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Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06) Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
includes one Company Command AK47 Assault Rifle team, one 2iC Command AK47 Assault Rifle team, one Machine-gun Platoon with three Type 57 HMG teams with optional HMG Nests, one Gun Platoon with three Type 52 75mm recoiless guns, one Mortar Platoon with three Type 53 82mm mortars, two Small three-hole bases & nine Medium bases.

The basic unit of the People’s Army was an infantry battalion called a Tiểu Đoàn Bộ Binh (pronounced thee-ow doh-ahn boh beeng), or just a Tiểu Đoàn (or đBB for short). The battalion commander was a Thiếu Tá or Major, but was usually referred to in typical revolutionary fashion as a D Trưởng or D Leader (after the code for a battalion, ‘D’).

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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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Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)  This box set contains all of the models required to field a complete PAVN Infantry Battalion HQ for the as well as three optional HMG Nests allowing you to field a complete Infantry Batallion HQ with or without the HMG Nest upgrade.

Figures designed by Anton Ducrot
HMG Nest designed by James Brown
Painted by Mark Hazell, James Brown & Jeremy Painter

The Company Command AK47 Assault Rifle team
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
The AK47 Assault Rifle Team in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
AK47 Assault Rifle team
Infantry
8"/20cm
2
1
6
Full ROF when moving.
The 2iC Command AK47 Assault Rifle Team
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
The Machine-gun Platoon
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
The Type 57 HMG in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Type 57 HMG
Man-packed
24"/60cm
6
2
6
ROF 3 when Pinned Down or moving.
The HMG Nests
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
The HMG Nest in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
HMG Nest Bunker
24"/60cm
6
2
6
ROF 3 when Pinned Down.
The Gun Platoon
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
The Type 52 75mm Recoilless Gun in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Type 52 75mm recoilless gun Man-packed
24"/60cm
2
9
3+
Recoilless gun.
Recoilless Guns
These weapons vent propellant gasses from the rear of the gun to counteract the recoil of the shell being fired. Although this creates a large cloud of dust and flying debris behind the gun, it does allow it to do away with the heavy recoil-absorbing carriage of most artillery.


Recoilless guns never count as Concealed if they fired in their last Shooting Step as the dust cloud gives away their position.

Because of the danger from flying debris, you cannot fire aRecoilless gun when any part of a friendly team is directly behind and within 2”/5cm of the Gun team. Recoilless guns cannot fire from within Buildings.

The Mortar Platoon
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
The Type 53 82mm Mortar in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Type 53 82mm mortar Man-packed
24"/60cm
2
2
3+
Minimum range 8"/20cm.
Firing bombardments
  40"/100cm
-
2
6
 
Fire Assault
Assaults by the People’s Army were often accompanied by a mortar bombardment fired from carefully reconnoitred positions.

The B? Binh Mortar Company may be held off table using the Fire Assault special rule on page 114 of Tour Of Duty. Only the Observer team appears on table.
The Infantry Battalion HQ Head South
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Contents of the Infantry Battalion HQ Box Set
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The Company Command Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Officer figure with hand up.
b. 1x Officer figure holding book & bugle.
c. 1x Officer figure holding map.


Assembling the Company Command Team
Simply arrange figure A, figure B and figure C to taste on one of the small three-hole base provided.
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06) The 2iC Command Team
Description of Components
a. 1x NCO figure with AK47 & hand up.
b. 1x Officer figure with binoculars round neck.
c. 1x Officer figure walking forward.


Assembling the Company Command Team
Simply arrange figure A, figure B and figure C to taste on one of the small three-hole base provided.
 Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Description of Components
a. 6x Wheel mount wheels.
b. 3x Gunner figures with wheel mounts.
c. 3x Loader figures.
d.
3x Type 57 machine-guns.
e. 1x Kneeling figure pointing.
f. 1x Kneeling figure with hand up.
g. 1x Kneeling figure.
Assembling The Type 57 HMG

Step 1.
Begin assembly by attaching the wheels to the wheel mount.

Step 2. Next, add the machine-gun to the top of the wheel mount.
Step 3. Finally, position the loader ensuring the ammunition is feed from the right-hand side of the machine-gun.
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Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)

The Type 57 HMG teams are made up of a gunner figure, a loader figure and one of figure E, F or G (see above). Use the plain medium bases (without figure holes) included in the box set to bases these teams.

The HMG Bunkers
Description of Components
a. 2x HMG bunker with log roof.
b. 1x HMG bunker with corrugated iron roof.


Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Description of Components
a. 1x NCO figure with AK47 & hand up.
b.
3x Kneeling figures.
c.
3x Kneeling figures pointing.

d. 2x Kneeling figures with hand up.
e. 3x Type 52 recoilless gun tripods.
f. 3x Type 52 recoilless guns.

Assembling The Type 52 75mm Recoilless Gun
Step 1. The tripod has a plug to match the tab on the base of the Type 52 recoilless gun. Ensure that the single leg of the tripod is pointing towards the muzzle of the gun when joining the two. Below: The fully-assembled Type 52 recoilless gun.
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The Type 52 75mm recoilless gun are manned by a three-man crew. Surrounded each of your Type 52 75mm guns with one of each figure type (figures B, C, and D). One team with will contain the NCO figure (figure A) and two other figures. The Type 52 75mm recoilless gun teams are modelled on the the medium four-hole bases included in the box set.
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)
Description of Components
a. 2x Kneeling figures pointing.
b.
3x Kneeling figures with hand up.
c.
1x NCO figure with AK47 & hand up.
d. 3x Mortar gunner figures holding mortar projectile.
e. 3x Type 53 82mm mortar tubes with base plate.
f. 3x Type 53 82mm mortar bipods.
Assembling The Type 53 82mm Mortar

Step 1.
Attach the mortar bipod to the mortar tube and base.

Tip: Arrange the gunner figure (figure D) in an appropiate spot when basing the mortar tip.
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Each Type 53 82mm mortar is manned by a three-man crew made up of a gunner figure (figure D) and one of figures types A and B. One mortar teams will contain the NCO figure (figure C) as well as the gunner and one other crew figure of your choice. The Type 53 82mm mortar teams are modelled on the the medium four-hole bases included in the box set.
Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06) The Bases
Description of Components
a. 2x Small three-hole bases.
b. 6x Medium four-hole bases.
c. 3x Medium plain bases.
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Infantry Battalion HQ (VPABX06)


Last Updated On Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront