Gringo 40’s Miniatures have added another three figures to their ever-growing Hue 1968 range for Vietnam. This time, we have three more members of the North Vietnamese Army, armed and arrayed in different ways.
The first figure is a prone Sniper, using bricks and battlefield detritus to take careful aim. He is armed with a Russian made Mosin Nagant sniper rifle, a bolt action weapon that is durable and accurate, here equipped with a suitable scope. The figure wears the typical dress of the insurgents in Hue, with minimal equipment and sandals.
The second figure is in the process of running forward towards or away from the action. He carries his AK47 in his right hand, suggesting that he’s far enough away from the combat that he doesn’t need to be ‘at the ready’. He wears a Chi Com-style assault vest, with AK47 magazine pouches on the front and a number of grenade pouches on the rear.
The final figure is similar to the last, this time running with his assault rifle in his left hand. His assault vest has pouches at the front, and he carries a slung pair of binoculars, suggesting he is a scout, NCO or officer.
These are sculpted with plenty of detail and the sense of movement on the running figures is good. The sniper is very nicely done, and the separate ‘firing position’ offers a number of different posing options.
The Gringo 40s Nam range is expanding at pace and at the recent Colours Wargames Show we snapped some of the already existing packs in the range, along with a couple of the eye-catching dioramas they have put together to show off the figures.
For more information, see http://www.gringo40s.com/vietnam-war