|Local Force Battalion HQ (VPABX11)|
includes one Battalion HQ, one Machine-gun Platoon with optional HMG Nests & 12.7mm AA MG, one Gun Platoon, one Mortar Platoon, two Small three-hole bases & ten Medium four-hole 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 Mark Hazell
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|The Company Command & 2iC Command Rifle Teams|
|The Rifle Team in Tour Of Duty|
|The Type 57 HMG Teams|
|The Type 57 HMG Teams in Tour Of Duty|
|Type 57 HMG Option|
Add Type 57 HMG teams for +20 points per team or HMG Nest bunkers for +60 points per nest.
|The HMG Nests|
|The HMG Nest in Tour Of Duty|
|Type 57 HMG OptionReplace one Type 57 HMG team with a Type 54 12.7mm AA MG for +5 points.|
|The Type 54 12.7mm AA MG Team|
|The Type 54 12.7mm AA MG in Tour Of Duty|
|The Type 36 57mm Recoilless Guns|
|The Type 36 57mm Recoilless Gun in Tour Of Duty|
|The Type 53 82mm Mortars|
|The Type 53 82mm Mortars in Tour Of Duty|
|The Local Forces Battalion HQ Ready For Action|