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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3030 on: June 16, 2021, 02:12:45 PM »
You so need to get out more  lol lol lol lol

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3031 on: June 16, 2021, 03:25:06 PM »
Well, we have only just come out of another lockdown and  itís still a case of ďIf you can work from home, you must work from homeĒ.

Yeah, would love to get out more. Thankfully  both the Copa America and the Euros are on at the moment. The only sad bit is Iím reminded of my plans to attend the Copa had it gone ahead last year as originally planned. A month on the piss in Colombia watching the footy, would have been grandÖ :'(
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam R
« Reply #3032 on: June 16, 2021, 08:09:22 PM »
You so need to get out more  lol lol lol lol

We ALL need to get out moreÖ  lol
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3033 on: June 16, 2021, 10:05:21 PM »
So a Performing Arts range. I will have to consider that idea...........no.  o_o

Well, thanks for considering it.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3034 on: June 16, 2021, 10:19:14 PM »
I dunno whether youíve ever seen  WR: Mysteries of the Organism, the Ď70s Yugoslav film that clip was lifted from but it er Ďelevatesí the concept of art film to new levels. Itís almost impossible to categorise but if you have a taste for the offbeat, itís definitely that. If Terry Gilliam had access to better drugs, itís the film he might have made.

I have, and thatís all Iím saying.

Actually Iíll also say this: while my suggestion about expanding the range to the US home front was fairly flippant, the unanticipated responses lead me to think there may be some serious potential in such a range. After watching the above clip I was put in mind of another film from the era which looks at the anti-war movement, and more particularly its nemesis, the pro-war movement,  from a dystopian rather than satirical angle. Unfortunately I have no idea how to insert a clip via my phone, which I barely know how to use, but interested readers will find one easily enough. The film goes by the name Punishment Park and is, I would suggest, rife with gaming potential.
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Offline Harry von Fleischmann

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3035 on: June 17, 2021, 08:52:50 AM »
Iím not sure about figures of eg protesters but it may be worth seeing if there is any interest in a pack of armed radical underground types. Iím presuming some existing figures can be used for National Guard. A bit of a diversion of course and I can imagine hardly a priority compared to say ARVN or MPs.....

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3036 on: June 17, 2021, 09:10:07 AM »
I would suggest the pack of Warlord's Survivors but they seem to be OOP.

Iím not sure about figures of eg protesters but it may be worth seeing if there is any interest in a pack of armed radical underground types. Iím presuming some existing figures can be used for National Guard. A bit of a diversion of course and I can imagine hardly a priority compared to say ARVN or MPs.....
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3037 on: June 17, 2021, 09:26:35 AM »
To clarify a little, the anti-war characters in Punishment Park arenít armed resisters. Without giving too much away, the scenario is somewhat akin to the Japanese manga & films Battle Royale, except that the prisoners arenít given weapons and expected to fight among themselves; they are set the task of escaping the park / prison while avoiding various hazards, but supposedly will not be impeded by the guards, who are just there to see that they stick to the rules. SPOILER: the guards donít play fair.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3038 on: June 17, 2021, 10:46:39 PM »
This thread needs to get back on track.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3039 on: June 17, 2021, 11:51:25 PM »
Lets just stick to the war in South East Asia, and see what ARVAN are coming out at the end of the week. Which I am very excited about. And then of course the rest of the lines will be pushed to the side for the US Army range. :D 
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3040 on: June 18, 2021, 09:47:22 AM »
This thread needs to get back on track.

Well it is the end of the week and we should be getting the promised photos of ARVEN troops.

 

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3041 on: June 18, 2021, 09:57:05 AM »
This thread needs to get back on track.

Is that so? Funnily enough your comment, while not a direct quote from Punishment Park, encapsulates its theme - the suppression of dissent - perfectly.

Of course I realise the thread is dedicated to the Empress range and potential additions to it, but I fail to see why this discussion  should not include at least the possibility of coverage being widened to the domestic opposition to the war, and perhaps even an out and out revolution (which was considered a real possibility at the time, given the activities of the Black Panthers). These factors, after all, had at least as much bearing on the outcome of the war as events on the battlefield. The key point, however, is that they do have gaming potential. Whether an individual manufacturer wishes to exploit this is another matter, but I fail to see why the question can not be raised.

Obviously the decision of what is or isnít pertinent here is one for the moderator to make, and if it is against discussion of anything other than model soldiers, equipment & uniforms, so be it. I could make a further point of what such a stipulation is likely to lead to, but Iím sure other members are capable of working that out for themselves.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3042 on: June 18, 2021, 11:21:05 AM »
Well it is the end of the week and we should be getting the promised photos of ARVEN troops.
That what was promised. Looking forward to seeing them.  :D

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3043 on: June 18, 2021, 11:40:53 AM »
That what was promised. Looking forward to seeing them.  :D

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3044 on: June 19, 2021, 07:30:54 AM »
Folks,

I've split out and removed the more or less pointless (as in not going anywhere but off-topic) Sunday/Monday discussion. Please resume discussion of the miniature line first, background issues second and politics, in accordance with the forum rules, not at all.

I consider the homefront angle to be more "domestic politics" than not and will therefore reserve further reconsideration, but will leave it here at the time being.

As a guide, stuff like the Weathermen and the SLA may reasonably be subsumed under the crime/police scenario angle, but please do consider how this discussion (if flippant and jocularly) of Kent State and Black Panther/socio-racial conflict comes across, especially in current times, and if you really want to be associated with such positions. Best to keep it strictly limited to figures and the modelling aspect, if you must.

Thanks.