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Author Topic: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021  (Read 3290 times)

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2022, 02:01:46 PM »
Cultists and part of the platoon command squad. Looks like the satin varnish went a tad shiny, will have t try again :-(

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2022, 02:04:55 PM »
And now, hopefully, the right way up . . .

Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2022, 02:55:14 PM »
Oooh, cultists, lovely! Haven't had cultists in the
campaign before and need to think of plot lines....
Lots of eccentrics in Herefordshire, and lots of
Country Houses 'disused' since the start of the Civil War!

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2022, 06:45:08 PM »
‘We luvvz a Cultist, we do!’ ‘Have you a minute to talk about our Lord & Master Great Cthulhu?’

The plan is to add two squads of  ‘villagers’ to make up the platoon. Just need to sort out a few more bodies for the platoon HQ. Busy squirrelling through the loft for suitable volunteers :-)

Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2022, 09:34:52 AM »
Know the feeling only too well.....Sir Gilbert Hill of the Hereford VBCW and Borsetshire (DougEM4) is the man for villagers and irregulars and other such types - his blog has his VBCW journey starting here -

https://velodoug.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/sir-gilbert-hills-volunteers-aka-the-golden-valley-invincibles/

and lots of other stuff, too, including Borsetshire Thruppets! Cheers.

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2022, 08:14:15 AM »
Hah! Just had a look at his page - those Morris Fanatics look very intimidating!

I’m afraid my Villagers are not as comely as his - I piacked up a job lot of ‘19th century civilians’ which turned out to be mostly Irregular Miniatures Old West types. A suitable ‘paint job conversion’ and some spare weapons from the Warlord (?) plastic Zombie Survivor set, and off we go. Should finish the basic paint job today, inshallah. The intention is to paint/varnish, then add the weapons later for ease of removal for when they have a less warlike role.

The good news is that I’ve found some ready volunteers for the brave band from my Lead Pile, so now I have the full 35 figure platoon :-)

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2022, 03:10:31 PM »
Progress!
Both extra sections done, just some differentiation for the bases to make clear which unit is which. The remaining three members of the platoon HQ to the front - sniper, runner and cantiniere. Not sure what to do with the ‘hanged man’.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2022, 03:12:29 PM by Moriarty »

Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2022, 04:18:20 PM »
Lovely! Are you doing LMGs for your infantry sections? And we all
await your Platoon Leader and 2 i/c (SNCO, normally) with full
VBCW backstory!!

PS. Re the Hanged Man, if nothing better occurs in the interim, you've
given me an idea for a future 'Modelling Challenge" as I have a BUF
Executioner somewhere in the painting queue. So keep him safe for
that!

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2022, 05:41:01 PM »
No lmg’s, these are not that organised :-) I’ll get the unit ID features put on the bases, then post the whole.

If you have a use for the Hanged Man, your’e welcome to it - the best I can think of is in a ‘wicker man’, but it’s a bit more than I care to take on!

Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2022, 09:49:30 AM »
No worries Moriarty. Looking forward to the complete Platoon!

Re. the Hanged Man, no, I meant you hold on to him to use in a future
Modelling Challenge! My BUF Executioner carries a big axe and would
regard use of the rope as rather...well...too merciful. No doubt inspiration
will strike in due course as to the proper place for a "hanged man".

Cheers.

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2022, 11:29:50 AM »
The full ‘Cultist’ platoon: HQ with officer, standard, runner, sniper and cantiniere; ‘household’ squad, ‘villager’ squad (yes, they killed Kenny) and ‘farm-hand’ squad. Not sure what the standard will be, yet.

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2022, 11:55:47 AM »
Good looking platoon, Moriarty. Sir Gilbert Hill would approve. Enjoy the game - you’ll love it. I doubt I’ll make it - I’m rather busy with Sir Rufus Pitt-Bulstrode and his trials and tribulations in Borsetshire.

Doug
aka Sir Gilbert Hill
« Last Edit: January 24, 2022, 06:51:58 PM by Doug ex-em4 »

Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2022, 04:32:46 PM »
And the Spring Big Game 2022 is on for 26th March....

http://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/

Look forward to seeing the Platoon in action!

Offline Roo

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2022, 06:51:55 PM »
Speaking as a man who knows Sir Gilbert there is not much he doesn’t approve of…that said for once I find myself in agreement a fine selection of folks for for battle! Doug…Stokkies send his regards from Anglican captivity…still

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Autumn Big Game 2021
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2022, 07:26:03 PM »
Speaking as a man who knows Sir Gilbert there is not much he doesn’t approve of…that said for once I find myself in agreement a fine selection of folks for for battle! Doug…Stokkies send his regards from Anglican captivity…still

One thing he doesn’t approve of is biltong chewing colonials which is why he ensures their incarceration whenever he encounters them… :D

However being an English gentleman, once the Boer is safely locked away, he responds with a heart "What-Ho" to Stokkies salutations….!

Doug

 

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