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Does anyone have any experience with Decision Games, in particular their solitaire randomized war scenarios?
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No, but they look like something I could get interested in.
 

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That Khe Sanh game is designer by John Prados who is a historian on the Vietnam War and Cold War espionage. He wrote both volumes of Covert Operations for Top Secret/S.I.

I’ve heard the second edition of Khe Sanh is the one to get. It won an award. Most of the complaints I read seemed to be tied to the historical accuracy of the game (i.e. it is hard to win if you play the Vietnamese).
 

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That Khe Sanh game is designer by John Prados who is a historian on the Vietnam War and Cold War espionage. He wrote both volumes of Covert Operations for Top Secret/S.I.

I’ve heard the second edition of Khe Sanh is the one to get. It won an award. Most of the complaints I read seemed to be tied to the historical accuracy of the game (i.e. it is hard to win if you play the Vietnamese).
Are you thinking perhaps of a different game with a similar name? The credits of Khe Sanh '68 says it's by Joseph Miranda and there is no option to play the NVA or VC: it's a solitaire game where you control the U.S. and ARVN side. I'm looking at it right now and reading the rules. (I ordered three and played Congo Merc a couple of times last night.)
 
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For anyone interested, these are the three I bought. They're around $10 to $12 each. They're reminiscent of the old Metagaming "micro games" and come in little ziplock-type bags with a map, counters, and rules. You need to supply your own six-sided dice (you'll want about six if possible but could play with just one if necessary). Make sure you read the rules while doing a sort of mock-game before you play as they are not the most clearly laid out rules; this is because there is one sheet of the generic rules that apply to all games in the series and then another sheet of rules specific to your scenario. I played Congo Merc a couple of times buy am still learning the best use of various units and tactics and the finer points of the rules.
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Are you thinking perhaps of a different game with a similar name? The credits of Khe Sahn '68 says it's by Joseph Miranda and there is no option to play the NVA or VC: it's a solitaire game where you control the U.S. and ARVN side. I'm looking at it right now and reading the rules. (I ordered three and played Congo Merc a couple of times last night.)
You’re right, the Prados game has an orange cover. I’m surprised to see two games dedicated to Khe Sanh, exact same titles too.
 

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I have American Revolution and D-Day at Tarawa by Decision Games. I also have their computer version of D-Day at Omaha Beach. Haven't tried any of their mini games yet. I'll check them out at Origins next week.
 
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