I have been cataloging my miniatures, and thinking about what gaming I want to focus on in the next few years. I have noticed that I have not been gaming much Vietnam lately (of course I use the Long Road South Vietnam supplement for Seek Out Close With and Destroy... the moderns variant to Disposable Heroes) most of my moderns games are Cold Wars era Europe. Which is a shame, because I have what I think is a very nice "set" of Battle Honors 25mm / 28mm Vietnam, comprised of reinforced US and PAVN (or NVA) platoons.
These Battle Honors, are, in my opinion, are some of the best miniatures on the market for this genre. The models are proportioned well, the sculpts are a nice combination of active and relaxed, without many static poses and without any ridiculous (acrobatic) poses. The scale of the weapons is accurate... the AK-47s are the correct size, looking comparatively short from some other sculpts. It seemed to me that some of the miniatures were particularly easy to paint with dark flesh tones for Afro-American troops.
Admittedly there are several very nice ranges out there to choose from.
I started these with the purchase of several bags (6 maybe?) at a flea market perhaps 8 years ago... then purchased a few bags to round them out. They are a mix of the BH US Army (no flak jackets) and USMC (flak jackets). Flak jackets were obviously used by the US Army, but, it always looked to me as if the design intended to show two distinct groups of US forces. I liked mixing them up for extra character... as the sculpts are not repeated from the Army to the Marines.
|US Infantry Platoon... I love the smoking M60 team|
|The running M60 miniature is nice, as are the "patrolling" riflemen|
|Snipers, officers, medical, and some radiomen|
|Don't mind the "bag of Ontos" in the back....|
I have enough to field 4x 9 man squads.
|Overhead view of the infantry platoon|
|Straight on view....|
|This one is a little blurry....|
Anyway, thanks for viewing. I have enjoyed gaming with these over the years, no regrets about buying them or spending the time painting them.