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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2016 5:23 p.m. PST

All,

This is the third fight in the initial trading of blows on the DMZ between Communist guerillas of the Fédération Socialiste Nationale de Leon and the Marines of Task Force Fulgencio. Amid almost a month of monotonous patrolling in the sweltering African heat there have already been two short, sharp fights between the two sides, resulting in moderate casualties for both. In both cases the Marines carried the day, though 2nd Platoon's fight (the more recent) was in less than exemplary fashion.

It is now 10 June 1990, and Lt Rodriques leads his 3rd Platoon on yet another patrol through the jungle, hunting guerillas which have infiltrated across the border between South Leon and FSNL.

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Sgt Garcia hops in the streambed for cover and begins laying it down with his M-14 on full auto. To see how the fight went, please check the blog at:
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Thus ends the three fight initial flurry of clashes between the Cuban Marines and FSNL guerillas. Like I said, I've got some modern Middle East stuff going on currently, and I'm working on a raid in the Caribbean and some paratroopers in South Leon's capital (using 'Boots on the Ground,' a boardgame recommended by the good Mr. Peter Cooman), but then I'm planning on coming back to these Marines on the DMZ. My plan is to base the next round of fights on platoon fights based on the Vietnam War's "Operation Starlite." I'm doing some research right now. If this goes as planned, the Marine war on the DMZ in South Leon will culminate with my Dai Do project, which I believe I'm going to do in 6mm.

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo War Panda Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2016 6:59 p.m. PST

Jack, that terrain is just amazing; just love the way you've cut into the foam mat. What a great idea. I didn't read the narrative as I was too absorbed by the scenery; works so well for the ditches and trenches rivers, flooded paddy fields etc…always so difficult to model depressions but you've created such an effective way. Wonderful stuff!

I've been so busy with life but I've been doing some pain and modelling terrain in my spare time in preparation for some Crossfire. There's group of a friends that are interested in playing games and I'm going to try it out (with some house rules of course ;)

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2016 9:39 a.m. PST

John,

Thanks man, glad you like it, though it's even better if you read it ;)

I miss the (wargaming) discussions and your batreps, so quit screwing around with your "real life." ;)

Hope Crossfire works out for you and your buds.

V/R,
Jack

The Archer16 Sep 2016 4:36 a.m. PST

Very cool series.

I certainly look forward to seeing more!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 1:24 p.m. PST

Thanks Archer, and soon.

V/R,
Jack

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