Anton and the guys have also released some information on the next phase of development of FPV: Flashpoint Reloaded. This is what they have to say:
Flashpoint Reloaded Vietnam…Our first publication release entitled ‘Flashpoint Vietnam’ was a dedicated rule set supporting the current Flashpoint Vietnam miniature ranges. Designed with the player purely in mind Flashpoint Vietnam provided the player with researched mechanics to help play out the most intense and consuming aspects of the Vietnam War. Written by Anton Ducrot, Flashpoint Vietnam was the culmination of almost three years of research, design, compilation and play testing. Numerous contributors aided in its design including accounts and feedback from actual Vietnam War veterans.
Flashpoint Reloaded Vietnam is the second stage of Flashpoint Vietnams evolution. Redesigned and rewritten by Anton Ducrot and Ken Cole for a faster style of game play and a much more enjoyable experience the “Reloaded” system lends itself now not only to the events of the Vietnam War but is highly adaptable to any modern day conflict. Designed with our expanding range of figures and periods in mind Flashpoint Reloaded Vietnam is currently in the final stages of development and is set for public release in late 2007. FRV is the natural next step in our aim to bring a new experience to the modern day war gamer.
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Lacking a supplier in Victoria, I ordered my pack of figures from Dragonfire Games in Brisbane for AUD$35 and Dragonfire Games doesn't charge for postage, which was great.
The product code fore the Main Force VC Rifle Platoon is FPV014 for those wanting to order a pack or three. The picture below is from the Flashpoint Minatures web site. As bases are not included with the miniatures, i also purchased a pack of FoW bases from Dragonfire Games.
In total there were 39 figures in the pack: 2 x Officer standing with rifle slung 4 x VC with RPG 4 x VC with RPD Machine Gun 4 x NCO with arm raised 25 x Rifleman in various poses
This works out at around .90 cents (well .897 cents) a figure.
Looking at the photos on the Flashpoint web site and forum, i am not sure if i am meant to have two officer figures
There is a little bit of flash to clean up which isn't a problem, as this is easy to clean up. I am very happy with the figures, especially after getting over the shock of how small they were... i am used to 20mm and 28mm figures.
The paint i was going to use to paint them has dried up, so i will have to buy some more paint before getting stuck into them, which i am keen to do.