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Offline Rich H

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1890 on: April 02, 2020, 09:46:14 PM »
I noted on the web page that it comes with MG ammo cans (very useful).

Any chance of some 0.50" HMG cans for the M48 etc?

The 30cal tins are in a big block of them on the turret roof with a radio jammed between them.  Was part of the Aussie fit.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1891 on: April 02, 2020, 11:11:11 PM »
Arrgh! Sold out methinks .
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1892 on: April 03, 2020, 07:30:01 AM »
The 30cal tins are in a big block of them on the turret roof with a radio jammed between them.  Was part of the Aussie fit.
The NVG book has a number of photographs of M48A3s in Vietnam with 0.50" ammo boxes along the track guards, I was just asking if ammo boxes could be in the next stowage set.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1893 on: April 03, 2020, 08:03:10 AM »
Unfortunately we are now sold out of the Centurions. Bit stunned at how fast as we had quite a big batch so sorry for that  :'(

Huge hugs and kisses for the nice comments  :-*

We can look at the 50 cal ammo box as I think we may need another stowage set moving forward. 

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1894 on: April 03, 2020, 01:48:02 PM »
Unfortunately we are now sold out of the Centurions. Bit stunned at how fast as we had quite a big batch so sorry for that  :'(
Boo.....
We can look at the 50 cal ammo box as I think we may need another stowage set moving forward.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1895 on: April 04, 2020, 10:46:26 AM »
Oh well.... something else to add to my post virus shopping list! Great to hear how popular they’ve been... ;)
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1896 on: April 05, 2020, 07:27:30 AM »
I might let you all see some more previews next week if you are all good and stay at home. ;)


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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1897 on: April 05, 2020, 08:47:43 AM »
To give you something to keep you occupied whilst Mr Teasey slow drips the previews of tye Australians, have a read of some thematic material courtesy of the Australian Defence Force.

The last one is post-Vietnam but almost nothing had changed in the interim.

Lessons learned in Vietnam

https://www.army.gov.au/sites/default/files/tib_69_infantry_battalion_lessons_from_vietnam_1965-71_0.pdf?acsf_files_redirect

Pocketbook on South Vietnam:

https://www.army.gov.au/sites/default/files/pocketbook_south_vietnam_1967_0.pdf?acsf_files_redirect

VC mines and booby traps:

https://www.army.gov.au/sites/default/files/min_bay_do_viet_cong_mines_and_booby_traps_used_by_the_viet_cong_1965.pdf?acsf_files_redirect

The Rifle Platoon 1986. (Essentially the same as its 1960s predecessor)

https://www.army.gov.au/sites/default/files/mlw_2-1-2_the_rifle_platoon_1986_full_obsolete_0.pdf?acsf_files_redirect


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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1898 on: April 05, 2020, 08:53:14 AM »
PS the most significant change was the adoption of a sniper section in the support company in the early ‘80s. No dedicated snipers in Vietnam.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1899 on: April 05, 2020, 09:46:30 AM »
Thanks Carlos.

The platoon organisation is very useful.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1900 on: April 05, 2020, 10:21:55 AM »
Carlos, did that Sniper Section have a name/title?

PS the most significant change was the adoption of a sniper section in the support company in the early ‘80s. No dedicated snipers in Vietnam.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1901 on: April 05, 2020, 04:22:36 PM »
Carlos - many thanks for the info on the Australians. Just the information I needed. Going to need some more Empress figures to make a platoon up!

On a separate note, the film 'Danger Close' is being released tomorrow. Hoping it will provide some inspiration. Reviews seem to be mixed though?

Also, Mr Eaglestone, if you do get round to doing decals for your lovely Vietnam stuff can I request decals for 'Mad Harlot' the M48 pictured moving next to the Citadel wall at Hue (approaching Dong Ba tower). Also, did the Australians name their Centurions and can we see some decals for them as well! Not asking for much  :D

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1902 on: April 05, 2020, 06:50:09 PM »
Is there anything in the "Odd Angry Shot"
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1903 on: April 06, 2020, 07:03:00 PM »
Had a look at a clip of 'The Odd Angry Shot' last night and it looked like a load of toss! The clip of Danger Close looked good. As others have said on this thread, there are some great videos on YouTube about the Long Tan battle. One explained the troop movements really well!

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #1904 on: April 06, 2020, 07:52:51 PM »
PS the most significant change was the adoption of a sniper section in the support company in the early ‘80s. No dedicated snipers in Vietnam.
I don't know what battalion you served back then but in the late seventies we had snipers in our support company.
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