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FIRE TEAM: VIETNAM V2.0 USMC and Viet Cong (English Rules)

FIRE TEAM: VIETNAM V2.0 USMC and Viet Cong (English Rules)

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FIRE TEAM VIETNAM V2.0 Platoon Command 

- Optional Rules

- Chapter U Units :

- US Marines Corps Rifle Company 1965 - 1967

- Viet Cong Company Regional force

- Counters USMC and VC

- Game Markers

These rules are an evolution of FIRE TEAM: VIETNAM in a Version 2.0, with the aim of simplifying the rules so that it is easier and faster to play. But also to be able to play at 2 tactical levels with the corresponding rules and maps:

Platoon Command = Sub-tactical , 1 hex = 5 meters, a Game Turn = 1 minute.

Company Command = Tactical, 1 hex = 40 meters, a Game Turn = 5 minutes.

FIRE TEAM: VIETNAM 2  Platoon Command is a Sub-Tactical level game of the Vietnam War, (1965-1975) that places each player in the role of a Company Commander, Sections and Squad of the U.S. Army or Allied Infantry Company against the forces of the National Liberation Front (NLF) (Viet Cong) and the North Vietnam Army (NVA) through various missions in the Vietnam.  Each Game turn represents about one (1) minute of real time and each hexagon about 5 meters in diameter. Scenarios last 1 to 3 hours.


1.1 Game Description

 The Game Counters represent Infantry Units (Fire Team, Weapon Team, Leader and Other Units), Vehicles, Helicopters, Aircraft and River Ships. In addition, there are Counters and Markers that represent Civilians, Caches (Rice, Medical and Munitions), Bunkers, Trench, Foxholes and Tunnel Entrances, Traps, Mines. Units have a Quality Value and Combat Units have Fire Power and Weapon Range.  Vehicles, Helicopters and River Ships also have a Defensive Modifier (armour).  The Infantry Units consist of one to four men, which affects the possible boarding in Helicopters, Vehicles and Ships as well as for losses.

The game's engine is a Random Activation in which players activate Leaders and Units to perform Actions. Typically for each Activation, a Player will draw an Activation Marker from an opaque container (such as a cup). This Marker will indicate which Player (Camp) can perform an Activation. The Activation Marker can be used to activate a Leader and all Units within its Command range (6 hexagons), either to activate all Units in a hexagon or a single Unit. A player can also "Pass" his Activation (no Actions), then an upcoming Activation Marker is drawn from the cup.

Example USMC et Viet Cong Team (Regional Forces)


FIRE TEAM: VIETNAM V2.0 Platoon Command is a wargame that is played with hexagonal Game Tiles and Counters and markers.

Nothing prevents you from using figurines (in 1/144 or 1/285) instead of pawns.

The period depicted is the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975, it is a Tactical level because the game scale is a hexagon of 25 mm (side to side) represents 5 meters, the Counters represented Teams from 1 to 4 Soldiers and a Tour of Play is equal to about 1 minute.


You will find in the download in the form of pdf files to print: - Rules of the Game ,

- Optional Rules (8 pages)

- Chapter U Units (15 pages ) :

- US Marines Corps Rifle Company 1965 - 1967

- Viet Cong Company Regional force

- Counters USMC and VC + Game Markers (14 pages )


- Rules are categorized by chapters:

  - Introduction (available)

 - Chapter I - Infantry Base (available)

  -Chapter F : Fortifications

 - Chapter U - Presentations of Units by Belligerant (US, Viet Cong) available here

 - Chapter T - Terrains represented for Vietnam. (available)

 - Chapter S - Artillery and Air Support

- Chapter V - Vehicles and Tanks

 - Chapter H – Helicopters

 - Chapter N - Mekong Delta, Monitors,...


The game is played on geomorphic hexagonal Game Boards (juxtaposable tiles) which are arranged by categories and series:

Elephant Herbs, Rice, Villages, Rivers, Jungle, etc. which are available on Wargame Vault.


Example of a hexagonal game tile and "Teams" Counters and a USMC M48 tank:


example of a Game Board Tile with the hexagonal grid coded.


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April 27, 2021 6:30 pm UTC
Hello !
The image of the cover is in English for the rules in English and French for the rules in French.
I think now the translation of the rules are better? I use the Microsoft on Word translator?
I'm looking for someone who could correct errors in English translations of the rules?
I propose to a few, but no one answers!
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Gene S May 04, 2021 4:36 pm UTC
Hi. Thanks for the response. If I pick up the ruleset maybe I'll see if there are some errors and let you know what I find.
Customer avatar
May 05, 2021 6:48 am UTC
OK ! Thank !
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Gene S April 26, 2021 4:36 pm UTC
Hi. I must ask you a serious question. I have your Normandy ruleset and The Airsoft Game, Out, and some map components. There are no grammar checks that I can see and the translations from French to English are absolutely terrible. I can't even tell if the rules are good or bad. Have you corrected this on this latest release? If you want to sell to English-only speakers you must have the product fully usable. A few spelling errors are one thing, but full sentences that make no sense are not acceptable. Please post some full previews of the main pages to verify that this game is actually usable and readable. Unfortunately, until this is done I cannot purchase any more of your products. This is not a slight on you BTW. I would have a terrible time translating my English to French but I'm not selling a professional product to French consumers, if I were, I would make sure it was in perfect French. One more request and observation, can you please clearly denote what language version the games and components...See more
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