Weapons and Field Gear of the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong

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Weapons and Field Gear of the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong by¬†Edward J. Emering is a book about field gear and inert weapons and ordnance, that have long been popular items with militaria collectors. The Vietnam War by its very nature offers an incredible range and variety of these items for the interested collector. The North Vietnamese and their puppet troops of the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong or VC) relied primarily on communist allies (Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba and various Eastern Bloc countries of the era) for their weapons and field gear. For this reason, Vietnam represents a microcosm of gear from all of this century’s wars, dating back to World War I,

It is a tome of knowledge for people who want to paint NVA and Viet Cong soldier miniatures like the ones offered by Empress miniatures or Gringo 40. It has a wealth of information and color pictures of equipment and uniforms as you can see here:

Very recommended for the miniature painter, sculptor and collector. You can get a copy here.

 

The completed Wildling Army

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Here is a picture of the completed Wildling army. I couldn’t post it earlier as I was away on our summer holiday. Now i am back home and in full swing hobby wise again.

Next will be something completely different. I will leave my GoT project for a wile and start something placed more in the distant future . Something about 39000 years distant in the future . Here is a small glimpse:

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New Book

Battlefields in Miniature

Making realistic and effective terrain for Wargames

by Paul Davies

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Like a good General a good warmer should have an eye for the ground. Just as nature plays an imported role in real battles it also does this on the tabletop.

When you spend a lot of time painting your miniatures you should also spend time on building good wargames terrain.

This book helps immensely to fulfill this task.

In the different Chapters everything you need to know about terrain building is explained.

The book starts with showing which different possibilities there are to create terrain like Terrain cloths, Terrain tiles, custom or sculpted terrain.

In the following chapters Davies explains how to build Rivers and Ponds Islands Cliffs and Hills, Trees, Walls, Fences and Screens, Hedges, Gates, Cultivated Fields, Roads, Bridges, Defense and  Buildings.

The book is well worth reading and helps building terrain.

It is useful for beginners and old hands alike.

Highly recommended

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sample page.