From the shed: Vietnam Navy SEALs.

I’ve added a few bits to my Vietnam collection- specifically some sneaky special ops types with these Navy SEALs from SHQ only 2 packs are available but you get a good mix of weaponry. I goot two of each but painted the second pack with blue trousers to represent the denims they wore. /in hindsight I should have shaved off the thigh pockets on those figures but nevermind that now.

To give them some mobility I got the a LSSC (Light SEAL Support Craft) from Hobby Den. Introduced in 1968 it could covertly a SEAL team whilst offerring a bit of fire support too. I added a couple of small arms from Sgts Mess to an interest to the interior.

Vietnam saw the birth of the Navy SEALs coming as the did out of the Underwater Demolition Teams, I’m sure I can come up with some sneaky demolition and ambush style games for these new additions to my collection. The Black Ops ruleset should work really well. Just have to wait until I can get a game with them now.

Cheers,

Pete.

26 comments on “From the shed: Vietnam Navy SEALs.

  1. Jeff Groves says:

    Those look great, Pete! I’d bet the small elite formations are tough to get right from the rules perspective.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Jeff. Yeah they can be- the trick is to pick the right scenario- in a stand up fight they can and should easily defeat an equal number of lesser quality troops but they are vulnerable to being overrun by a large quantity of the same. Finding the right balance in the game should mean that the Special Ops player wins but only just, that way the tension is kept high like in a good film. For that reason they are best played with unmpire controlled opposition as in this case being the poor ambushed VC might not be much fun as not only is it a bit one sided they lack much choice in the in game decisions.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  2. These look great, Pete! πŸ™‚ I do like that LSSC!

  3. Looking good Pete! Never knew that about denims, you don’t think of special forces going to war in jeans πŸ˜‚ nice to see some love for Sgts Mess, their stuff has been invaluable in our projects

  4. rupert says:

    Hi Pete, looking good – I do like how the stone slabs in your garden, they look like a fantastic detailed gaming mat !. I been playing about with Fire Fight 1982 (?) Bruce rea -Taylor rules. They work well for almost rpg levels of combat – I think each β€˜turn’ is 30 seconds or something. Worked really well with multiple players and a umpired enemy in the past (Use a lot of THW npc rules for support) I ve been trialing for my Borneo 4 man SAS patrols while waiting for real opponants to be allowed to visit -(Dont think the micro management Fire Fight offers works over zooom. Stay safe, Rupe

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Hello Rupe- great to hear from you. I’d love to get the texture and colours the stone slab has printed as a mat- when it is slighhtly damp it looks fantastic. Hope you are well. I’ve got a copy of Firefight but have never played it. How big a force did you give every player to command? Just 4 figures? How have you got along with socially distanced gaming?

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  5. Marvin says:

    Looking great. You’re metal work as usual is looking top notch!

  6. patmcf says:

    Like John said its a great little craft!!

  7. Nice Pete. Navy Seals are bad arse. Almost as cool as the SAS haha πŸ˜‰

  8. ignitedmoth says:

    Nice work! πŸ˜€
    Also, I did not know that Vietnam was when the Navy SEALs got their start, so thanks for teaching me something new! πŸ™‚

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