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Giáp's Guerrillas (VPABX13)

Rifle Platoon (VUS712)

Giáp's Guerrillas (Local Forces Army Deal) (VPABX13)
A Việt Cộng Battalion, including a Battalion HQ with Type 57 HMG teams, 3 Type 36 57mm recoilless teams and 3 Type 53 82mm mortar teams; 2 Địa Phương Quân (Local Force Companies), each with 2 Infantry Platoons, 1 Type 58 LMG team and 1 Type 31 60mm mortar team; 6 Resistance Teams (with Sampans, so they can harass US forces on the river as well as on land); and 8 Booby Trap tokens.

Designed by Gary Morley and Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell, Bob Pearce and Chris Townley

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 Giáp's Guerrillas (Local Forces Army Deal) (VPABX13)
“Strike to win, and only when success is certain; if it isn’t, then do not strike.”
- General Võ Nguyên Giáp

You have answered the call and lead a dedicated group of resistance fighters from the National Liberation Front. You fight for a unified Vietnam under the skilled leadership of General Giáp and that moment is closer than ever. Plans are in motion to launch a surprise assault on all of the traitorous government centres in the provinces of South Vietnam. In one fell swoop, we shall depose the imperialists.

When the time comes, you can rely on your Local Forces companies to strike and win. Recoilless rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-guns are the deadly tools of your trade. Use them to ambush your enemy and even the odds for your fighters to engage at close quarters.

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Brown Water Navy
The waterways of the Mekong Delta are busy with sampans, merchants, villages, and farming communities. They are the life blood of South Vietnam, through which over half of the entire country’s rice flows. It is remote with few roads accessing the interior’s rice fields and jungles. The Việt Cộng have launched their liberation movement from within this formidable fortress.

However, the US Army and Navy have come together to create the Mobile Riverine Force, a joint operation of infantry and assault boats. They are reinforced with helicopter gunships, devastating Skyraider aircraft and more. This new force is ready to take the fight upriver.

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Brown Water Navy
The Việt Cộng Batallion HQ
The Company Command & 2iC Command Rifle Teams
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The Rifle Team in Tour Of Duty
Team
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Rifle team
Infantry
16"/40cm
1
2
6
-
The Type 57 HMG Teams
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The Type 57 HMG Teams in Tour Of Duty
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Type 57 HMG
Man-packed
24"/60cm
6
2
6
ROF 3 when Pinned Down or moving.
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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
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The HMG Nest in Tour Of Duty
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
HMG Nest
Bunker
24"/60cm
6
2
6
ROF 3 when Pinned Down.
Type 57 HMG Option
Replace one Type 57 HMG team with a Type 54 12.7mm AA MG for +5 points.
The Type 54 12.7mm AA MG Team
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The Type 54 12.7mm AA MG in Tour Of Duty
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Type 54 12.7mm AA gun
Man-packed
24"/60cm
4
4
5+
Anti-aircraft. Turntable.
The Type 36 57mm Recoilless Guns
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The Type 36 57mm Recoilless Gun in Tour Of Duty
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Type 36 57mm recoilless gun
Man-packed
24"/60cm
3
7
4+
Recoilless gun, Tank Assault 3.
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The Type 53 82mm Mortars
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The Type 53 82mm Mortars in Tour Of Duty
Team
Mobilty
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Type 53 82mm mortar
Man-packed
24"/60cm
2
2
3+
Minimum range 8"/20cm.
Firing bombardments
  40"/100cm
-
2
6
 
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Địa Phương Quân (Local Forces) Companies
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HQ Section 
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Infantry Platoons
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Local Forces
The Địa Phuong Quân (pronounced dya foo-ung kwun) were known as Local Force VC by their enemies.


A Địa 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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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 Bộ Binh (Infantry) Company or Địa 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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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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Local Resistance in Sampans
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Last Updated On Monday, May 11, 2015 by Chris at Battlefront