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Silver Bayonet - 25th Anniversary

GMT1601

Silver Bayonet recreates the pivotal November 1965 battle between a full North Vietnamese Army Division and the US 1st Air Cavalry Division in the Ia Drang Valley.

  • English
  • From 12 years old
  • 30mn to 1h, 2 to 3h, 4h and more, 1 to 2h, 3 to 4h
  • 2 player(s)

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    4.4/5*
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  • Customers (1)
    4/5

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Silver Bayonet recreates the pivotal November 1965 battle between a full North Vietnamese Army Division and the US 1st Air Cavalry Division in the Ia Drang Valley.

NVA expertise in lure and ambush tactics resulted in significant US casualties. US mobility and the ability to bring massive amounts of firepower to bear quickly virtually destroyed the attacking NVA division and forced a change in NVA tactics.

This re-issue of GMT Games' 1990 CSR Award winning title that started it all keeps the original operational system, but streamlines to it to include innovative combat resolution integrating maneuver combat, close assault, artillery bombardment, and support from gunships and air sorties.

Increased accessibility to primary and secondary source material has made it possible to make changes to more accurately represent both sides' unique capabilities without significantly altering or breaking the base game system. The major changes involve patrols, ambushes, landing zones, and the 1st Cav Brigade HQ, while minor changes tweak movement, combat, and coordination game mechanics to showcase radically different strengths and weaknesses the FWA and NVA force brought to the battles in the Ia Drang Valley.

Contents:

  • 1.5 countersheets with 9/16" counters
  • 22x34 inch mounted map
  • Two 11x17 inch divider screens
  • Rules & Play Book
  • 15 Player Aid Cards
  • One 10-sided die
Theme(s) WarHistory
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) Wargame
Author(s) Gene BillingsleyMitchell Land
Artist Charles KiblerMark Simonitch
Note globale 4.4
Editor GMT

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  • on 04/20/17 Verified purchase

    4/5
    Velu, très chromé, long, mais très bon.

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