Modern War #48: Block by Block The Battle of Hue 1968

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Mag & game. 2-player game of the exceptionally bitter battle for the Vietnamese city of Hue at the height of the northern Vietnamese Tet Offensive in Feb 1968. Area-move map is centered on central Hue area totaling 5 square miles which is entirely surrounded by rivers. Both political & military considerations are modeled, with the NVA seeking to hold the city as long as possible and cause the greatest casualties while the US must retake the city without doing too much damage or taking too many casualities. Platoon-battalion level, 176 counters, 4-5days/turn. Nicholas Edwards'20 / ARTICLES ON: Battle of Hue, 1968; MiG Alley, US Air Force in the Korean War; Organizations, Tactics & Cohesion during the Iran-Iraq War, 1981-8; What If? The Chinese Invasion of Taiwan; COVID-19 & the World's Militaries; 4 Way Fight in Syria's Idlib Provence; Paracel & Spratly Islands in South China Sea; Comoros, Coup Land in the Indian Ocean; Pirate Hijacking of the Cargo Ship Alabama, 2009; Seal Team Six.

  • Magazine of military history in the contemporary era, with a complete board game in each issue that complements the lead article
  • Game in this issue is a 2-player game of the bitter battle for Hue, Feb 1968, during the northern Vietnamese's Tet Offensive
  • Both a military and political test as the NVA try to hold the city as long as possible, making the cost of retaking it prohibitive, which the US must minimize their own casualties and also minimize the devestation caused by their firepower when
  • Played on an area-move map of 5 square miles of central Hue surrounded by water on all sides
  • 176 counters, company/btln level, 4-5days/turn


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