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Flames of War  Wargames Illustrated

 

Weapons & Anti-tank Platoons (VAR706)

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includes two Command M16 Rifle teams, one Mortar Section with two M2 60mm mortars & crew, one Machine-gun Section with two M60 LMG teams, one Anti-tank Section with two M20 Super Bazooka teams, one Anti-tank Platoon with two Anti-tank Sections each with two M18 57mm recoilless teams, two Small three-hole bases, six Small two-hole bases & four Medium four-hole bases.

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The Vietnam War defined a generation, whether it was through service in Vietnam or opposition to the war. The war in Vietnam remains one the bloodiest wars since the Second World War.

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Weapons & Anti-tank Platoons (VAR706) The Army of the Republic of Vietnam retains the older style of organisation with its machine-guns, bazookas, and light mortars grouped into a company weapons platoon rather than being part of the rifle platoons.

The new M20 Super Bazooka is an updated 3.5-inch (89mm) version of the original 60mm Bazooka used in the Second World War. The increase in calibre gives it a significant increase in punch.

With just half the number of M79 grenade launchers and a third the number of machine-guns of an American company, the light mortars are an important component in the company’s firepower. They provide both a light artillery capability and operate as heavy grenade launchers to knock out VC machine-gun positions.
The BỘ Binh Weapons Platoon
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While originally conceived as an anti-tank weapon, the light-weight M18 57mm recoilless gun is more useful as a light infantry gun. Light enough to be carried by its crew, the M18 can be carried into the densest jungle or across flooded paddy fields, ready to knock out dug-in VC machine-gun teams and bunkers.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Andrew Agutters

The M2 60mm Mortar Teams
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The M2 60mm Mortar in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
M2 60mm mortar
Man-packed
24"/60cm
2
1
3+
Minimum range 8"/20cm, Smoke.
Firing bombardments
  32"/80cm
-
1
6
 
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Smoke
Sometimes your weapons won’t destroy the enemy quickly enough to prevent them from wreaking havoc on your own troops first. One way to protect your troops in the meanwhile is to fire smoke at the enemy to temporarily impair their vision.

Only weapons listed as having the Smoke attribute in their Arsenal may fire smoke. Some weapons can also fire Smoke Bombardments (see page 136 of the main rulebook).
The M60 LMG Teams
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The M60 LMG in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobility Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
M60 LMG
Man-packed
16"/40cm
5
2
6
ROF 2 when Pinned Down or moving.
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The M20 Super Bazooka Teams
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The M20 Super Bazooka in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobility Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
M20 Super Bazooka
-
8"/20cm
1
11 5+
Tank Assault 5.
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The BỘ Binh Anti-tank Platoon
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The Command M16 Rifle Team
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The M16 Rifle Team in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobility Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
M16 Rifle team
-
12"/30cm
2
1
6
Add one die in Defensive Fire.
The M18 57mm Recoilless Teams
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The M18 57mm Recoilless in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobility Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
M18 57mm recoilless gun
Man-packed
24"/60cm
3
7
4+

Recoilless gun,
Tank Assault 5.

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The Weapons & Anti-tank Platoons Defend The South
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Contents of the Weapons & Anti-tank Platoons Blister Pack
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Weapons & Anti-tank Platoons (VAR706) The BỘ Binh Weapons Platoon
The Command Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Officer figure holding map.
b. 1x Standing NCO figure with hand up.
c. 1x Standing rifleman figure aiming M16.

Assembling the Command Team
Simply arrange figure A, figure B and figure C to taste on one of the small three-hole base provided.

The NCO & Rifleman Figures
Description of Components

a. 1x Kneeling rifleman figure aiming M16.
b. 2x Kneeling NCO figure with hand up.

Assembling the NCO & Rifleman Figures
These figures are used in conjunction to make up the various team that are part of the  BỘ Binh Weapons Platoon. See the following text for further details on how these figures are used.

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The M20 Super Bazooka Team
Description of Components
a. 2x Kneeling loader figures.
b. 2x Kneeling gunner figures.

Assembling the M20 Super Bazooka Team
Simply arrange figure A and B to taste on one of the small two-hole base provided.

The M60 LMG Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Kneeling M60 gunner figure.
b. 1x Rock pile.
c. 1x Prone M60 gunner figure.
d. 2x Prone M60 loader figures.
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Assembling the M60 LMG Team
The M60 LMG teams is made up of three figures; a gunner figure, a loader figure and an NCO figure comprise one team while the other team consists of a gunner figure, a loader figure and a rifleman figure. These teams are modelled on the medium four-hole bases provided in the blister pack.

Tip: Ensure that the kneeling M60 gunner (figure A) is resting the M60 on the rock pile.
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The M2 60mm Mortar Team
Description of Components
a. 2x M2 60mm mortar sprues.
b. 1x Kneeling figure with hand up.
c. 2x Kneeling loader figures holding mortar projectile.
d. 2x Kneeling gunner figures loading mortar projectile.

Assembling the M2 60mm Mortar Team
The mortar section contains two mortar teams; each mortar team consists of one M2 60mm mortar manned by a three-man crew.

One mortar team in each section needs to contain the NCO figure and one of each of the gunner figure (figure D) and the loader figure (figure C). To model the other mortar team, simply replace the NCO figure with a rifleman figure. The M2 60mm mortar teams are based using the medium four-hole bases included in the blister pack.
The BỘ Binh Anti-tank Platoon
The Command Team
Description of Components
a. 1x NCO with hand out holding M16.
b. 1x Standing officer figure talking on radio.
c. 1x Advancing rifleman figure with M16.


Assembling the Command Team
Simply arrange figure A, figure B and figure C to taste on one of the small three-hole base provided.
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The M18 57mm Recoilless Team
Description of Components
a. 4x Standing loader figures.
b. 4x Standing gunner figures.

Assembling the M18 57mm Recoilless Team
Simply arrange figure A and B to taste on one of the small two-hole base provided.
The Bases
Description of Components
a. 6x Small two-hole bases.
b. 2x Small three-hole bases.
c. 4x Medium four-hole bases.

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ARVN Infantry Painting Guide
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