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daviz1987
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Hey girls and boys,

 

Just so you are all aware;

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1954 - French Indochina - Milsim! (a lot of ww2 kit can move right over into a new theme)
 
“It is the fight between tiger and elephant. If the tiger stands his ground to fight, the elephant will crush him with its weight. But if he stays agile and keeps his mobility, he will finally vanquish the elephant, who will bleed to death from a multitude of small cuts.”
- Ho Chi Minh
 
Dien Bien Phu is confirmed!
 
This will take place at R.I.F.T. Airsoft Ltd's Devils Pit in June 2022.
 
The Crew kits have been ordered and are currently being built, we have some supprises up our sleeves!
 
As soon as we have kits ready we will post some loadouts so you can all see who you want to portray!
 
Dates are yet to be finalised due to Operations or Exercises next year!
 
We are really excited to be expanding outside of the WW2 universe!
 

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Posted : 22/11/2021 9:14 pm
daviz1987
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A few of us have started our kits...

 

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Posted : 22/11/2021 9:18 pm
MartinR
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Great stuff, some of us have already done a few Indochina games. Viet Minh is a pretty easy look to pull off with WW2 Russian or Japanese kit. 

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

 
Posted : 24/11/2021 8:26 am
daviz1987
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@martinr 100% agree 🙂

 

I am currently putting together our Vietminh crew kits, doesnt break the bank at all...and the slight adjustments to the US ww2 kit to make it look french is also so easy!

 

I am looking forward to this 🙂

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Posted : 24/11/2021 12:52 pm
daviz1987
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Posted : 24/11/2021 12:53 pm
daviz1987
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Very exciting news this evening! 📣
 
Bien Bien Phu is now full steam ahead in the planning phase! We are studying the 55 days of hell and working out how we can make it work for you! How can we make you fully believe you are really there?
 
Further to that, not only have some of our kits for 1954 turned up and being assembled, Kit Goblin is also now taking Pre Orders on reproduction French Uniform of the period!
 
Head over the Kit Goblin and let them know were sent you!
 
Let us know if you are excited too! 👇
 
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Posted : 24/11/2021 8:41 pm
daviz1987
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If anyone is still following this, Our Vietminh Loadouts are pretty much complete.

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Here is our Vietminh (Predecessor to the PAVN). This would have likely been seen in Vietnam or French Indochina during 1950’s. We would like to see a large scale Vietminh Army akin to what you see in “We Were Soldiers” for all-out battle scenarios like Dien Bien Phu or LZ Xray.
 
It is not 100% accurate as we need to keep it practical for airsoft. But for £130 before postage, can you really complain?
This is just a basic loadout with a few things added and we have added prices to the essentials to show you that it really isn’t expensive. If you have any questions about it, just ask.
 
Head;
- Vietnamese Pith Helmet (£23.95 Ebay)
- Cam Cream (Substitute for Dirt & Grime)
---------------(addons)---------------
- Austrian Helmet Netting (£5.10 Kit Goblin)
- US Parachute Helmet cover (WW2 Parachute Scarf sewed into a helmet cover £7.99 SOF)(Kit Goblin may be making alternatives)
- Ripped up British GS Shirt for scrim (Kit Goblin)
Torso;
- Chinese Army WW2 Tunic with lower pockets removed (£32.52 Hiki Shop)
- Thompson Chest Rig for (£18.99 Ebay)
- Japanese Army WW2 Water bottle (£19.66 Hiki Shop)
---------------(addons)---------------
- Vietnamese Signal Horn
- Soviet WW2 Officer Map Case
Weapon;
- Ares PPSH-41
Legs;
- Chinese Army WW2 Trousers (£22.69 Hiki Shop)
---------------(addons)---------------
- 1950’s Gym Shoes (We didn’t have the Tropical Shoes)
All items on this list are easily procured at Kit Goblin, www.sofmilitary.co.uk & www.hikishop.com. The Ares or S&T PPSH-41 can be purchased from the Frontline Events website.
Come and join us at the in the World Conflicts Group and start preparing for our first Indochina game in June 2022!
Rifles with an SKS type chest rig, or ZB26 Chest rig, and SMG with Thompson chest rigs in full leather or Textile… Soviet Pouches for Drum Magazines and PPS-type mags…
What weapons could you also use?
 
Rifles;
- Label 1886
- MAS-36
- MAS-49
- M1903 Springfield
- M1 Garand
- M1 Carbine
- Kar98K
- G41
- G43
- Mosin Nagant
- AVT38
- SVT40
- SKS Simunov
- M1918 BAR
- Type-99 Arisaka
- Type-5 Semi Auto Rifle
 
Sub Machine Guns;
- M3 Grease Gun
- Thompson Sub Machine Gun
- MAS-38
- MAT-49
- MP18
- MP34
- MP38
- MP40
- MP41
- Suomi
- PPD
- PPSH-41
- PPS-43
- STEN Gun
- Type-100
 
Machine Guns
- BREN Gun
- ZB-26
- M1919 Browning
- MG34
- MG42
- Type-99 Machine Gun
- Type-92 Heavy Machine Gun
- Hotchkiss
- Maxim Gun
- Vickers MG
- DP28
- RPD
 
The list goes on...
AK’s although in service in Russia were not present in the First Indochinese War.
Pretty much anything used in WW2. STG44 would have shown up in Vietnam, we would prefer if people didn’t use them, but if that’s all you have then it is fine.
French Kit will follow soon!

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Posted : 20/12/2021 7:59 pm
daviz1987
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📣1954 - Dien Bien Phu is confirmed! 📣
 
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
 
“It is the fight between tiger and elephant. If the tiger stands his ground to fight, the elephant will crush him with its weight. But if he stays agile and keeps his mobility, he will finally vanquish the elephant, who will bleed to death from a multitude of small cuts.”
- Ho Chi Minh
 
This will take place at R.I.F.T. Airsoft Ltd's Devils Pit in summer 2022!
 
As soon as we have kits ready we will post some loadouts so you can all see who you want to portray!
 
Dates are yet to be finalised due to Operations or Exercises next year!
 
We are really excited to be expanding outside along side the Falklands Airsoft of the WW2 universe!
 
If you havnt already, come and join our World Conflicts group in order to get the latest news and discussions about events!
 
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Posted : 20/12/2021 8:13 pm
MartinR
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Nice Viet Minh load out. I used to wear a WW2 Japanese jacket with British KD trousers, which ended up looking much the same. 

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

 
Posted : 21/12/2021 8:40 am
daviz1987
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I genuinly couldnt believe how cheap it was to build. As long as you already have a WW2 Gun.

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Posted : 21/12/2021 7:44 pm
daviz1987
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@martinr The Vietminh were using a lot of Japanese helmets also!

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Posted : 21/12/2021 7:45 pm
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