Saturday, July 17, 2010

15MM Vietnam War Terrain

Yesterday, I made some terrain for my brother's Vietnam War collection. He's a busy guy working long hours, and a new dad, so his time for such activities is limited and he likes to spend his free time actually gaming not building terrain. Plus, i like building this stuff and if I can build stuff for him that helps him have fun in our hobby, then it was worth it.

I acquired about 35 bases of 15MM palm trees for him the other day from a good friend here that was getting rid of them...but...we're still shy of some terrain for the jungles of the Mekong delta. So...I started with some "hooches" that would ripe for a "zippo raid". Binhan made the pattern and I filled it with some textures from the internet. Binhan then assembled them after we color-printed them on my bitchin' color laser printer. I think that they look pretty darn good.

Next, I did some bunkers. This first one represents an individual hole that an enemy guerrilla would use to pop up from and ambush a patrol. Depending on the scale of the game, this could represent a small unit of men dug in in this manner.

This next bunker is supposed to represent an left over French bunker (concrete) that has been reactivated. I based it on a diagonal figuring that the bunker would offer a 45 degree field of fire and the sides of the base would be perfect for that. In the rear, but not shown in the image, is a steel entrance door.

The last bunker is a simple log bunker that offers firing to the front.

None of the bunkers can actually hold a base full of miniature soldiers, as the Vietnamese bunkers seemed quite low. So, the bunker itself would be a unit in most rules.

Next up? Rice paddies!


  1. love the hooches can you send me the file or post them on here as i am in desperate need of soom for my 15mm games

  2. Hi mate you still got the hooches file you could send me cheers

  3. Hi mate you still got the hooches file you could send me cheers