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Post  odinswolf on Mon Oct 11 2010, 22:29

With the arrival of westwinds US Vrs VC minis, Andy B and myself have been having a few chats about forces, scenarios, painting and scenery.

I found this website while I was browsing for info on fireteam/squad types

http://www.eleven-bravo.co.uk/index.php

but this website has a lot more figure ranges to drool over

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/neil.shuck/bgv.html

I think the Secrets of the third reich rules will work well
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Post  odinswolf on Tue Jan 25 2011, 02:46

ok after many months I'm on the last leg of painting my US army. army painter anti shine varnish spray is amazing :)
just to flock the bases now and jobs done :) photos to follow, however the models are not the best, they are more like 1980's sculpts and facial detail is sorely lacking.. still they'll do the job and with a half decent jungle table? HUHH ten shun!

do I paint insignia? air cavalry (we were soldiers) marines (full metal jacket) regular army (platoon)?

I'm thinking air cav for helicopter insertions
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Post  Velsharoon on Tue Jan 25 2011, 02:57

I am sorely tempted to pick up some of westwinds Vietnamese, just to try painting different coloured skin and to make me learn more about the war. That pack of southern vietnamese guerrilas for eighteen quid is what interests me, but due to painting vow I cant pick it up till I paint some of my existing stuff :(

Tbh your best thinking of a particular scenario or battle you want to re enact then have a go at it. SoTR should fit the bill tbh, love the rules so why reinvent the wheel, although that wee booklet beside the westwind stuff isnt to expensive.

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Post  Ironwolf on Wed Feb 16 2011, 08:36

im getting some US soldiers

see Odins last week and think it would be class to play in the big green J, not like we dont have loads of trees on the boards lol

we can chat about it tomorrow night

secrets rules would be great

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Post  weeivor on Wed Feb 16 2011, 08:52

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Post  cthulhubruce on Wed Feb 16 2011, 09:00

as of tonight the nva are back on the table, 13 down and 25 to go. no bases, must sort that out.

remember chaps, my usmc are already done and in the cabinet if anyone needs a load.

phils showed me a site today that has jungle terrain, trees etc mmmmm

did we ever get anywhere with heuys?

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Post  Ironwolf on Wed Feb 16 2011, 09:15

Andy you doing us marines?

Now what can I do lol

I'm going to comb through the secrets book and work out a few army lists I'm guessing most models would have assault rifles

Writing rules for choppas would be hard I'll have a tinkle at it in work

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Post  cthulhubruce on Wed Feb 16 2011, 09:48

no rik, not doing done lol.

im working on NVA regulars, so USA away to your hearts content.

we can also get special forces, viet cong and as said before theres no air cav, in the air yet either....its a big country and there small men lol

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Post  cthulhubruce on Wed Feb 16 2011, 10:26

Belligerents
Anti-Communist forces:
South Vietnam
United States
South Korea
Australia
Philippines
New Zealand
Thailand
Khmer Republic
Kingdom of Laos
Republic of China

Communist forces:
North Vietnam
Viet Cong
Khmer Rouge
Pathet Lao
People's Republic of China
Soviet Union
North Korea


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Post  BloddshotDAVE on Wed Feb 16 2011, 11:07

what scale is it U's using ?
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Post  cthulhubruce on Wed Feb 16 2011, 11:19

The Nam figures being used are 28mm, currently the West Wind models. However there are a couple of other ranges out there which you could use.

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Post  BloddshotDAVE on Wed Feb 16 2011, 11:30

imperial stormtroppers r rubbish they cant hit diddly squat lol. and depending on my space marine sale il be pretty close to mine as well.


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Post  Ironwolf on Wed Feb 16 2011, 19:08

I'll pick up my us marines tonight and bases.

I'm working on an army list for the USA and NBA, I am using the secrets USA list and taking out the weird stuff such as target range finders and the infrared sights as I'm sure they didn't have then in nam, I could be wrong. As for the NBA I'll use the russion list, they don't use body armour and have a higher cool as well as a camouflage skill, plus the ak47 is there all ready.

As for helis there not so hard to do, I'd say 3rp per one as transport and they carried what ten guys each? I'll look that up, I'll add the options to turn it into a gunship, what about the Cobras any one intrested in using them

Also I'll see what I can do for senarios, think ambush ones and I'll try and write a village one with hidden vc lol

So back to watching platoon for idears

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Post  Ironwolf on Wed Feb 16 2011, 20:33

Ok I've written the USA list, it's not looking bad
I've just started on the heuy lol and hit a snag, the rules for disembarking and embarking in secrets are really bad, prob the reason you don't see many transports in games. If the transport moves over 6" you can lose models getting out of it...

So I'm going to written new rules for getting in and out of the heuys, we can play test both ways I'm sure.

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Post  Velsharoon on Wed Feb 16 2011, 21:25

WHat about the dedicated vietnam rules in the shop already?


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Post  Ironwolf on Wed Feb 16 2011, 22:10

Not seen them yet.

So far I have the USA side of things done, the heuy wasn't as bad to do as I first thought. The flyer penetration table worked out rather nice, as did the getting on and off them, all I'd did was chop and reword a few things and it's done, should work fine.

At the moment I'm morning on the NVA list, I've had to drop the ranger skill as most of our games would be done on tables with lots of trees, which means the NVA would have been on a -2 before cover, so anything up to -4, alittle over powered don't you think. I'm also working on a cool think for them, called tunnel rats, which will cost 3rp. This is markers that you up on the board before deployment, they let the NVA get around the board and ambush the yanks, they can be blown up and seen by the use once they get with in 12" of them.

The secrets rule set is easy and fun to play, plus most people know how to play it, and this is inaffect a game of secrets with out the wierd. But hay if the nam rules work we can try them I dont mind, it's given me something to do at work to day.

Lol play testing heuy rules with a box of staples and a few Brit models was fun lol

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Post  kwi on Fri Feb 18 2011, 03:36

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