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Local Force Company (VPABX10)

Local Force Company (VPABX10) Local Force Company (VPABX10)
includes one HQ Section with optional Type 58 LMG team & Type 31 60mm mortar, three Infantry Platoons each containing five Rifle teams, six Local Resistance teams, one Small three-hole base & twenty three Medium four-holes bases.

Known as the Việt cộng (a contraction of Việt nam Cộng sản, Nationalist Communist, or alternatively Việt gian Cộng sản Communist Traitor to Vietnam) in the south, the Địa
Phương Quân
(local forces) are a mix of southerners returned from the north since the partition, and local recruits disaffected by the Saigon regime.

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Tour Of Duty
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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One of the big advantages the local forces have is the ability to blend in with the population. This makes it difficult for Imperialist and puppet forces to detect ambushes and attacks before the local forces are in position.

The Communist cause has the advantage of the support of the local resistance, be they simply locals who contribute food and medicines, or active fighters who scout out imperialist and puppet positions and plant bombs.

Design by Gary Moreley
Painted by Bob Pearce

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The HQ Section
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HQ Section Options

¦ Replace up to one Rifle team per platoon with a B40 team for +5 points per team, or with a B41 team for +10 points per team.

¦ Replace all Rifle teams with AK47 Assault Rifle teams for +20 points per platoon.

¦ Add Type 58 LMG team for +15 points.

¦ Add Type 31 60mm mortar for +20 points.
The First Infantry Platoon
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Local Forces
The Ð?a Phuong Quân (pronounced dya foo-ung kwun) were known as Local Force VC by their enemies.


A Ð?a Phuong Quân (Local Force) Company uses the Born in the North to Die in the South special rule on page 112 of Tour Of Duty, the Guerrilla Reserves special rule on page 115
of Tour Of Duty, and Local Forces special rule on page 116 of Tour Of Duty.
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Second Infantry Platoon
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Born in the North to Die in the South
Lacking heavy weapons, the People’s Army often resorted to numbers in an attempt to defeat the opposition, feeding additional companies into the fighting as they arrived.


When a B? Binh (Infantry) Company or Ð?a Phuong Quân (Local Force) Company is Destroyed, it is placed in Guerrilla Reserves as if it were a new platoon (Nationalist company). When it arrives from Reserve, the company will return to battle using the Guerrilla Deployment special rule on page 115 of Tour Of Duty.

While all teams that are a permanent part of the platoon (Nationalist company), such as its AK47 Assault Rifle teams, B40 and B41 teams, and Type 58 LMG teams, return with it. All attached teams (such as HQ Support Weapons from the Battalion HQ and Independent teams) do not return with the platoon. They are permanently Destroyed when the platoon is Destroyed or removed to be placed in Guerrilla Reserve.

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Third Infantry Platoon
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Guerrilla Reserves
Lacking modern radio communications, PAVN forces simply march to the sound of battle, arriving from all quarters to reinforce their beleaguered comrades.


Some platoons (Nationalist companies) can be held in Guerrilla Reserves. In missions that use the Guerrilla Reserves special rule, these platoons (Nationalist companies) are treated as Reserves, except that they do not arrive in the usual location. Instead, when the platoon (Nationalist company) arrives from Reserves use the Guerrilla Deployment rule to determine where it is placed.

If the mission requires the Company HQ (Nationalist Battalion HQ) and Independent teams to start the game
in Guerrilla Reserves, it arrives with one of the platoons (Nationalist companies) held in Reserves.

Platoons (Nationalist companies) that cannot be held in Guerrilla Reserves arrive from Reserves as specified in the mission as usual.

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The Local Resistance
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D445 battalion grew from the local forces of the Bà R?a area. When ANZAC and American forces arrived in their province, the soldiers were exhorted to ‘Go forth for victory - attack to the end’, and ‘Overcome every difficulty, fight and defeat every enemy!’ Outstanding soldiers were honoured as ‘Valiant Killer of Americans’. Despite the best efforts of D445, the ‘artillery band’ and the ‘NZ orchestra’ caused many casualties in battles like the ambush at Long Tan.
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Resistance Fighters
The soldiers of the local forces were supported by an extensive resistance movement. Resistance teams use the Resistance Fighters special rules on page 116 of Tour Of Duty.


