Played Ambush Valley in 28mm again ,another fast and furious game ,this time John took the VC and I had the yanks and amazing I won , captured the bunker complex but at acost of 1 Dead and 11 wounded .The first of the US troops move onto the tableThe trap is sprung they come under firethe media vac appears and promptly goes away as it takes fire
We went back to an old favourite for this weeks game ,Force on Force by Ambush Alley Games and we really enjoyed it ,we used the Ambush Valley supplement and 28mm figures .American Airbourne against NVA a great game with the NVA almost wiping out the yanks .The NVA from the NVA sideThe Americans advanceThe Vietnamese go into ambush modeU.S casualties mounta medi-vac chopper comes under fire and moves awayThe NVA charge into the LZhand to hand the few ramaining Americans try to fall backmore H to H more U.S casualtiesITs all over the LZ is overun
Late in 1969 I turned 21 in Vietnam. The majority of us where basically still teenagers up to early 20's. We either got drafted or joined the military. Today I look around in my twilight years to see a generation the has no clues about the real world. A lot of my buddies has passed on. Other like us are suffering the effects of Agent Orange. Some also from nuclear weapons exposure. To a the reader of blog. We are your brothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandfathers. We give the best years of our life to keep America save. We the Vietnam veteran never got a home coming. Just spit on by the anti war crowd. All our home coming where one by one to Detroit, L.A,. Cleveland, Buffalo and Great falls Montana. Our who never serviced us looked at us as we where a little strange or odd. Some of us never talked about Vietnam. Other joined veteran groups. Some of us started the Vietnam veterans gr
Late in 1969 I turned 21 in Vietnam. The majority of us where basically still teenagers up to early 20's. We either got drafted or joined the military. Today I look around in my twilight years to see a generation the has no clues about the real world. A lot of my buddies has passed on. Other like us are suffering the effects of Agent Orange. Some also from nuclear weapons exposure. To a the reader of blog. We are your brothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandfathers. We give the best years of our life to keep America save. We the Vietnam veteran never got a home coming. Just spit on by the anti war crowd. All our home coming where one by one to Detroit, L.A,. Cleveland, Buffalo and Great falls Montana. Our friends who never serviced us looked at us as we where a little strange or odd. Some of us never talked about Vietnam. Other joined veteran groups. Some of us started the Vietnam vet
I claim no right to these picture. The picture are posted for educational purposes. Plus to remember the men in these picture who serviced and died in Vietnam 50yrs ago.Fighting in Hue
Where I spent youth 50 years ago. Not my photos. These are off a face book page. The purpose is to honor my follow Vietnam veterans. Most of us where 19 to 21 yrs old. I miss the Apollo mission and Tigers winning the World Series. Had some the best time of my life. Also some of the most terrifying one too.
As mentioned in a previous post, I have some nicely sculpted Eureka North Koreans that I plan to use as advisors in Indochina.... Các cố vấn - Unknown to all but a few, a group of North Korean advisors were sent to support the Communist effort in Indochina. Being in an advisory capacity it was important that they were not discovered by French forces as this might widen both the Indochina and
Here is a series of photos taking from 1967-1970. Now you don't have to guess on what it was like. Let's honor these men for their service. The goal preserve the history of that time period. The photo came from Rich Carrick facebook.c/o 'Kestler', 70th Engineers, undatedphoto c/o 'Hall', 70th Engineers, undated but probably 1967/68c/o Rich Russo, B Troop 2/1 Cav., undated Larry Hammond, 7th Engineers, 1970/71Hide or report thisphoto c/o Alfonso 'Poncho' Varela, 7th Engineersphoto c/o John R. McLaughlin Jr., C Troop 2/1 Cav., undated c/o 'Wissmiller', 70th Engineers, undated c/o 'Harrison', 70th Engineers, undatedphoto c/o 'Hall', 70th Engineers, undatedc/o Larry Hammond, 7th Engineers, 1970/71 c/o John Moorhouse, A Troop 2/1 Cav., undated c/o 'Hatch', 70th Engineers, undatedphoto c/o 'Hall', 70th Engineers, photo dated 20 Nov 1967 c/o 'Hatch', 70th Engineers, undatedphoto c/o 'Hall', 70th Engineers, undated but probably 1967/68photo c/o 'Hall', 70th Engineers, photo dated 20 Nov
Israeli S-199s and Egyptian Spitfires dance over Israel. Just a short post about the annual Check Your 6! game day event held each year in Dayton, Ohio. I was able to attend the entire day, including hosting a 1948 Arab-Israeli War game and playing in a no-plot game, and watching a Vietnam game during the evening session. There were plenty of historical eras covered, from the Great War
Another small project ready to go! Here are a couple of pictures of some Raiden aircraft, purchased from I-94,and painted by Kevin Hammond at Miscellaneous Miniatures, I'll be using for some future games. I have enough for a few scenarios from the Crusaders Over 'Nam booklet. I've only played one Check Your 6! game using missiles, so I will need some practice in using missiles.
During the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese propaganda derided the collective Free World Military Forces (including US, Australian, New Zealand, Phillipines, South Korea and Thailand) as "Mercenaries" in the pay of the "illegitimate cronies" of the Republic of South Vietnam. In this vein, I have used this bonus round in homage to one of my favourite screen characters: Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore - callsign "Big Duke 6" - Commander of 1st/9th Air Cavalry, in Francis Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Kilgore is fantastically portrayed by Robert Duvall and delivers some of the most memorable parts of the movie including: distributing Death Cards, the 'Charlie Don't Surf!' beach BBQ scene, the Helicopter Assault playing Ride of the Valkyries and the iconic 'I love the smell of Napalm in the morning' monologue. I have endeavoured to faithfully reproduce Kilgore's uniform from the film, though trying to get his flat jungle greens looking a bit more exciting was a challenge. "You either surf, or you f
Strange Encounter by Roy Grinnell After some great communication with Kevin Hammond of Miscellaneous Miniatures, I have shipped to him my Raiden aircraft for both the Vietnam and 1948 Arab-Israeli projects, both are for Check Your 6! The Vietnam project is based on the Crusaders Over 'Nam scenario book, and the 1948 planes are from the Wargames Illustrated 310 article "War of Catastrophe and
I pulled out the Check Your 6! Jet Age rules last night to go over how missiles work in the rules (I have pretty much only gamed non-missile actions thus far), and forgot that there was another Vietnam scenario in the rules featuring Crusaders. Actually, it is a different version of a scenario that appears in Crusaders Over 'Nam, but different enough that I consider it the twelfth scenario
I usually have a range of choices for Living History events that I can go to each year. I never make it to all of them and as I drag my family along with me we try to vary which events we attend from one year to the next. This year I have missed all the usual events over the summer (including the War and Peace Revival show) so this weekend we decided that come-what-may we would go to the Odyssey show. Its been a couple of years since I last attended Odyssey and I'm glad we made the effort. The show is a multi-period event with groups depicting everything from ancient Greeks, medieval knights, English and American Civil Wars, WWI and WWII and even some later conflicts such as Vietnam. As always I went a little snap-happy with the camera but here is a small selection that you may find interesting.A row of American Half TracksA Vietnam era HueyA display showing of the work of RE Bomb Disposal in WWIIThe 1942 Steyr Staff Car of General Hans-Jurgen van Arnim, captured by the British when the Germans trapped in Tun
I am very please to have been invited back onto The Veteran Wargamer Podcast. In Episode 43, host Jay Arnold and I chat all about miniature wargaming and the Vietnam war. I’ve been interested in gaming in Vietnam for a number of years – rat...