Vietnam

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 2nd, 2016
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Not sure why, but this week’s been a time enigma. I woke up this morning going, “wow, already Wednesday!” But since I’ve been here at the office, it’s been the exact opposite. “How is it only 10am? I feel like I’ve been here forever!” What might help is...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 23rd, 2016
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Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I mig...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 5th, 2015
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One of the things that made Vietnam such a difficult conflict was that just about anyone could be working for either side. Unlike previous wars, there was no real set “front.” It wasn’t so much that you could easily point at a spot on the map and go, “the enemy’s here, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 18th, 2015
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Battlefront helps protect your soldiers from overhead attack with the release of their Local Forces Anti-Air Company for Flames of War Vietnam. Used to great effect against enemy helicopters, these Type 54 12.7mm anti-aircraft guns would be placed in a triangle, and when the enemy would be near the c...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 9th, 2015
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Battlefront might be busy dealing with Dust Studios right now, but they’ve not forgotten about the game that got them to where they are: Flames of War. They’ve posted up a look at what they have coming up for the game. Expect to head to Germany’s borders and then further on to Berli...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 11th, 2014
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Mad Robot Miniatures released their new Damanian Jungle Fighters squad over in their webshop. Source From the release: Happy to announce the release of the DaNamian Jungle Fighters. Big thank you to Lt. Walke for the inspiration and concept. The resin, fully modular kit is available for sale in their...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 4th, 2014
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Hallowed Ground Terrain has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new set of 15mm terrain themed around the Vietnam War. They’ve also got a set of rules they’re working on called Free Fire Zone, which is also part of the campaign. Source From the campaign: Hallowed Ground Terrain is proud...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 7th, 2014
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Battlefront is having a big sale on their Tour of Duty minis over in their webshop. Source From the announcement: As many of you may know, the end of March marks the end of the fiscal year for many companies. Here at Battlefront, our taskmaster of an accountant has given us a mandate: Make my [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 3rd, 2014
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ToeHub has a whole new set of Tables of Order and Equipment for this brand new year. Source From the announcement: New historical TOEs (tables of order and equipment) are now available from TOEHub via Wargame Vault. The new releases for January are: – US Army TOE 17-57G (SRC 17057G610), Armored...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 12th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring a new mini for Tour of Duty with a look at the A-1 Skyraider. Source From the article: In the early days of the US involvement in the Vietnam conflict, the Geneva Convention forbid the US military to use jet aircraft in a military role. Enter the Skyraider! The powerful aircr...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 11th, 2013
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Baker Company has posted up their August releases on their website including new ANZACs and a Victorian NW Frontier line. From the releases: Added to our web-store is a new range within our Victorian Wars category: The Afghan Northwest Frontier of the 1890s. It currently contains British Infantry wit...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 24th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring a new vehicle for Tour of Duty over on their website. This one’s the M42A1 Duster, though I’m not sure how well it would tidy up a room. Seems like it’d make a mess, rather than clean one up. From the website: M42A1 Duster (VUS161) includes one M41A1 Duster ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 23rd, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring another unit for Tour of Duty. This one’s the M551 Sheridan. From the website: M551 Sheridan (VUSBX06) includes three individually sculpted M551 Sheridan, five crew figures, one decal sheet & six rare earth magnets. The M551 Sheridan was developed as an amphibious ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 17th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring their Vietnamese Huts Battlefield in a Box set for Tour of Duty. From the feature: Vietnamese Huts (BB169) includes two pre-painted Vietnamese huts with seperate roofs....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 16th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring their Local Force Company for Tour of Duty over on their website. From the website: Local Force Company (VPABX10) includes one HQ Section with optional Type 58 LMG team & Type 31 60mm mortar, three Infantry Platoons each containing five Rifle teams, six Local Resistance ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 14th, 2013
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Battlefront has a feature article up looking at the M113 Passengers and Crew box set for Tour of Duty. From the article: M113 Passengers & Crew (VUS710) includes ten Seated Passenger figures, four Mortar Crew figures, four M60 Gunner figures & four Vehicle Commander figures. Extensively use...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 13th, 2013
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Battlefront is showing off the M577 Command Vehicle for Tour of Duty. From the website: M577 Command Vehicle (VUS200) includes one M577 Command Vehicle & one Vehicle Commander figure. The M577 is a derivative of the M113 series of Armoured Personnel Carriers; it is essentially a standard M113 bu...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 10th, 2013
