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! 

Monday 7 January 2019

Spahi Cavalry Spotted. 1885 Tonkin 28mm Range.

El Hefe hopes that you all had a wonderful Christmas and a most splendid New Years.

He has asked that I whet your appetites with pictures of the "Greens" of the very first releases due in 2019 currently being cast in our high quality white metal. 

The French from our Tonkin 1885 range are about to receive Cavalry support in their campaign against the dastardly Black Flag Army in the shape of some very well detailed and animated Spahi's (French Auxiliary Light Cavalry). 

Useable as Algerian or Senegal troops these cavalrymen are synonymous with French Colonial warfare. They can be used not only for the Tonkin (Sino French War) period but also for those of you gaming the French Conquest of Algeria, The Franco Prussian War, or in games recreating the occupation of Syria and Morocco.