Well the bonus round called for defensible terrain. As I wanted to have something I could use, I decided to create two Vietnam tunnel entrances.
know they are hard to see in the pictures but they are not concealed!
That is just the terrain basing for all my Vietnam figures. But I assure
you there is a tunnel entrance on each base. As I will not actually be
making the tunnels for the wargames figures to crawl around these will
only represent the entrances. Players will then have a choice of how
they react, maybe call for tunnel rats, maybe pour napalm down the hole
or maybe just chuck a grenade. That is up to them.
the right is a real picture of a tunnel entrance Chu Chi district which
is now a tourist attraction. So I selected a picture of a reasonably
attractive girl just to show how small the entrances are/were. (Come
on she is better looking than most hairy arse wargamers!). Clearly she
holds the tunnel entrance over her head so these really would be hard to
see on the jungle floor.
US army did create a specialist unit nicknamed "tunnel rats" who were
smaller than the average recruit and also I would imagine some what
braver! Not a job for me then as the idea of crawling through dark
tunnels looking for an enemy is not my idea of a good time.
The Badge bears the motto "Non Gratum Anus Rodentum" which the google Latin translator makes out to be "Not
acceptable alive" and not anything rude about rats! Who Knew seeing the
motto? I am sure many people did translate this as something completely
as this is clearly terrain I do not expect to gain any points as such,
but they are useful in a Vietnam wargame and that for me is the point.