I'm inclined to like any game where getting a Chinook for longer range transport and longer operation time between resupply is not only a legitimately exciting prospect, but often more compelling than a Cobra gunship. Where it can take the little Huey's several turns to ferry artillery shells to your most advanced positions, the Chinooks feel like they can cover the whole map in two turns (I'm sure they don't take more than three). Don't get me wrong, I love the Cobras for their ability to deliver indirect firepower quickly without having to worry about terrain, but they aren't going to help keep my artillery supplied or airlift injured infantry out of harm's way.
We manage to ID and airstrike a VC unit after a village visit, but that's about all the good news. Despite having laid an ambush, the infantry near my HQ are attacked and injured by VC, though the survivors are evacuated safely. I airlift the Green Berets near my HQ forward to the firebase - I need to start seeking out and destroying NVA units to earn prestige. My tanks and artillery are eager for targets. Hearts and minds are above 50 though, which I'm happy with at this stage.
My engineers are slowly making progress through the jungle, when they are ambushed once more, by an NVA unit - remarkably they not only avoid damage, but actually destroy the attackers! Our first ARVN units are trained, and airlifted to a nearby village. They get better results from villages, and their first report is a good one - we learn the location of a new NVA base to the west, near a village I have never yet visited (once my position improves, I should be able to win their favour back fairly quickly - since they're very near the border, I should be able to spot and kill lots of NVA in that region, quickly changing their point of view). An airstrike again fails to destroy the base, so I dispatch the tanks to start making their way through the jungle, in case the Cobra gets ambushed by an RPG on the way.
At only $10/£7 (cheap by wargame standards), it offers a novel challenge that will hold your interest, and only requires you to follow a brief tutorial before you're ready to get stuck in.