Monday, June 17, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
|Steven's Airmobile Infantry ||Sean's PAVN Infantry Battalion |
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Soviet PT-76 using shipping containers for cover after an Amphibious landing!
With Battlefront's release of Vietnam Tour of Duty kits, it is such a blessing for folks like me who do a bit of 'Cold War Gone Hot' and the PT-76 release is no exception. I have to admit, I knew next to nothing about Soviet armor, and initially thought these were BMP personnel carriers (A bit of knowledge from playing Battlefield 3) but turns out they were one of the very first amphibious light tanks, used as recon and by the Soviet Navy for landings. Since I am doing Cold War gaming as the 'Red Team', I knew these would be right up my alley!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
As I was building up my Vietnam terrain, our pal Scott Washburn on the forum contacted me about reviewing some of his paper shacks that he sells through his company Paper Terrain. Scott sent me his Grass Shacks set as well as the Grass Huts set. I've used Paper Terrain landing craft for years in my D-Day games, so I was happy to give them a shot!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
On Memorial Day, Luke and I decided to play a quick FoW game. As we usually do on Holidays, we let the dice decide our armies and the mission. He ended up running Tank Destroyers (ha!) and I, German Pioneers. The Mission is Free For All. Because we played quickly, I don't have as many pictures as usual, but will do my best to describe the action.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Operation Overlord Campaign I thought it best to help people prepare. For those of us who don't have stacks of terrain but still want to participate. I threw together some very modest paper templates (4 buildings and 1 bunker). They are nothing special, designed to be simple and fast to put together, but a sure way campaign participants can take part in the beach and town battles.
Patrol Boat River (PBR) was a heavily armed river boat used by the American Navy during the Vietnam War to patrol the rivers of Vietnam. Armed with forward facing twin .50 cal machineguns, one rear deck .50 cal, up to two side mounted M60 machineguns, and a Mk19 grenade launcher, the PBR’s crew of four was capable to laying down a huge volume of fire. The boat itself offered little protection to its crew, who relied on the PBR’s speed, approximately 28 knots, to escape danger. PBR crewmen were some of the most decorated men of the War, but also suffered one of the highest casualty rates. By wars end one in every three PBR sailors would become a casualty of the War in Vietnam.
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