Battles: Snoopy’s Nose & Iron Triangle
For some time, there had been reports that a large
area of dense jungle northwest of Saigon was a staging base for the Viet Cong.
Ideally situated near Cambodia, a nexus point of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and
proximal to the capital city of Saigon itself, the area that became known as
the “Iron Triangle” allowed the Viet Cong to conduct well-organized and
well-supplied operations into the very heart of South Vietnam. In the meantime,
a hundred miles to the south, a US riverine force, comprised primarily of the
newly-arrived 9th Infantry Division, began to penetrate into the
hinterland of the Mekong Delta, and even into the overgrown rivulets where only
‘Charlie’ had ever operated before. In the first in the Vietnam Battles series,
two games are included, Iron Triangle and Snoopy’s Nose (named after a
distinctive curve in one of the distributaries leading to the Mekong River).
Both games utilize the very popular Fire & Movement combat system,
and is easy to play.
Units in the
game are typically companies and some battalions and occasional brigade
equivalents. The full spectrum of the war in Vietnam in 1967 is featured with
everything from riverine craft to helicopters. Each hex represents about a half
mile, and each game turn represents from about a half a day to several days of
The game includes two maps one map sheet
(22x34”) and 200 counters.
Hex: 1/2 Mile