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Battlefront has a new featured article up. This one’s for the M109 tank for Tour of Duty. From the website: M109 (155mm) (VUSBX08) includes three M109 (155mm) Self-propelled gun with M108 (105mm) option, four Vehicle commander figures, one M109 decal sheet & twelve rare earth magnets. The ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 9th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring the OH-6 Loach for Tour of Duty over on their website. From the website: OH-6 Loach (VUSBX04) includes two plastic OH-6 Loach sprues, two Door Gunner figures, two plastic Flight Stands, one OH-6 Decal sheet & eight Rare earth magnets. The OH-6 Cayuse was quickly nickname...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 7th, 2013
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Battlefront has another Aussie feature over on their website. This one’s for the Anzac Rifle Platoon. From the website: Rifle Platoon (ANZAC) (VAN702) includes two Command SLR teams, one Medic team, one Rifle Platoon with three Rifle Squads each with two SLR teams, two Small three-hole bases &#...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 2nd, 2013
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Battlefront posted up an article featuring their new Centurion (throw him to the floor!) Mark 5 tanks for Tour of Duty. From the article: Centurion Mark 5 (VANBX01) includes two Centurion Mk 5 tanks, two Tank Commander figures, four Rare earth magnets & one Centurion decal sheet. Of the many nic...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 25th, 2013
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Battlefront has a preview up of their upcoming Anzac forces for Tour of Duty. From the update: Normally we post spotlights for new products a week before they are released. We thought we should do a slightly early sneak peek for the Vietnam Anzac figures, since this Thursday happens to be Anzac Day. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 19th, 2013
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Battlefront features the M113 Platoon for Tour of Duty over on their website. From the website: M113 Platoon (VUSBX07) includes four M113 plastic sprues with options for M113, M113 ACAV, M125 (81mm), M106 (4.2in) & M132 Zippo, four M113 Commanders, four M113 Drivers, four Optional M125 / M106 cr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 18th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring another unit for Tour of Duty over on their website. This one’s the Machine Gun Platoon. From the website: Machine-gun Platoon (Airmobile) (VUS708) includes one Command M16 team, two Machine-gun Squads each with two M60 LMG teams, one Small three-hole base & four M...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 18th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring more artillery for Tour of Duty with a look at the US Mortar platoon. From the website: Mortar Platoon (Airmobile) (VUS705) includes one Command M16 Rifle team, two Mortar sections each with two M29 81mm mortars with crew, one Small three-hole base & four Medium four-hol...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 17th, 2013
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Battlefront has a preview up of their new plastic M1113 over on their website. From the preview: Extensively used in Vietnam, the M113 proved to be a solid workhorse capable of breaking through heavy jungle and transporting infantry through to enemy positions. The mechanised infantry were organised t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 16th, 2013
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Battlefront is bringing out the big guns in this feature with a look at the 155mm Field Artillery Battery for Tour of Duty. From the feature: 155mm Field Artillery Battery (VUSBX10) includes one Command M16 team, one Staff team, one Gun section with three M114A1 155mm howitzers with crew one Small th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 12th, 2013
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Battlefront has some heavy firepower featured today for Tour of Duty with the 105mm Field Artillery Battery. From the website: 105mm Field Artillery Battery (VUSBX09) includes one Command M16 team, one Staff team, one Gun section with three M101A1 105mm howitzers with crew one Small three-hole base, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 11th, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring their next Tour of Duty release over on their website. This one’s the Rifle Platoon (Airmobile). From the website: The airmobile company fields three rifle platoons under a captain, supported by a mortar section in the company headquarters; all transported and supplied ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 10th, 2013
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Battlefront gives us a look at one of their objective pieces for Tour of Duty with their Crashed Huey Objective. From the website: Crashed Huey Objective (VE107) includes one Resin Crashed Huey & one Plastic Huey rotor sprue. Shipping from 25 May 2013 The widespread use of the helicopter was the...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 4th, 2013
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Battlefront takes a look at another of the units for Tour of Duty with a feature on the M41A3 Walker Bulldog. From the website: M41A3 Walker Bulldog (VARBX01) includes three M41A3 Walker Bulldog Tanks, four Tank Commander figures & six Rare earth magnets. Each armoured regiment fielded a Chi ?oà...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 3rd, 2013
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Battlefront has another of their features for Tour of Duty up. This one’s for the ZSU-57-2 Anti-air company. From the website: ZSU-57-2 Anti-air Company (VPABX05) includes four ZSU-57-2 Anti-aircraft tanks, four PAVN head sprues & one PAVN tank decal sheet. The ZSU-57-2 was a Soviet built ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 2nd, 2013
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Battlefront is featuring more of their Tour of Duty game over on their website. This time it’s the BTR-50PK troop carrier company. From the website: BTR-50PK Company (VPABX04) includes five BTR-50PK Armoured Personnel Carriers, one Tank Commander sprue & one PAVN decal sheet. The three com...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 27th, 2013
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Battlefront knows that the US used more than just one type of mortar during the Vietnam conflict. Here’s their look at another type used during the fighting. From the website: The M30 4.2in (107mm) mortar first entered service with the United States Army in 1951 as a direct replacement for the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 25th, 2013
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Battlefront is showing off another unit for Tour of Duty. This one’s the US Mortar Platoon. From the website: Mortar Platoon (VUS715) includes one Command M16 Rifle team, two Mortar sections each with two M29 81mm mortars and crew, one Small three-hole base & four Medium four-hole bases. B...