Tropic Lightning allows you to refight the big battles of the war in Vietnam. Not little skirmishes, but the major battles where both sides strove to the utmost to inflict a serious defeat on the enemy and win the war.Rules for using Flames Of War to refight the battles between American airmobile and armored forces and the People’s Army of Vietnam (or the North Vietnamese Army as the Americans called it).
The war in Vietnam was unlike anything the US Army had prepared for. The enemy were lightly-equipped infantrymen using guerilla tactics in a land full of mountains, jungles, paddy fields and river deltas. The US Army was equipped to fight a nuclear war in Europe with heavy tanks, armored infantry, helicopter gunships, and lots of firepower.
The resulting clash stretched both sides to the limit. American firepower and mobility gave them a decisive advantage once they located the enemy. Therein lay the problem, locating the enemy. The Vietnamese guerillas could often choose where and when to fight, but faced an up hill battle to inflict a serious defeat on the American forces and suffered heavy casualties with every attempt.
Pit your cunning against overwhelming firepower. Fight smart to bring your firepower to bear and avoid being overrun. Search for the enemy in the jungles and paddies. Find them and destroy them.
Inside You Will Find:
Field a Tank Company equipped with powerful M48 Patton tanks firing ‘beehive’ ammunition.
Mount up and move out with an Armored Cavalry Troop packed with M113 ACAV assault vehicles and M48 and M551 Sheridan tanks.
Lead a Rifle Company (Mech) in M113 armored personnel carriers on a Search and Destroy mission.
Strike from the skies with a Rifle Company (Airmobile) mounted in UH-1D ‘Slick’ helicopters.
Ambush the Americans at the head of a Tieu Doan Bo Binh Infantry Battalion.
Inspirational color photographs.