First up, Flashpoint Miniatures are getting close to releasing their new Vietnam rules which is great news. I know Jimmi there has been working hard on them and having had some long chats with him about what he wanted to do with them, I'm excited!
Secondly, Battlefront is expanding their Vietnam range later this year with some lovely Brown Water Navy goodness. Love 'em or hate 'em, their figs are nice and spur new www eye candy! See the news release below
This will also be reinforced with me starting a University elective on the Vietnam War shortly, everything from the French facing off against the Viet Minh to the Chinese expedition in early 1979 - excellent! I'm looking forward to delving back into my Nam gaming collection when I eventually get home! Thanks to Steve from Sound Officer's Call for rekindling my interest with his eye candy!
From the Battlefront Website (http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=4814)
|Brown Water Navy|
|April sees us return to the jungle as we visit the Mekong Delta with the new Brown Water Navy book. This book cover the river fighting in the delta’s and allows you to fight a completely new style of Vietnam game. With a complete range of riverine boats to choose, from the little PBR’s to the big CCB Monitors these boats give your US forces the ability to assault the river banks and carve their way into the jungle. Never one to make it easy for the US the VC have a few tricks up their sleeves making this environment a truly unique gaming theatre.|
|You will be seeing a complete range of models and terrain as well as delta river mats (2’x4’ ) that come in a set that can be swapped around to give you a variety of a full 6’x4’ delta system.|