new game engine ~ new map ~ new units
~ new nations ~ new ministers ~ new leaders ~ new technologies ~ new events
~ new music ~ new sprites
An independent VietAfghan is in the works. FRVP is exercising its intellectual rights in developing a new war game engine similar to the old HOI2 series and Europa game engine offered free to the public. It may combine features similar to the best features of AOD, DH, and others. A new long-needed 3-D like map with more provinces, improved graphics and optimized for speed will be included. Full modibility will be available via a new XML format. Improved components like interactive battle screens, better navigation including rivers and movement restrictions, more realistic trade and economy, less intelligence, country access parameters, scenario to scenario transfer, partial wars, puppet revolts, on-the-fly random variables, and numerous other new features still in development and via user requests. All registered owners of VietAfghan 2, 3, and 4 will be eligible for the free beta version estimated later this year.
Version 1.01 beta will include the following scenarios (WW2 will not be in the beta)
The American Civil War (1860 - 1866): Start out in 1860 following the end of the Mexican reform war. Cotton is king and Abraham Lincoln was just elected president and has troubles with South Carolina seceding from the Union. The deep south soon follow South Carolina and later Texas, Arkansas, and North Carolina join. While the pivotal border states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and later West Virginia debate the slavery issue, Fort Sumner goes under heavy siege from the Confederates. The Battle of the States is about to begin. Out west while the territories of Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona await statehood, the Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche and Apache start taking advantage in the Frontier. Meanwhile France has their eyes on Mexico while England and Spain closely observe to see how they can benefit from Mexico and the American Civil War. Also included are Canada, Mexican Revolutionaries, Cuba, Central America, California, Nevada, African Americans and Western Outlaws. 100+ new events, 100+ new ministers and leaders, and new units, sprites and technology for the Civil war era. Added to the map is Fredericksburg, the Wilderness and Petersburg. The Erie Canal, St. Lawrence and Mississippi rivers are navigational.
World War 1 (1914 - 1918): Start out in 1914 following the end of the 2nd Balkans
war. Industry is emerging, Germany is threatening England's long-time naval
superiority. France is basking in new technologies. Russia is
coping with dissent and economic disaster. The Balkans are still simmering
with unrest. The new China republic is planning to dominate the warlords,
and the USA is finishing the Panama canal. World War I is about to begin.
Aircraft technology is new, tank development is in it's infancy and gas
weapons are being researched. Also
included is the Russian revolution, the China warlord era, the Mexican war,
and the Italian - Libya conflict.
The Vietnam War (1963-1975): Great historical full-function scenario of the American war in Vietnam 1963 - 1975, with other possible outcomes to certain events. Many rivers, monsoons, jungles and VC guerrilla attacks. Best played with aggressive AI settings. Start out in 1963 with the Diem and Kennedy assassinations and precede though the many Vietnam era events from the Gulf of Tonkin incident to past the S.A.L.T. treaty in 1975. Nuclear tensions are high with USA, Soviets and China while Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, and Korea battle with communism. Besides the Vietnam War, Vietnam offers other possible regional conflicts such as another Korean War (technically they are still at war today), the Soviet-China conflict, Malaysia-Indonesian conflict and a China-Taiwan conflict. It also has civil wars in Cambodia and Laos with the Khmer Rouge and Pathet Lao in the shaping of governments which could allow attacks within their neutral territories.
3rd Indochina War (1979-1988): This historical war continues from where the Vietnam left off. It starts out in 1979 with the Vietnam invasion of Democratic Kampuchea that escalates into the brief Sino-Vietnam war with China. Heated battles between Thailand and Vietnam over the harboring of the Khmer Rouge flair up threatening a strong possibility of a full scale war.
A fictional war, called the Indian War, then develops from the 3rd Indochina war involving India, Burma, North Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. A full scale war did develop between Thailand and Vietnam and ended in a coup of Thailand. Vietnam/Thailand then form a pact with Afghanistan and Pakistan to split up India. The pact ends up very similar to the Nazi/Soviet pact outcome. This fictional war showcases the modified counties (Fun Scenario!). Best played with aggressive AI settings.
Afghan Wars (1988 - 2003): Finally, the best full-function scenario for the last. If you think you mastered the previous wars, then it's time to test your true skills. Start out in 1988 and proceed though the historical Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, PDPA collapse, tribal warlords anarchy, Taliban period events and September 11th attacks to past the 2003 USA invasion of Iraq. Includes all 3 Iraq wars, conflicts in Chechnya, Kurdistan, Somalia, Kashmir, Lebanon/Syria, Ethiopia/Eritrean, Nagorno-Karabakh War and Yemen. Best played with aggressive AI settings. Playable countries: Afghanistan, USSR, PDPA, USA, UK, Saudi Arabia, Pashtun mujahiddin, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Hezbe, Jamiet and Al Qaeda. NATO troops are represented. Also included are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, China, India, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Kuwait, Kashmir, Kurdistan, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Palestine, Ethiopia and Eritrean. The PDPA (Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan) later becomes the Northern Alliance and the Pashtun mujahiddin later becomes the Taliban in 1994. This way, you can play the whole scenario as one of these countries.
Other Ideas incorporated: Caspian Sea and Great Lakes are navigatable. Volga River route from Stalingrad to the Caspian Sea. Volga-Don Canal and event for access from Black Sea to Caspian Sea. Erie Canal in USA. St. Lawrence Canal in Canada. Mississippi river route. Canals in Leningrad and through Lake Ladoga to White Sea. New port availability in Antwerp, Akaba, Chicago, Grozny, Baku, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Stalingrad. Ship movement reduced in frozen seas. Rail though non-access not-at-war country in Balachistan. Sell nuclear reactor event. Economic market events. Annual tax policy event. Drug income event. Bribe events. Early Camel cavalry sprite for middle east nations. High IC Equalizer gives option to increase IC nation wide.
Major map files change: A total of ??? textured territories. The Caspian Sea is navigatable with ports in Iran and the Soviet Union. The optional Volga-Don Canal allows access to the Caspian Sea from the Black Sea. The Great Lakes are now navigatable with a port in Northern USA.
Civil war to Post cold-war units including infantry, marine, mountain, HQ, militia,
garrison, tanks, aircraft, gun ships, subs, drones, missiles, advanced transports,
PT boats and heavy sea mines. Cold-war units included: Green Beret, AH-1 Cobra,
Advanced Supersonic Fighter, Nuclear Sub, M41 Light-Tank, Titan ICBM, ABM, Paladin,
Missile Launcher, Attack Helicopters, and Advanced Air Cavalry.
Brigades: Added Civil War, WW1, modern artillery, elite engineers, M42 Duster, M113, rocket launcher, and land mines.
Technologies: Civil War, WW1, WW2, Cold War and Post-Cold War technologies.
Optional Sprites: M-41 complete sprite, Helicopter movement sprite and other basic 'stand' sprites for Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam and USA.
Optional Music: Each scenario has it own music files
Hundreds of events:
All VietAfghan scenarios have 100's of events and new ministers and leaders.
New graphics were added for new units, ministers, leaders, technology and events.
Counters, flags and shields were added. New AI files for all countries involved
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