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Offline Grim.Reaper

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Campaign Series Vietnam
« on: May 15, 2021, 04:07:52 AM »
Quick overview video….looking forward to this one later in the year.


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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 11:26:44 AM »
Sounds interesting.  From what I can tell it sounds like individual battles (scenarios).  I wonder if there is an actual campaign?  If you could start in 1965 with the American intervention (or wherever the players interest is) and fight linked scenarios (campaign) this might be really cool. 

I think a Vietnam campaign was created for the Operational Art of War but I've not got around to downloading and playing it.  Maybe something I should do while keeping an eye on this one.     

I found the below information on Matrix.

Campaign Series Vietnam introduces a wide variety of new units with special capabilities, such as helicopters, riverine units, tunnel rats, civilians, and supply units. New tactical realities include flight limitations, no-go zones, IEDs and hidden minefields, tunnels, and unconventional warfare.

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 11:56:50 AM »
The original version of the Campaign Series did include historical and dynamic campaigns, but I'm fuzzy about whether the new series has done so in its first game (set during the modern Israeli-Arab wars).

I think Groghead member Crossroads is a dev working on the series, so he should be around soon to provide details.  :notworthy:
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 12:09:43 PM »
Would seem kind of silly if a game called "Campaign Series Vietnam" didn't ship with an actual campaign. If that is the case, perhaps the name should be changed to "Scenario Series Vietnam"?
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 01:02:34 PM »
I'm looking forward to this game as well.  I do hope it comes with a campaign.  What I really want is a digitized version of this but with an Ai not a Vassal mod.

https://www.gmtgames.com/p-911-vietnam-1965-1975-gmt-edition.aspx

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2021, 09:33:41 AM »
Until we rebuild the Campaign system (it is effectively broken at the moment), which is coming later, we will be offering "A Week In..." series of scenarios in lieu of the traditional campaigns.

"A Week In..." style of scenarios will have you commanding a brigade sized unit during a week, (350 turns - 7 days), where you will be given daily tasks that need to be completed.

For example, "A Week In The Mekong" focuses on the Riverine unit based at My Tho and might look something like this:

Day 1:
   Welcome to My Tho
   3rd/47th at My Tho
   4th/47th at Riverine base
   3rd/60th at Riverine base
Day 1 Missions:
3rd/60th Company x 1 advance towards Tan Hiep airfield, secures it for future helicopter operations, remaining at My Tho – will remain here overnight (Relieved Day 2 by elements 7th ARVN)
3rd/47th secures area directly north of riverine base – between canal, QL4, My Tho – ordered to return to base
   4th/47th secures Tho Son island (south of base) – ordered to return to base

Day 2
   3rd/47th at My Tho
   4th/47th at Riverine base
   3rd/60th at Riverine base
Day 2 Missions
   3rd/60th Company x 1 returns to My Tho

   3rd/60th remainder securing My Tho and Riverine Base (can rescue Company x 1)
      Company x 1 with Engineers road clearing QL4 to Khiem Ich (Cai Lay – 40,75)

3rd/47th & 4th/47th sweep east “island” and town of Ap Tan Thuong – Returns to base after mission.

and so on.
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2021, 10:50:42 AM »
I really like that idea.

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2021, 11:52:11 AM »
I really like that idea.

Me too ( to coin a much misused phrase😉)

It gives the player great attachment to their command in such a mini campaign and increases immersion hugely.



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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 01:49:41 PM »
What’s broken?.....  some issue with code?  I was looking forward to the game

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 02:04:45 PM »
Yes, the Campaign code is broken at the moment, it will be fixed, just not in time for the CSVN 1.00 to be released.
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2021, 03:10:32 PM »
Thanks Jason hope you get it working to your satisfaction

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2021, 03:15:53 PM »
Yes, most definitely, it will be redone - since we have the opportunity to do so, to make it far more interesting.

There will still be ample content to play with CSVN 1.00 and, as always, it comes with the full suite of editors to make your own scenarios.
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2021, 05:30:36 PM »
Little known fact:  John Tiller did not code the campaign front-end (and scenario launcher, etc.) to the Campaign Series.  John wrote the core game engine and editors.  The campaign EXE was written by an unheralded, long forgotten Talonsoft programmer.
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2021, 08:25:34 PM »
"A Week In..." style of scenarios will have you commanding a brigade sized unit during a week, (350 turns - 7 days), where you will be given daily tasks that need to be completed.

ACCEPTABLE!!  :D :D :D :D :smitten:
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2021, 08:46:16 PM »
Glad to hear you like the idea!

I'll make sure to make it fun and interesting!
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