-75; Osprey, 2003
Brand, Piers; Ambush Valley: Vietnam 1965-1975 (Force on Force); Osprey, 2011
Wiest, Andy; The Vietnam War 1956-1975; Osprey, 2002



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