Resistance teams cannot be taken in a force that includes a Thi?t Giáp (Ironclad) Company.

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The Local Force Company Take Up Arms
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Contents of the Local Force Company Box Set
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The Command Team
Description of Components
a. 4x Standing NCO figure holding AK47 in the air *.
b.
1x Standing flag bearer figure.

Assembling The Command Team
Simply arrange one of figure A, figure B and one additional Rifleman figure of your choosing to taste on the small three-hole base provided in the box set.

* = The remaining three NCO figures are used in each of the Infantry Platoons.

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Local Force Company (VPABX10) The Type 31 60mm Mortar Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Type 31 60mm mortar sprue.
b. 1x Kneeling loader figure holding mortar projectile.
c. 1x Standing gunner figure preparing to load mortar projectile.

Assembling The Type 31 60mm Mortar Team
Arrange figure B and figure C and one addition Rifleman figure of your choosing to taste around the Type 31 60mm mortar. The Type 31 60mm mortar team are modelled on a medium four-hole base provided in the box set.
The Type 58 LMG Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Prone gunner figure with Type 58 LMG.
b. 1x Prone loader figure with feeding ammunition belt.


Assembling The Type 58 LMG Team
Arrange figure A and figure B and one addition Rifleman figure of your choosing to on a medium four-hole base.
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Tip: When positioning the loader figure, ensure that the ammunition belt is being fed into the Type 58 LMG from the gunner right-hand side.
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Description of Components
a. 6x Standing rifleman figures aiming SKS.
b. 6x Advancing rifleman figures holding SKS.
c. 7x
Advancing rifleman figures in straw hat.
d. 8x
Advancing rifleman figures with SKS in straw hat.
e.
6x Advancing rifleman figures with rifle grenade.

f. 4x Standing DP MG figures in Boonie hat.
g. 4x Standing DP MG figures in straw hat.
h. 6x Standing figures with AK47
i. 7x Advancing rifleman figures with SKS.
j. 6x Kneeling rifleman figures in straw hat.

Assembling The Infantry Platoon
A Local Force Infantry Platoon is made up of five Rifle team; each of these teams contains four rifleman figures. To correctly represent the Infantry Platoon in Flames Of War Vietnam, one team in each Infantry Platoon must contain an NCO figure (see the Command team text above for an example of the NCO figure) and three other riflemen figures of your choice. This allows the Infantry Platoon to less uniform in both looks and weaponry than a standard Flames Of War Vietnam team and therefore reflect the ad-hoc nature of this type of force. The Rifle teams are modelled on the medium four-hole bases provided in the box set.
Local Force Company (VPABX10) The RPG Figures
Description of Components
a. 3x B41 gunner figures.
b. 3x B40 gunner figures.

Assembling The RPG Figures
One Rifle team in each Infantry Platoon can be upgraded to either a B40 team (for +5 points) or a B41 team (for +10 points). If you choose to take this upgrade, simply replace one of the Riflemen figures with the appropriate RPG figure.
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Description of Components
a. 1x Straw hat figure carry shovel.
b. 1x Female figure carrying basket.
c. 1x Straw hat figure holding pitchfork.
d. 1x
Female figure holding baby & sack.
e. 1x Elderly female figure holding basket & walking stick.
f. 1x
Standing figure carrying reeds.

g. 1x Elderly female figure in straw hat carrying bags.
h. 1x
Bending figure harvesting reeds.
i. 1x Bending figure with reeds on back.
j. 1x Straw hat figure carrying reeds.
k. 1x Straw hat figure carrying sack.
l. 1x
Female figure holding baby.

Assembling The Local Resistance Teams
To assemble the Local Resistance teams simply arrange two figures of your choice on the medium four-hole bases provided in the box set.

The Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 23x Medium four-hole bases.
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Last Updated On Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront