Most people who have been following this blog and my podcast will know that one of my favourite periods is Vietnam.
Up until now I’ve concentrated on Squad/Platoon level actions in 28mm, but this may be about to change.
Too Fat Lardies are just about to release Charlie Don’t Surf, a rule set that has been in the offering for what seems to have been an age .
This is planned to be a company level game, which may cause an issue as it’s too big/expensive to add to my existing 28mm forces to get a company on each side.
However, I have an alternative, and that is to go micro-scale – especially if the game has the basic units of a single vehicle or infantry squad.
Oddzials Osmy (available from Fighting 15s in the UK) have recently updated their modern range to include both US Army and VC/NVA from the Vietnam era. Using these figures means that you could fight a company sized action on a maximum of a 4 foot square table, and at a fraction of the cost it would be to play the game in 15mm or 20mm.
1/600 scale certainly isn’t for everyone, but I’m been converted since I painted my Cold War British, so this is definitely an option to do this scale of game in a smaller figure scale. It may mean tweaking the ranges (cms instead of inches?) but it’s an avenue I’m looking forward to investigating.