I played a game with Ian and Steve at the Defenders club a couple of weeks back, of Force on Force, set in Vietnam, using Steve's collection of mainly Peterpig forces. It inspired me to think about building a platoon scale force for the USA and possibly Australians, as well as VC and NVA. I remembered that I had some odd Peterpig Vietnam figures that I had won in an ebay auction a couple of years ago, so thought I'd dig them out and try and paint them to see if I could get a result I'm happy with. These are the result.
I figured I had enough for an HQ section, with an officer, medic, M79 grenadier and three M16 armed riflemen. I read a few painting guides online and came up with these - the base uniform is Vallejo Russian Green, heavily dry brushed with Russian Green mixed with Deck Tan. Helmets are Luftwaffe camo green with flat earth and Russian Green splodges. Pouches are golden olive dry brushed khaki. Boots are olive drab. Some figures have red and white Marlborough cigarette packets taped to their helmets.
A rifle section of two 4 man fire teams, one with 2 M16 riflemen, an M60 gunner and M16 armed assistant, the other with three M16 riflemen and a LAW gunner, who also carries an M16.
The other section, organised similarly.
I also had two other figures, on the left a shotgun armed tunnel rat and on the right a downed helicopter crew man armed with a pistol.
The whole group. A few more riflemen and there should be enough for a platoon scale action.
Thanks for looking.