Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975
Publisher/Brand: Compass Games
Product Code: CMP1076
Vietnam, 1965. The US is deploying combat troops in South Vietnam, and operations Rolling Thunder, Steel Tiger, and Market Time are ongoing. The Allies are building deep water ports in the Vung Po and Cam Ranh bays. Ho Chi Minh has decided to take the war to South Vietnam.
Hearts and Minds is an uncomplicated approach to a very complicated conflict. Eight scenarios introduce players to U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia including a scenario after the US withdrew from Vietnam, a full campaign scenario as well as high solitaire capability. Players appreciate the ability to start in any year of the war they wish and fight to the end of any other year of the war. The game provides a comprehensive historical approach using mechanics that include guerrilla warfare, faction differentiation, political turmoil, and veteran advantages.
This is a card-driven, area-based design with low counter density and a much simplified combat system. One player controls the Communist side; the other player controls the Allies. Red player commands NVA regular units and Viet Cong (VC) in Vietnam, Khmer Rouge units in Cambodia, and Pathet Lao units in Laos. The Blue player commands South Vietnamese infantry (ARVN units), US units, international units (ROK and New Zealand, Australia, Thailand), and government forces in Laos and Cambodia.
- One 22" x 34" mounted map
- 3 Sheets of 3/4" Counters
- Deck of 70 Cards
- 1 Four page set of flowcharts to assist play
- 2 Player Aid Cards
- 1 Rule and Scenario Book
- 1 Solitaire rulesbook
- 2 Six-sided dice