History is Fun

Friday, March 26, 2021

USMC Squad for Vietnam


 Hi again,

I have now finished up the basing for the squad of Marines that I plan to use for skirmish wargaming of the Vietnam war. I am still waiting for a package to show up from the UK with the other miniatures I have ordered but things have become very slow after Brexit and now I am having to wait up to a month for things to arrive whereas before it was one, maybe two weeks delivery time. Hopefully, this will improve.


So, I have picked up a set of Skirmish Wargaming rules to use for different skirmish games and I hope this one will cover my wants and needs for the Vietnam and other historical periods. The title is One-Hour Skirmish Wargames by John Lamshead. I plan to try these out soon with some French and Indian War miniatures I have ready to go before seeing how they work in other historical periods.



Have a good weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Painting update, some things are done and some will be done soon!

 Hi again,

Well my hobby ADHD has hit again but I did finish something that I had started before and those are 6 wood barrels for scenery or as an objective location etc... They are resin and they came out pretty good so here are two pictures of the barrels.

So once these barrels were done I started down the Vietnam War rabbit hole and I have just about finished a squad of USMC miniatures from Gringo 40 that I had purchased a year or so ago. I have painted them and I am just about to do the work on the basses and then they will be finished. I am waiting for a delivery of some more Gringo 40 VC and NVA miniatures to arrive so I can get some targets for the Marines to shoot at. 


I am also looking around for a set of rules that will allow for a fun short game but with enough detail to satisfy my need for detail, especially with weapons I have been trained on and used during my time in the US Army. 


Enjoy the pictures.

More to come soon... I hope :-)