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Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:00 pm
by Daniele
"I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy..” (William Westmoreland – Chief of Staff of the US Army from 1968 to 1972)

Vietnam ’65, the new counter-insurgency strategy game by Every Single Soldier, has an official release date! We're releasing on March 5th and streaming it live tomorrow at 2 pm EST/20.00 CET.

Developer Every Single Soldier aims to capture the specifics of the Vietnam War. At the head of the US forces, you will have to forget what you have learnt from other strategy games and think differently to destroy the enemy: building a safe logistic chain, gathering intelligence through the local villages, calling in air support on time, revealing the Ho Chi Minh trail, and minimizing casualties will be crucial to securing political support and eliminating the invisible Viet Cong threat!

Check it out tomorrow as we are going to give you a sneak peak of the game on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group!

Get more information on Vietnam ‘65 from its official PC and iPad product pages

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:31 pm
by paxuni
any price tag yet?

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:35 pm
by zakblood
that will be on the day of release i bet :roll: :wink:

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:36 am
by Every Single Soldier
What do you think the price should be ?

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:45 am
by zakblood
well what it's worth and what others wish to pay for it are too different things :roll: :wink:

£ 13.99 for Battle Academy 2 and Pike and Shot, so i'd say for a wild guess, and a stab in the jungle on a lonely path if i get i wrong, somewhere around the same for the pc version and the Ipad one for £ 13.99 to £ 6.99 depending :?: :roll: :wink:

only guessing mind you, as i have no idea either :shock: 8) :lol:

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:51 am
by Micha63
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Check it out tomorrow as we are going to give you a sneak peak of the game on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group!

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where can i find it ?

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:10 am
by sukhoi
Micha wrote:
where can i find it ?
Sorry Micha, link added to the first post!
http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:11 am
by Every Single Soldier
http://www.twitch.tv , search for Slitherine , find the channel and do all this before 19h00 GMT tonite :)

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:31 am
by Micha63
A QUESTION PLEASE, will the game have historical battles or only fictional ?

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:13 am
by zakblood
fiction based in theatre / country
It is 1965 and the US ground war in Vietnam is in full swing. As a US Army commander, wage a counter-insurgency (COIN) war to secure the La Drang valley, on the border with Cambodia.

In order to win the Hearts and Minds of the local population you will need to search for and destroy the Vietcong (VC) insurgents, who infiltrate from the Ho Chi Minh trail and destabilize the province by intimidating the locals, laying mines and ambushing your forces.

The insurgents also have a bigger brother, the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). This well trained, conventional army have much wider ambitions than the VC, they want to take total control of the valley, a stepping stone to unifying North Vietnam with the South under communist rule.

The NVA conducts operations from across the border, primarily aimed at supporting the insurgency and launching offensives when the time is right.

To carry out your COIN mission, co-ordination of ground troops, special forces, artillery, mechanized units, training of local forces (ARVN) and airmobile assets is essential, but of greater consequence is winning the support of the local population. With greater co-operation from the local inhabitants comes the reward of intelligence, a key factor in COIN warfare.

The war is not fought in isolation, so as the commander of the US forces, you will have the added complexity of managing the support for the war back home, should you the lose the Hearts and Minds of the American people, the war will also be surely lost.

This is a game that captures the true essence of the Vietnam War, where airmobile operations are paramount, fire support bases play a critical role and air strikes can save the day.

Rise through the ranks and watch your personalized uniform transform from a junior Lieutenant to General as you relive the Vietnam War.

FEATURES

Hearts and Minds victory conditions
Political support model
Full range of US units including transport helicopters, APC’s, armor, Gunships, Engineers etc
Firebases and artillery support
Special Forces operations (Green Berets)
Operational intelligence map
Training of South Vietnamese Army (ARVN)
Napalm strikes
Medivacs and in field repairs
Mine sweeping and ambushes
Full logistical model
Road and base construction
NVA offensives

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:48 am
by IainMcNeil
The game map is randomly generated so is not a specific place, but rather captures the feel of the war. You have to deal with the kinds of issues the US Army had to cope with back then and to do this we need to randomize it so you don't know where the enemy is coming from. Each game will have the Ho Chi Min trail in a different location, giving lots of replay value and meaning you have to learn how to cope with an insurgent enemy rather than learn where they will spawn.

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:29 pm
by Every Single Soldier
Could not have said it better myself... :)

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:35 pm
by zakblood
i guess you mean Iains as mine was a copy paste :roll: :wink:

:lol:

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:42 pm
by Every Single Soldier
I am not saying anything .... 8)

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:48 pm
by zakblood
you will do later when i'm in the chat :shock: 8) :lol:

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:54 pm
by Micha63
Thanks for all the Infos.

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:31 am
by dannie013
Vietnam65 wrote:http://www.twitch.tv , search for Slitherine , find the channel and do all this before 19h00 GMT tonite :)
Hey Lt watched twitch when game was on. was wondering why the guy didn't use his green beret in combat? said he was a scout unit also how do you move your artillery to a forward firebase? really like the looks of the game. cant wait to play it. any news on unit info dannie013

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:06 am
by zakblood
special forces are elite units, but do combat the same as any other unit, just a bit / a lot better, but most use them for scouting not combat as that's there primary role /job / mission, but you can play it any way you like tbh, i have :roll: :wink:

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:32 pm
by dannie013
Thanx for answer are you on the beta team?

Re: Vietnam '65 release date announced!

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:50 pm
by zakblood
yes, with many others