Continuing on my descent into Vietnam wargaming madness, I picked up some more minis from Flashpoint Miniatures 15mm range, the pack is called "ANZAC Task Force." I have nothing against our Australian and New Zealand allies, but they're just not something I'm interested in wargaming, at least right now. But I what I am interested in doing is some Vietnam special forces-type gaming, and so I wanted troops in bush hats, with light weapons, that could serve a multitude of roles, such as LRRPs, Rangers, Green Berets, SEALs, Marine Recon, MACV-SOG, covert Agency-types, Nungs, and Mike Force guys. So, looking at Jimmi's web catalog, I spotted these guys and they looked right up my alley.
The troops are well proportioned, weapons look good, and there's an astounding number of different poses. I will also report there is some real size variation between figures; this may be a turnoff to some, but I don't mind as 1) real life troops aren't all the same size, and 2) it will help when I want to have US troops (I'll use the big'uns) and indigenous troops in the same unit (I'll use the smaller ones).
There's one guy who is a bit miscast, hand raised but missing, guess he got caught with a booby trap. Aside from that there were no issues, no real flash, lines are very clean and pronounced, making them very easy to paint up. I'm very happy to have these in my collection, they're perfect for some games I want to do, and I can't wait to get them on the table. Let's get to the poses.
Well, that's the new troops, whaddaya think? I really like them and can't wait to play some games with them, but I'm not sure where I'll squeeze them in with all the other projects I have going on right now. Not to mention I've got more troops I've finished and need to show you. I'll be posting them in the next few days.