Saturday, 21 May 2011

Charlie Won't Surf in 15mm :O(

I've rummaged through the 15mm Vietnam box and there's really no way that I can do Charlie Don't Surf with what I've already got. I guess I have enough US, ARVN and NVA/VC figures to kit out a platoon each at 1:1 with a few extras for support and heavy weapons teams. It's a great starting point for The Men of Company B or From the Delta to the DMZ but way short of what I'd need for a company sized game using CDS.


I have, however, invested in a hard copy of the rules to read at my leisure, thanks to the recent Too Fat Lardies special offer. It's a really well designed and presented set of rules and I'm really keen not to have tp give up on the idea. Instead, I'm going to re-think my CWC 12mm ARVN project that is now well and truly stalled, in part due to a lack of motivation but mainly due to an unfortunate lack of opponent.

In 12mm, I can afford to set up full company sized forces of ARVN, US Marines and NVA, using the figures I already have with extra packs drafted in to make up the numbers. I'll have to re-base the infantry on individual bases, which will make them a bit fiddly but is feasible, along with some of the vehicles. I'm thinking of using small washers or perhaps those tiny 1 Euro cent coins that you sometimes find in your change on holiday. I'll get the Mother in Law to collect them for me too!

I think this is definately the way ahead for Charlie Don't Surf and has the bonus of fitting in with my existing projects for Indochina in 10mm. I can re-use the terrain and make good use of my existing half completed ARVN, whilst saving myself a lot of time and money in the process. The infantry will need some heavy re-inforcements but the armour and air support are sorted. I'm going to make this one of the things to do on activity week in July, so that I actually shift it this year. Watch this space.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Bag The Hun (363) AK47 (330) Books (289) Back of Beyond (197) Bolt Action (153) Old West (118) Coastal Warfare (114) Bag The MiG (107) Chain of Command (106) Pirates (106) Wings at War (101) MiG Alley (94) VBCW (86) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (79) Target Locked On (77) Fistful of Lead (68) What a Tanker (68) Shows (67) BKC (65) Darkest Africa (65) Ironclads (60) Rapid Fire (58) Indo China / Vietnam (56) Victory at Sea (52) Saga (51) Saurian Safari (50) Boardgames (49) Knights of the Sky (45) Britain's Small Wars (42) Gladiators (41) Flashpoint Baltic (40) Flashpoint Taiwan (38) IABSM (36) Pre-Dreadnoughts (35) Journals (34) Post Apocalypse (30) Iron Cow (29) Atlantic Wall (28) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) France's Small Wars (23) Samurai (23) Air War C21 (22) Lion Rampant (22) Mexican Revolution (21) Fortifications (20) 28mm English Civil War (19) Cold War (19) Achtung Kommando! (18) PITS (18) Napoleonic Naval (15) Naval Thunder (15) Aircraft (14) Rate of Fire (14) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Aliens (12) Desert Spitfires (12) Flashpoint PVO (12) Imaginations (12) Iron Cross (12) Aeronef (11) Imperial Commander (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) ACW (10) CY6 Jet Age (10) Flashpoint Alto Cenepa (10) Gaslands (10) 633 Squadron (9) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Cry Havoc (7) French Indian Wars (7) Zulus! (7) Frostgrave (6) Scramble for Britain (6) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Five Men at Kursk (4) French Resistance (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) The Men Who Would Be Kings (4) Duel of Aces (3) Galactic Heroes (3) HOTT (3) Strontium Dog (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) HYW (2) Iron Stars (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Sharp Practice (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Battlegroup (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Hind Commander (1) Missile Threat (1) Naval Command (1) Sturmovik Commander (1)