Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

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Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby Frizzenspark » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:52 pm

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Flames of War - Tour Of Duty

Flames of War is expanding their Vietnam War series with the following book beyond their Tropic Lightning booklet..... it will sell for $30.00(US)

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The Vietnam War (or the American War to the Vietnamese) defined a generation, whether it was through service in Vietnam or opposition to the war. The war in Vietnam, fought nearly half a century ago, remains one of the longest and bloodiest wars since the Second World War. Despite its popular depiction as a guerrilla war of endless patrols and small ambushes, both sides were constantly looking for decisive victories in large-scale battles.

The Free World had all of the advantages of mobility and firepower. Whole battalions flew into battle in helicopters, while the air cavalry rarely even set foot on the ground. Armoured cavalry and mechanised infantry used their M113 ‘tracks’ both for mobility and heavy firepower. Of course, the majority of soldiers were still ‘grunts’ fighting on foot, but even they could call in massive firepower at will.

The Nationalists had the advantages of the home team. They fought as guerrillas, appearing as if from nowhere to ambush the Free World forces hunting them and used local knowledge to outwit their foes. Later, as the war progressed, they switched to conventional tactics using armoured forces in open battle.

This book allows you to recreate these battles on the tabletop using the popular Flames Of War rules.

Inside You Will Find:

■ A history of the Vietnam War from the escalation as US and other Free World forces arrived in 1965 to the ‘Vietnamisation’ of the war in 1971.

■ History of the Battle of Ia Drang, the fighting in the Iron Triangle, the Battle of Fire Base Coral, and Operation Lam Son 719.

The option to field Free World forces:

■ US Airmobile, Mechanised, and Rifle Companies, Air and Armored Cavalry Troops, and Tank Companies.

■ Australian Tank and Cavalry Squadrons, and Australian and NZ Rifle Companies.
■ ARVN Combat Car and Armoured Cavalry Squadrons, and Rifle Companies.

■ History of the North Vietnamese regular, main force, and local force units, special tasks (sapper) units, and armoured forces.

■ The option to field Nationalist Infantry and Armoured Battalions, supported by local forces, sappers, and disguised resistance fighters.

■ Inspirational colour photos.

http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=3774
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Re: Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby josta59 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:21 pm

I'm confused. This doesn't look like WWII.

Kidding...I'm very happy to see some post-1940s wargaming interest here! Cobra helicopters, holy cow!
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Re: Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby KG_Panzerschreck » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:57 am

Looks sweet.
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Re: Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby Frizzenspark » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:06 pm

The FoW minis are very pricey..... but using GHQ 1/285th scale miniatures might make it practical.
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http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/ghq-military-models.html

Litko Aerosystems Produces some excellent sub-scale devices......

The GHQ reduced scale templates are compatible with the *Flames of War® rules. These templates are reduced by 2/3rds, and are perfect for 6mm to 10mm sized minitures, and are designed specifially for your 1/285 scale Micro Armor® WWII miniatures collection.

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http://www.litko.net/products/GHQ-2%7B47%7D3rds-Scale-Artillery-Template-%28Fluorescent-Orange%29.html
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Re: Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby Whiterook » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:41 pm

Wow....I had no idea this was even on the horizon! How much are the miniatures, compared to their WWII counterparts....about similar?
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Re: Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:45 pm

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$23.00 for a single Helicopter.

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$70.00 for a platoon of Vietnamese K-2 (T-54) tanks
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$58.00 for a platoon of Vietnamese K-3 (PT-76) tanks

Other Items will be available/re-released....

An airlanding of Hueys will break the bank....

Micro armour four helicopters for less than the price of one.... Tanks for even less....

Vietnam War US Air Cavalry Team
GHQ Stock # VN150
$39.95
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Unpainted 1/285th Scale Micro Armour®
6 x UH 1 Huey "Slicks"
1 x OH 58 A Kiowa
60 x Individual Infantry & Heavy Weapons
http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/vn150.html
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Re: Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby Whiterook » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:55 pm

Man, that FoW stuff is insanely high for my tastes. Though, I'm sure the quality that their known for would make it worth it for those that want to specifically game that era.
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Re: Flames of War - Tour Of Duty (Vietnam)

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:56 pm

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Tropic Lightning was the first booklet produced by Battlefront... it's a pretty good supplement to FoW .... It has minimum support on the Battlefront website with the impending release of the new book. Tropic Lightning is still available from Neal at the Warstore for $7.20(US)
http://www.thewarstore.com/product68830.html
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