28 September 2007

New Gomi releases ATC

Gomi (manufacturers of the PACV model featured here previously) have revealed their latest release:


"We are pleased to announce the release of the nextmodel in our 15mm scale Vietnam Riverine Range - the TANGO BOAT or ATC. These converted LCM8 landing craftsaw extensive use in the Delta area of Vietnam.

The model measures around 7 inches long by 2 inch wide and 2 inches tall when assembled.

Further details can be found at http://uk.geocities.com/tj.parnell@btopenworld.com/GomiATC.html

Also note our new "coming soon" page with details of our Vietnam and WW1 ranges, both in 15mm scale at http://uk.geocities.com/tj.parnell@btopenworld.com/outsoon.html"


I was very pleased with my PACV from these guys and look forward to seeing what their Tango is like.

26 September 2007

Bunker article

The 11-Bravo site has posted a great article on how to make simple but effective NVA/VC Camouflaged Bunkers like these:


http://www.eleven-bravo.co.uk/wargaming/terrain/nva-bunker.php

EDIT - Sadly, the owner of the Eleven Bravo site has passed away and the site has been closed.  I'm leaving this post here in prosperity for all the fun I had there.  Thank you.

Flashpoint Miniatures new releases!

I got this email from Anton today:

"Gents It is with delight that I present you all with our first major communist release under the Flashpoint Reloaded brand. The North Vietnamese Army in all of its determined glory becomes available in early October. Boasting over forty individual sculpts this is only the first half of the anticipated launch for the North Vietnamese which covers the basis for any communist commander in vietnam...the NVA Rifle Company.


NVA Rifle Company HQ
NVA Rifle Platoon
NVA Mortar Section
NVA Anti-tank Section (RR)
NVA Anti-Air Section (DsHK HMG)
NVA Reconnaissance Section

For pictures of the NVA check out the following link... http://www.flashpointminiatures.com/index.html

The second launching for the NVA expected later 2007 will also expand to cover the follwing communist assets....
Anti-Air Grail sections
Anti-tank Sagger sections
NVA Sapper Raiding forces

Also whilst your checking out the new releases be sure to drop by the gallery and view the amazing paintwork of Lea Boultwood (Warpainter) who has done a superb job of the new US Army range.

The NVA are currently en route to Lea so expect some darn nice piccies of them in the not too distant future.

With Karl Cederman (formerly Battlefront miniatures) now an active operative in Flashpoints ranks we are making serious in roads into our long awaited range of vehicles, check out the first pics of the upcoming M113 in the new "Warfactory" section of the main page. We are sure that you will like this little puppy which is due out in the next month or so...

With the M113 we will be releasing the following variants...
M113 field ambulance- with stretcher bearers :)
M113 Battle taxi
M113 ACAV

Also on Karls workbench is the new M48 Patton and the UH-1D Huey Slick!!! Stay tuned as photos will be placed for all to view as soon as I have them in my hands...

On a final note the Flashpoint Reloaded Vietnam rulebook is nearing final completion. Ken Cole (Tail End Charlie) has been working feverishly putting this all together in what will become the Vietnam defining wargame.

We expect that FPR-V will be released in late 2007/early 2008, between now and then the new ANZACs (Australian Task Force) will be released, the Main Force and Local force VC and another huge addition to the US Marine Corps.Stay tuned as developments unravell.....
Enjoy!!!
Anton Flashpoint"

20 September 2007

Painting Guides

The Assault Group (TAG) has posted some great painting guides for Vietnam war figs

the US guide is here: http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/articles/paint_usvietnam.php
the VC guide is here: http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/articles/paint_vc.php

And you can the result of these painting guides in the very nice minaitures gallery here:
http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/gallery/UpCountry/

18 September 2007

Talk like a Pirate Day

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Ahoy Mateys,

Avast me hearties... Ye best be rememberin that 19 September is thee annual Talk Like a Pirate Day! So's wherever ye are--at port, or out ta sea, or in the dungeon, don't ferget ta use yer best pirate voice at all times, or ye may end up tied to the yard arm, or in Davie Jone's locker at the bottum of da briney sea.

Aaarrrrr...ye scurvy dogs, ye best folla da Pirates code, or suffer yer fate.

Avast scum!!! Here be the link to the Talk Like a Pirate Web Site:

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

Aaargh...Remember, those that go there during ye work time will have to waaaalk the plaaaank!!!

Yo ho ho...

P.S.
Da wench below be fer all ye lecherus uns! Aaargh! Needs a meal, that wun does...