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Fire-at-Will
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It's been a number of years since I last gamed Vietnam, the last big games were with the SOTCW at Gauntlet in 2012

Firstly a game along Route 66
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More details on my blog at
https://willwarweb.blogspot.com/2012/07 ... te-66.html

On day 2 we refought a part of Hue
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More details
https://willwarweb.blogspot.com/2012/07 ... t-hue.html

Now with the new Orion figures for the period I am starting it up again with Ruff Puffs or the Regional and Popular Forces of the Republic of Vietnam
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I kept the colours quite simple using an olive green for most of the uniform, but adding some variety in the trousers to indicate they are irregulars.
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What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
CarlL
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Good looking work on that tabletop Will, and the Hue buildings look great.... did you scratch build them? Good paint job on figures.
Thanks for link to follow up.
CarlL
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CarlL wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 18:35 Good looking work on that tabletop Will, and the Hue buildings look great.... did you scratch build them? Good paint job on figures.
Thanks for link to follow up.
CarlL
The Hue buildings were a mixture, but most were built for a "99 days at Peking" game for the previous year, just over the border for the society.
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David Reasoner
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Lovely work on both troops and terrain, Will.

David
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Very nice all the way around.
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For the last of my January output, some local opposition for the Ruff Puffs the Orion Local Communist Forces, providing a selection of VC and also figures to act as a supply chain on the Ho Chi Min Trail.
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I used a mix of black through to dark grey to reflect the local "pyjamas" and like the Ruff Puffs varied the trousers to give a more irregular feel to the unit The snipers will come in useful as well.
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Now onto the ARVN
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nice work
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A large batch of ARVN to start of the month from both the Early and Late War sets from Orion.

Early War
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Late War
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Richard B.
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I was totally out of my depth in those games - embarrassingly bad :o Thanks for bringing up that painful memory Will :?

Those new figures look very good, looks like you`ve recovered from your injury :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
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CarlL
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You have been busy Will.
Great work on those new figures.
CarlL
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