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 Ia Drang valley, on the border with Cambodia.
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Release Date: Mar 5, 2015

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March 23

Afghanistan '11 is released!

Slitherine and Every Single Soldier are once again taking the strategy genre from a totally new angle. After the stunning success of Vietnam ’65, the counter-insurgency gaming system create by Johan Nagel is back in a new setting, with a new look and with a monumental list of new features.

As before, you are faced with the task of destroying an ever elusive enemy while striving to win the Hearts & Minds of the local population. You must juggle spending resources to fight the enemy, while at the same time capitalizing on the opportunity to bring civilians to you cause.

You are facing a barrage of obstacles, from IED's to hidden enemies such as local militia that excel at guerrilla warfare as well as Taliban troops that make their way over the mountains from Pakistan to stifle your efforts. You own casualties can severely damage military progress, while eliminating enemy troops and assisting villages and improving their infrastructure can significantly assist you. You will have many tools to achieve success, from the mighty Apache Helicopter, to Special Forces units which can be used to train Afghan National Army Units, or to hunt down the enemy.

Logistics
are also a key factor: defending supply convoys without which troops will suffer and will be vulnerable to ambushes and loss of combat effectiveness is the key to attain a solid victory.

Furthermore a tense political situation grips the country. Unpredictable Political Events can significantly alter the outcome of the struggle and Elections will play a vital role in the mission to stabilize Afghanistan.

With 18 different campaign scenarios starting from the initial actions in Afghanistan to the culmination of American involvement there are tens of hours of counter-insurgency warfare to be played. The game also has an extremely customizable Skirmish mode which allows to consistently alter any parameter of the operation the your liking.

Afghanistan ’11 is available on Steam. Check out the product page for more details.

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March 22

Afghanistan '11 - Live Twitch Stream & Give-away announced!

Just a reminder, people: Afghanistan '11, sequel to the highly successful Vietnam '65 is going to be released TOMORROW.

It is a groundbreaking and innovative wargame, bringing counter-insurgency to your screen! In Afghanistan '11 you won't win the war simply by beating enemy forces on the field like in other wargames and strategy games. No, reality is way more complex and deeper, and Afghanistan '11 aims at representing that.

We're going to run a very special Twitch stream the following day, on Friday March 24th on our Twitch channel. We'll show you the game, so show up, watch the stream and you'll get a chance to win a copy of the game!


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Reviews

“On PC, I can’t name a single recent game that’s attacked this subject, and achieved its objectives so well.”
80 – PCGamesN

“I got a coherent, original game system that reflects a certain understanding of the Vietnam War with mechanics that fit together as a whole yet are evocative in their own right.”
100 – Quarter to Three

“Ultimately Vietnam ’65 is a fun and engrossing wargame with good re-playability and a high return on investment for your gaming dollar.”
85 – Armchair General

Out now!




Afghanistan '11 is the sequel to the highly praised and innovative Vietnam '65. It enhances and builds on it: Afghanistan '11 changes the paradigm of wargaming and manages to bring Counter-Insurgency and guerrilla warfare to your screen, properly represented thanks to a revolutionary gameplay!

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About This Game

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 Ia 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
  • Medevacs and in field repairs
  • Minesweeping and ambushes
  • Full logistical model
  • Road and base construction
  • NVA offensives

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (Shader Model 2+)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

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