Every year I blow $100 on frivolous stuff I really don't need but would be cool. Now my wife would tell you all my wargaming stuff is frivolous but I am talking even frivolous for me. Last year it was custom dice. This year I bought an alpha boat from Battlefront (25% off) and a building complex from Crescent Root. ( love their buildings!) The boat is frivolous because how often do you really need an alpha boat in a skirmish game? The buildings are because... I have alot of buildings already. Good news is only spent $85.
So to my alpha boat. It is big and looks cool!!!
Here it is pimped out with a custom flag!
FoF Ambush Valley has no stats for Alpha boats so here is my best guess
Alpha boat Class H 20mm cannon 4/3 L twin 50s 4/1 L and 80 mtr 4/2 L minimum 40 yards
armor 3D10 except rear 2D10. crew 7 Notes Can carry 10 men. Equiped for mine-
sweeping. 4D10 against mine attacks.
And because you all know I have my French Foreign Legion in Indochina we have...
A Vedette de Port also with custom flag!
These were Harbor Defense Launches that the French added guns and armor too. Many had 20 mm guns in front but mine has twin 50s from my Peter Pig PBR. Needless to say Ambush Valley has no stats for this baby either so...
Vedette de Port Class M twin 50s 4/3 L single HMG ( one per side) 3/0 60mm Mtr 3/0
armor 2D8 except rear 1D8 crew 7 Notes armor and weapons varied; more
added as war progressed
Other stuff to report:
It didn't. The Rebels charged but were beaten back with final defensive fire. US held on to their positions but lost on points as they had too many seriously wounded. Great game.
That is all the news that is fit to print. Happy Easter everyone. Anyone with better info and ratings for the Alpha or Vedette de Port boats please let me know.