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Offline Sparrow

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3045 on: June 19, 2021, 12:40:43 PM »
Let’s get back to Vietnam Wargaming. Here’s some pics from a recent game I umpired. All Empress Minis (what else?), the vast majority of which were painted by Dags
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Offline Sparrow

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3046 on: June 19, 2021, 12:53:24 PM »
It turned out to be a very interesting game run over several weeks. The USMC were all role players and the NVA player an experienced wargamer. All received briefings and individual objectives and all updates were via WhatsApp messages with photos and, for the US the occasional recon overflight (video on my mobile phone  ;)). Lots of Event Cards etc adding to the chaos. It turned out to be an excellent way of simulating the “fog of war” involved with a counter insurgency style operation and we even had the NVA making use of tunnels. We will give it another go some time (regardless of what day of the week it is  lol )
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Offline M Blakey

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3047 on: June 20, 2021, 06:44:38 PM »
First picture at the end of the week.  ;)

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Offline CapnJim

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3048 on: June 20, 2021, 08:54:06 PM »
Nice looking game, Sparrow!  Interesting way to run it, too...
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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3049 on: June 21, 2021, 09:59:18 AM »
You chaps on LAF are the first to see these preview sculpts so enjoy.  ;)

ARVN Paratroops circa 1968.

ARVN paratroops owed their origin and traditions to the French parachute forces of the Indo China War therefore we felt it fitting that we start our ARVN range with these chaps to add a continuity with our French Indo China Range.

In 1965 the airborne units were raised to division status, Su Duan Nhay Du, and by 1967 following further unit increases it numbered 13,000 paratroops. Heavily involved in actions throughout the conflict the units found themselves involved in various parts of the Tet offensive including bitter fighting to retake Hue city and relief the of Marines in Khe Sanh. Due to their semi independent nature and use as a strategic reserve they fought alongside US forces such as 1st Cav and 101st Airborne in the A Shau Valley during operation Delaware in 1968.

One of the most interesting aspects of ARVN troops is their use of ‘home’ made uniforms and equipment as well as the individualistic way that the men seem to have pretty much wore what they wanted within the obvious guidelines therefore some used flak vest or helmet covers whilst others did not bother.  that’s adds something very unique and examples of this will be shown in this part of our Vietnam range.

This figure firing a 30 cal MG from the hip. The bipod and ammo belt will also be included. He is wearing a locally made rain jacket that has been made from an issue poncho. Uniform issue varied and it is said that those units engaged in Hue wore regulation ARVN issue OG uniforms there are plenty of photographs that show this not to be the complete case and cammo trousers seem pretty common. This gives the painter the option to add some variations.





   

Offline M Blakey

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3050 on: June 21, 2021, 10:07:07 AM »
Well worth the wait!  :-* can't wait to get these Paul!

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3051 on: June 21, 2021, 10:13:50 AM »
Be Still my beating heart.  :-*
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Offline Sparrow

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3052 on: June 21, 2021, 10:48:49 AM »
Paul… my bank manager still hates you !  lol

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3053 on: June 21, 2021, 12:55:54 PM »
 :o Gorgeous, marvelous eyecandy!  :-*

Must haves indeed
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3054 on: June 21, 2021, 01:21:38 PM »
Paul… my bank manager still hates you !  lol

But mine loves him. Carry on Paul  ;)

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3055 on: June 21, 2021, 02:55:25 PM »
Love the figure, Paul. :-*
Look forward to seeing the first ARVN figures listed on your web site.
Hopefully soon.
Semper Fi, Mac

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3056 on: June 21, 2021, 05:05:11 PM »
But mine loves him. Carry on Paul  ;)
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Offline traveller

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3057 on: June 22, 2021, 12:10:23 PM »
Awesome!  :-* :-* :-*

Offline CapnJim

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3058 on: June 22, 2021, 01:33:50 PM »
Oh, for Chrissake!  Really?  Why don't I just send you all my money..... :o :D

But seriously folks.  Very nice.  I wasn't planning on having ARVNs just yet.  Hell, I still gotta do US Army/PAVN/VC.  But with this, I may have to rethink who gets done first.  Dang it.....

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3059 on: June 22, 2021, 06:56:30 PM »
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Dang it.....

Isn't that a battle in Vietnam ? :D