Friday, 14 August 2015

"Here Piggy Piggy!"

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!



And finally a pic of a real pig so you can see I got the markings right!

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.

18 comments:

  1. Mhaw,ha,ha! Loving the devious GM-ing scheme ]:-)
    The Grunts have killed the grunters

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    1. Cheers Roy. I also have water buffalo to be painted later (probably next week) for the same purpose. I know some US players will kill the livestock deliberately just for fun and to say they can feed their troops. So that may get a morale bonus the following game! But the press won't like villagers getting upset!

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  2. It is little touches like adding these that really help bring a game to life. What a lovely gift!

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    1. Cheers Bryan. I agree it was a splendid gift. He also included a VC with an RPG but I already have a few of those so less special.

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    1. Thank you Lee. Well that is the players choice but there may or may not be consequences.

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    1. Thanks Adam, free figures well appreciated!

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  5. I thought you were getting all backwoods on us for a moment - lovely additions Clint.

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    1. Thank you Michael. Trust me if I could give up wargames and live as a hermit in the back woods I would be tempted most days!

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  6. HA awesome. Great looking bacon!

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  7. Those are some pig porkers there. They'll be a nice addition to the gaming table and fun if the US troops kill and eat them.

    Where I live people keep those pot bellied pigs inside their houses as pets. Some of the pet stores sell them as babies.

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    1. Thanks Anne. I have seen TV programmes about Micro pigs. But these are not such a size. I am aware that they could be kept as pets but it really is too built up where I live!

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    1. Thanks Irquan back to VBCW now.

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  9. Nice job Clint! Fine looking BBQ.

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    1. Thanks Bob, The village elders wishes clearly come second to your own!

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