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Black Sun Preview – Viet Cong Soldiers

Update: August 8, 2019… The Black Sun Campaign did not reach funding, but these miniatures are available on the Crucible Crush Store. These miniatures will be available at a discount until August 19th as pre-orders. After that, the minis will then go back on sale likely in November (after the pre-orders shipped). 

A while ago, Crucible Crush, the people behind the Cthulhu 1968: Black Sun Kickstarter, sent me sample miniatures. They sent three different sets of miniatures to me. One set of American Soldiers, one of the Vietcong, and one of a group that they call the Adaro. In this post, I take a quick look at five miniatures from Crucible Crush’s Viet Cong Pack.

Viet Cong Miniatures by Crucible Crush - 28mm
A look at the miniatures as painted and presented in the Black Sun Kickstarter Campaign.


If you are a historical gamer that collects, or wants to get into, 28mm Vietnam War, then these minis should be of interest to you. These miniatures should also be of interest to you if you want to try Crucible Crush’s Sci-Fi take on the Vietnam War through Black Sun.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the Viet Cong.

The Viet Cong

Below is the description from Crucible Crush for this faction in Black Sun. As a note, Crucible Crush calls the Viet Cong a “faction” simply to describe them for their Black Sun rule set. 

The Viet Cong Soldiers have been fighting for freedom from imperial  aggression for over forty years. Their victory over the  French at Dien Bien Phu created the new and free country of North Vietnam. Now the struggle continues in the southern parts of their  country against the Americans. But for these men something has changed.  They are not just fighting for liberty they are fighting for survival in some strange dimension that only marginally reminds them of home.

Now, let’s take a closer look at those miniatures.

The Unpainted Miniatures

The miniatures in Black Sun are all 28mm. I took these pictures without using inks or anything to enhance the details. The sculptor of these miniatures does a great job on giving deep levels of detail to make the miniatures easier to paint.

Now, these pictures are a little close up for being unpainted, but figures by Bob Murch (the sculptor) really paint up well.

Without further ado, here they are…

Viet Cong Historical Vietnam War 28mm Miniature - Pulp Figures
A fairly nice looking mini armed with an assault rifle.
Crucible Crush Miniature
A look at the back of the model. Lots of deep levels of detail to pick out here. Makes for easier painting.
28mm Miniatures by Bob Murch - Vietnam War
A soldier firing while on the retreat.
Viet Cong Miniature by Crucible Crush - 28mm
Another soldier on the move.
Viet Cong Soldier in 28mm
A nice looking Viet Cong Soldier.
28mm Vietnam War Miniatures
A look at the back of the figure. Again, nice details here.
28mm Miniature from the Cthulhu 1968 Kickstarter Campaign
I am not sure who the leader of the group is, but I like this guy with the SMG.

Not bad at all. What do you think of these miniature? Do you own any miniatures by Bob Murch yet? They tend to be pretty nice.  🙂

Wrapping it up…

Hopefully you enjoyed this post. Its’ purpose is to show off some cool miniatures. If you like what you see, be sure to check out their Cthulhu 1968: Black Sun Kickstarter. There are currently only a couple of days left to the campaign. There is still time to get in if you are interested!

I would like to thank Crucible Crush for sending these miniatures for me to review.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Andrés F.

    I like these and the US infantry set. I know you’re a fan of the Adaro, but the “weird Vietnam” setting just doesn’t click for me. Though you could use these for Charlie Company 🙂

    Now, forgive me a couple of off-topics:

    – Have you played Pulp Alley? I just discovered it and I’m considering whether to buy it (the only downside is too many things on my plate already!). If you have played it, would you consider reviewing it? It seems just like the game for you.

    – Rangers of Shadow Deep already has plenty of expansions available (some of which I own). There’s another game in dire need of a Must Contain Minis review 🙂

    1. Jacob Stauttener

      Thanks for the comment.

      I have not tried Pulp Alley, but I do see it being sold at some of the conventions that I go to. I’ll have to give it a try sometime.

      I absolutely agree with you about Rangers of Shadow Deep. I have the core book, but just have so many projects on the go all at once. Hopefully someday I will review it. 🙂

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