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Fire in the Lake

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Designer: Mark Herman, Volko Ruhnke

Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan,Chechu Nieto,Mark Simonitch

Year Published:  2014

Number of Players: 1 - 4 players

Playing Time: 180 minutes

Recommended Ages: 0+

Categories: Modern Warfare, Political, Vietnam War, Wargame

Mechanics: Area Control / Area Influence, Variable Phase Order, Variable Player Powers

(from GMT website:)

Volume IV in GMT’s COIN Series dives headlong into the momentous and complex battle for South Vietnam. A unique multi-faction treatment of the Vietnam War, Fire in the Lake will take 1 to 4 players on US heliborne sweeps of the jungle and Communist infiltration of the South, and into inter-allied conferences, Saigon politics, interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, air defense of Northern infrastructure, graduated escalation, and media war.

Renowned designer and modern warfare expert Mark Herman joins COIN Series creator Volko Ruhnke for a collaborative production not to be missed. Fire in the Lake features the same card-assisted counterinsurgency game system as GMT's Andean Abyss, Cuba Libre, and A Distant Plain, with a pack of twists that take the Series to another level, including:

Pivotal events that trump initiative (Tet Offensive, Vietnamization, Easter Offensive, and Linebacker II)
Inter-coup campaign effects that vary by RVN leader
Counterinsurgent guerrillas (US-led Irregulars and ARVN Rangers)
Insurgent troops (NVA) for direct force-on-force engagements
Tunneled VC and NVA bases
Trail construction and degradation
A larger-than-ever event deck for even greater play variety
Short and medium-length scenarios with either random or period-event options

One 22"x34" Map
248 Wooden pieces (many embossed)
130 Playing Cards
One full-color countersheet
Rules Booklet
Play Booklet
9 Player Aid sheets
Three 6-sided dice

DESIGNER: Mark Herman & Volko Ruhnke
MAP ART: Chechu Nieto

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