Hue (wargame)

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Hue
Designer(s) John Hill
Publisher(s) Simulations Design Corporation
Mayfair Games
Players 2
Playing time 2 to 3 hours
Random chance Medium
Skill(s) required Military tactics

Hue is a board wargame first published in 1973 by Simulations Design Corporation in Conflict #6 and again in 1977 as Battle for Hue, and subsequently published by Mayfair Games in 1982 under the one-word title.[1] It is a Vietnam War-era tactical-level game set in Huế, the capital of a Vietnamese province.

In January and February 1968, the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Viet Cong (VC) battled the 1st Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) and elements of the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

In the battle for Huế, a medieval city was attacked with modern weapons. The attackers were armed with fully automatic weapons but still had to contend with moats and walls, making it "a combination of World War II street fighting and medieval siege warfare", according to the game's introduction.

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  1. ^ Peter L. de Rosa (2002). "Simulations Design Corporation". Academic Gaming Review. Retrieved June 12, 2006. 

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