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Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11) 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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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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Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11)

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
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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.
Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11) Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11) Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11)
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
Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11)
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
Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11) Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11) Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11)
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
Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11) Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11)
Local Forces Battalion HQ (VPABX11)
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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Last Updated On Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront