Nope that is not the wargamers call to lunch! But an indication of my latest Vietnam figures. And being Vietnam conflict and the word "Pig" is actually nothing to do with the M60 light machinegun! Yes that was called a Pig but these are 2 Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs! They were a gift from Andy Grub of Britannia and Grubby tanks (Link) when I sent of a very small order for some extras for my Vietnam collection. Which I have to say is very nice of him especially as I meant to order some yet forgot to ! So I was delighted to include them and being a very easy paint job I painted them straight away. They were an easy paint I cannot deny otherwise. Just a very dark grey and a black ink wash. Given the Viet Minh will not be set up on the table but revealed when discovered. These will allow me to tell players that the undergrowth is moving or that they hear a noise. Then when they "Recon By Fire" they will not know if they are shooting at people or animals. "Oh what a shame that you have killed the village elders favourite Pig, Minus 10 Victory Points to the American Team as the village is encouraged to assist the Viet Minh!" Probably not exactly what I'll say, but you get the idea! And so will they after the event!
Here is the small shiny order, which is mostly helicopter crews and local Viet Minh heavy weapons. Ordered tea time on day 1 and arrived on day 3 so all in all a very successful order which tells you everything was already in stock. So continued excellent service from Andy Grub. All 20mm figures just to round out the collection and crew helicopters!
Right that's it for today. I hope to post again on Sunday and probably back to VBCW as I paint some more 28mm figures for Matt.