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Author Topic: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR  (Read 621 times)

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:49:43 PM »
I have posted a full battle report on this VBCW game over on my BLog. Here is a link http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/vbcw-assault-on-wigmore-hall.html






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Offline Ewan

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 07:14:46 PM »
Very nice range of figures.  Out of curiosity who makes the police motorcyclists.

Offline Doug em4

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 09:34:40 PM »
Great report Rob but itís getting tiring following you round forums pointing out that your report is obviously nonsense - Iím just preparing an accurate account myself.

The motorcycle section is part of my Wiltshire Police Flying Column and are RAFM with minor alteration and addition.

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Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 09:57:24 PM »
Well Doug. There is something to be said for getting your report in first.

Offline jp1885

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 10:18:02 PM »
Great stuff Rob!
I was too busy betraying the proleteriat to keep tabs on what was happening on the other tables, but it looks like fun :)

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 01:41:21 PM »
Nice report and great looking game.
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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 11:56:50 AM »
Always nice to see how the war's going in my native county.


It feels churlish, but as someone who grew up "Mortimer Country" and actually went to school in Wigmore I feel obliged to point out that Wigmore Hall is actually a concert hall in London.  lol

The seat of the Mortimers was Wigmore Castle, and that has been in ruins since the Civil War. But of course, that's in our own timeline, not the one where they had a Very British Civil War. So balls to that. Keep up the good work, guys!  :)
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Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2018, 02:43:02 PM »
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I feel obliged to point out that Wigmore Hall is actually a concert hall in London.  lol

That explains what Gracie Fields and the BBC light Orchestra were doing there!

Offline Doug em4

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2018, 09:00:38 PM »
That explains what Gracie Fields and the BBC light Orchestra were doing there!
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Offline leadboy

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Re: Herefordshire VBCW Big Game: Assault in Wigmore Hall AAR
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 11:25:21 AM »
Actually, that was part of the gag. The Anglican C-in-C unfortunately could not appear at the game because of the snow (such is real life). In VBCW terms, his force was misdirected by Government Agents and/or an opera loving farmer to "the real Wigmore Hall" in Marylebone. Absent from the true battlefield, last seen fighting his way past Gloucester......always need a backstop campaign explanation if somebody can't make a Big Game!

The reason for the presence of Gracie Fields, George Formby, Henry Hall et. all was quite different!

We happily mix up real life Herefordshire with VBCW Herefordshire. For example, I haven't been able to trace a Sir Barrington Patchpole KC in 1930's Herefordshire, nor was there a Bishop of Ludlow until the 1980s (I seem to remember that point coming in a previous post), and somehow the scandal of Colonel Mustard's memoirs and Lady de Braose has escaped the history books (and the Hereford Times of 1938, and even, I think, Colonel Mustard's own diary). So we don't get too worried about inventing the odd Country House.

Mind you, there is a huge list of real Herefordshire Country Houses on my Bishop of Ludlow blog, together with the families that lived in them, so its not that we don't try to recognise the historical bones.