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Firebirds: Gunship


Firebirds: Gunship is a tactical-level, narrative-style solitaire/2-player co-op wargame using a tables-based game engine.

As the pilot of either a US Army OH-6A Cayuse scout helicopter or AH-1G Cobra gunship helicopter, your ultimate goal is to survive a 1-year Vietnam tour of duty during the year 1969, while at the same time trying to destroy as many enemy Viet Cong as possible. 

The game includes the following components:

- 1 Tables Book (17 pages)

- 4 Game Mats (A4 / 8.5 x 11)

- 201 5/8 inch counters

- 1 Crewmen Status Sheet

- 1 Tour of Duty Log Sheet

- 1 Quick-Start Guide (2 pages)

- 1 Counter Guide (5 pages)

- 1 Game Components Preparation Instructions Sheet

- 3 Game Mat Setup Example Images

* The following dice are required to play: One D20, one D6, and two D10s.

* A medium size table is recommended for game setup.

* 5 minute game setup and breakdown times.

* Total play time to complete a full 1-year tour of duty takes approximately 3-10 hours (depending on game length chosen).

* Adjustable starting difficulty based on player's skill level.

* While originally designed as solitaire, the game can easily be played as 2-player co-op, with player 1 flying helo 1, and player 2 flying helo 2.

With most of the rules integrated into the tables, there is practically no learning curve or rules memorization. And with 2 flyable helicopter types, numerous crewmen skills, mission types, detailed damage modeling, weather effects, terrain types, random events, and a multitude of table modifiers, Firebirds: Gunship offers high replay value. Are you up to the challenge of suriving a 1-year tour of duty in Vietnam?

For game support, please be sure to visit the Black Cat Wargames Facebook group:

** Firebirds: Gunship Helo Expansions **

- Expansion 1 (UH-1C Huey):




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September 26, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on June 05, 2023.
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