• Pardon the dust while the boys rebuild the site.

    The board will be in a state of disarray as I get things sorted out, for a little while at least.

    The new incarnation is using Xenforo as the system software. It is much like what we are used to, with a few differences. I will see about making a FAQ to help point out the differences for the members.


    One IMPORTANT difference for all of us old timers is that the 'mail' system is replaced with what are called 'conversations'/

    There is no 'Inbox' or 'Out box' or 'Sent' folders anymore.

    Think of Conversations as private 'threads' or topics that don't exist in a forum, that you start with another member. NOTE: Conversations can include more than one member if you or someone else in the conversaion, likes.
    Takes a little getting used to but I am sure you all can get a hang of it.


    Only a slightly modified default default Xenforo style is available for now. Once the new SAG style is ready it will be available.

    All existing users should be able to login with their usernames and passwords once the site goes up.


    If anyone has difficulties logging in please contact me at sixthvanguard@gmail.com.


    Thank you for your support and patience. I know it has been a loooong road.


Tom Sawyer

With the soon to be released jake McNiece figure I was wondering what was the weapons make-up of the Filthy 13? How many had M-1's, How many had Thompson's and how many had carbines? I was just wondering, especially since I was bashing figures that they were based on or had face paint with Corbin, William, 2 Ricky's, 2 George's and now Jake. Thanks in advance for the answer.
There is an excellent painting of the group based on photos. It depicts them getting ready to board their aircraft . You'll recognize some of the poses from photos. I don't have a copy saved to post but do an image search for the filthy 13 and it pops up right away. (you may want to make sure your safe search is on if you do an image search for filthy 13 and there are young folks present :shock: )

I mention this painting because it shows a variety of weapons and seems pretty logical for a group like this. I've never read Jake McNieces book to see if he specifies what everyone was kitted out with, but I doubt if all these years later any one remembers accurately who carried what. You could go off the rails with this and obsess about who had rigger modified uniforms and who didn't. How many of the guys had extra pockets sewn on their sleeves. (some did for sure) I think if you bash your group and some one tries to call you on it you can safely tell them where to go. Only the individual guys really know the answers and most of them are long gone.