I have approached the writing of this article with some trepidation. I know that there
are plenty of wargamers who know a lot more about the Vietnam War than I do - and
several of them have written some very good articles in this magazine.
In fact the title of this article comes from a club discussion in which it was established that this was the sum total of everything I knew about the Vietcong.
However, like a lot of gamers I am interested in dabbling in the period, and have played the occasional game, which always seems to go something like this: an American patrol is wandering around in the jungle for no obvious reason. It gets ambushed, returns fire, calls in artillery or air
support, the enemy disengages, and you count up the bodies at the end.
This can be good fun, and I am sure it is fairly realistic, but you can get a bit tired of it after a few