I use the term not in a pejorative sense but in the honest appraisal of one person…well two who have not played previously.
But I am jumping ahead.
River of Perfume is my go to scenario to teach LNL in the Vietnam era. Fast, deadly and it rams the point home with maniacal zeal.
A few weeks ago I taught two people the game from scratch using this scenario. Both took different approaches as the Marines hunting the VC in Hue.
With just 7 turns to capture 5 buildings the Marines are on the clock. In the first play thru I setup all my units in easy to tackle places, as seen above. We taught the hard lesson of sending a probing force out to spot, enabling finding of the enemy, then we fixed them in place via suppression from the big M60 across the street.
In 2 quick turns the first building is in hand. The VC try firing at units in the open, but the Marines quickly suppress all the bad guys.Next move here saw the suppressed units eliminated bloodlessly via melee in their shaken mode.
Interestingly the other game went 6 turns. The Marine player this time cautiously husbanding teams of men and sacrificing folks to spot. Unfortunately for the VC, theneded up late turn having to either take a heavy +2 fire from adjacent Marines or take their chances with a Melee. Then Reagin throws in his luckyman card!!!!
Game over. I love it!
Two new LNL players join the fold!