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A full Vietnam War miniatures wargame of the entire war in Vietnam from 1965 to 1975 that can be finished in a few weekends or less!
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Production Update #2

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       Okay, we have a few more sculpts to show off here, with more on the way. I was endeavoring to get these up yesterday, but tax season demanded all my free time for the last few days. In the meantime, the Event Card deck, the WW3 map, and the Vietnam map itself are actively being worked on as we speak. I hope to have some samples to show for Production Update #3, but for now you can see some of the neat new game pieces that have been created since Production Update #1:

F5
F5
M110
M110
B-26
B-26
Khmer Rouge
Khmer Rouge

      Note that the props on the B-26 may create a production issue, and we may have to remove them (hopefully not; I have to talk to the manufacturer about that), but still you can see how it will look otherwise.

       Next I am told that we'll see the F-8 Crusader, the Chinese freighter, the new Viet Cong infantry pose (with an RPG), and the Soviet infantry (for the WW3 game).

Eric :-)

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    1. Eric Harvey Creator on

      Barry,

      Incidentally, for the record, the designer tells me that the short barrel length is actually correct, as it is the short barrel version of the M110. Of course, how appropriate this is at this game's scale is debatable, of course, but it works for the purpose of keeping the game piece from having an excessively long gun, you know.

      But anyway, yes, thank you, I am thrilled about the extra pieces. I'll have more to show off tomorrow, I think! :-)

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      Barry Kendall
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      The reasoning for the short M 110 barrel makes sense. I was also a bit concerned about the length of the Soviet-made 122mm gun, not so much from a "bendy/breaky" perspective as from wondering whether the thing might "tip forward" from imbalance.

      I'm sure you'll work it all out. Still gobsmacked by even more additional minis beyond the "top ten" from the survey. Delightful surprises!

    3. Eric Harvey Creator on

      Thanks, Steve. I am jazzed about all the enthusiasm like yours. We have a ways to go, but things are in progress. I hope to see the cards and maps ready to show off by the end of this month, and hopefully the remaining extra bonus game pieces!

    4. Steven Molen
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      I was so hoping this would fund, I went all in. Loving the updates. These pieces look great and if they come out like this as minis, it will be the jewel of my "Dudes on a Map" collection :)

    5. Eric Harvey Creator on

      That's a really good point about the props and landing gear. I'll make a note of that. I thought the propellers would have to probably go anyway.

      Yes, the M110's barrel is purposefully shorter, a design decision I agree with to avoid the problems associated with a long pole sticking out of these otherwise stubby game pieces. The actual barrel of an M110 is really long, so anything we do to cut it down won't look historically accurate, but it's possible that we can get away with a little longer.

    6. C_Strabala on

      I also agree with Barry Kendall to eliminate the propellers from the aircraft. It is one less thing that can break on these minis....

      Otherwise, I'm loving what I am seeing up to this point!

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      Barry Kendall
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      Barrel on the M-110 appears to be too short. The "recoil spade" would look better lowered (firing position).

      Otherwise, they look good.

      However, one recommendation: Do away with the propellers entirely on prop-driven aircraft. Avoids fiddly breakable stuff and makes the plane look like it's in-flight.

      For that matter, eliminate landing gear, too. Put all the planes in "flying mode."

      For helicopters, though, they won't look right without their blades . . .

      Surprises here--I hadn't expected to see more than the "top 10" from the earlier survey. Nice surprises!