Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Vietnam in 15mm
I've had plans to do Vietnam before, using the Men of Company B or From the Delta to the DMZ, both of which use mulitple figure bases. As a result, I've stockpiled a load of ARVN, US and VC/NVA figures over the last few years. When Charlie Don't Surf came out a couple of years ago, I couldn't make up my mind about the basing options, so shelved the project while other things were tackled.
Now, with the forthcoming Ambush Valley Vietnam supplement for Force on Force on the way, I can go down the single figure basing route without limiting myself to one set of rules (thanks for the heads up Steve). I'll need a shedload of figures painted up for Charlie Don't Surf, as it's a company level set of rules, but I can start with a couple of platoons and still get some games in using Force on Force.
I'll also be able to continue with the Indochina option, re-using the terrain I'll need to scratchbuild for both the 1950's and the 1960's conflict. In fact, I'll be killing four birds with one stone, as I can also re-use some of the terrain for AK47. Very efficient and a great time saver when it comes to getting Vietnam in 15mm off the ground. I'm thinking of making this my Summer project to be tackled in the activity week in July.