Brown Water Navy – Flames of War

Battlefront have published a state of the nation article about their forthcoming releases for 2015. One that piked my interest was Brown Water Navy.

Brown Water Navy

April sees us return to the jungle as we visit the Mekong Delta with the new Brown Water Navy book. This book cover the river fighting in the delta’s and allows you to fight a completely new style of Vietnam game. With a complete range of riverine boats to choose, from the little PBR’s to the big CCB Monitors these boats give your US forces the ability to assault the river banks and carve their way into the jungle. Never one to make it easy for the US the VC have a few tricks up their sleeves making this environment a truly unique gaming theatre.

Many years ago I bought some Skytrex 1/200th Vietnam Brown Water Navy models, which never got used for that era, but ended up as Epic 40K models.

The preview models look really nice.

Brown Water Navy - Flames of War

Of course the reality of the conflict, was that it was a little one-sided, the US had armed and armoured monitors, whilst the VC didn’t.

Brown Water Navy - Flames of War

I still have a wealth of Flames of War miniatures to paint, so I don’t think I will be getting some, but you never know.

Variant Ork Army Lists (part three) – slightly damp…

Another idea I have had based on this French Golden Demon entry.

The idea is a brown water riverine force. Lots of landing craft, small patrol boats and monitors.

Ork Landing Craft from my website.

Ork Riverine Monitors from my website (work in progress).

In case anyone doesn’t know what I am talking about, here is an excellent web article on Vietnam War Riverine Craft.


Download in PDF format.

The best chapter, as in the one with the most pics is chapter two.