Wednesday, 23 January 2019

New Range Coming Soon! Vietnam 1968: The Battle of Huế

We can contain our excitement no longer as 2019 will see Gringo40's first venture into the modern era with our 28mm Vietnam 1968 "The Battle of Huế" range. SEMPER FI!

The models are already in production and will be released the 2nd quarter of 2019. Employing both traditional sculpting, by some of the industry's best miniature sculptors, and the latest 3D design technology we will be bringing gamers some of the very finest period correct figurines and armour.

The first in our new and exclusive 1968: Battle of Huế range will be the US Marines complete with some highly detailed support weapons and armour.

El Hefe thought that you would like to see some pics of the very first model: The Marine Mule with 105 mm Recoiless Rifle.

Designed as a lightweight cross-country mover and driver in the 1950's to replace the famous Willys Jeep and the Dodge 3/4 ton truck the MULE became synonymous with the US Marine Corps especially when used as a weapon platform for the 105 mm Recoiless Rifle. 

While the 105 mm Recoiless Rifle was designed for an anti tank role there proved to be few if any suitable targets for the weapon's anti tank rounds M334 HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank) and the M346 HEP-T (High Explosive Plastic - Tracer). However for the conflict in Vietnam an anti personnel round (APERS known as the Beehive) was developed. This round contained 6000 steel flechettes to take out mass infantry and basically turned the 105 mm into the worlds largest shotgun! 

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