I really liked the episode. It was very interesting to hear about Mr. Kershaw's interpretations of the American involvement in the Vietnam war and how he translated into a solitaire board game. The issues and challenges of trying to take a big. messy piece of history and distill it down into a formalized rule-set are really interesting to me.
I loved the 'Winter of War-gaming' and was sad to see it come to a conclusion. This series looks like a continuation of the bits of the 'Winter' that had me hooked.
Does anyone have any recommendations for Vietnam War computer strategy games? The only ones I'm aware of are Men of War: Vietnam (which I heard mixed to negative things about), and two John Tiller's Squad Battles games (both of which are rather imposing looking and at $40 are a bit expensive for an impulse purchase). If I go with a Tiller game, it seems like Tour of Duty is the more recent and improved version(?). If anyone's interested, I think this is Mr. Geryk's review hosted on 1UP: http://www.1up.com/games/pc/tour-of-duty/review
edited to add: Here's an interesting piece by Mr. Tiller himself about making a war-game covering an era that is still unresolved and raw: http://fly.hiwaay.net/~tiller/html/a_vietnam_wargame.html
edited later to add: Well I went and bought Tour of Duty, let's see what happens when someone with little background in computer war-games tries to play the finest 2002 has to offer