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Author Topic: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game  (Read 883 times)

Offline jp1885

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After disobeying orders in the battle of Leominster, Eustace Spode and his Blackshorts have been persona non grata as of late. So it must come as no surprise to find them shipped off to West Wales in a preparatory raid, prior to a larger landing on the Welsh coast.

Eustace thus found himself marching on the village of Llareggub. But he was not alone…

Thankfully, the platoon on Spode’s right flank were fellow royalists, so a gentleman’s agreement was quickly forged (backed up by a Fascisti section and some mortar spotters hanging around the rear).

While the police of Llareggub tangled with the other interlopers, the Spode and his new friends raced towards the village, picking up objective tokens (and tokens mean points!) along the way.

Eventually they engaged the police, forcing them back into the village. After an ill-timed tea break, Spode's troops raced to capture the final token, only to be charged by another of the platoons (a mob of Welshmen).

Still, when the tokens were totted up (some were worth more points than others), Spode just managed to squeak through a win!

It was a great game. Lots of fun! Thanks to Leadboy, Roo, Jon and Genialjim for a cracking day!
« Last Edit: October 04, 2022, 08:00:14 PM by jp1885 »

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2022, 07:41:20 PM »
Excellent looking game as usual, Old Sport - I do miss my involvement in the campaign. That’s a very busy looking board you’re fighting on; it must have made for a cracking game.

Doug

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Re: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2022, 08:00:36 PM »
Cheers Doug - it was great fun.

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Re: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 08:21:10 PM »
Quite impressive looking!
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Re: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 10:33:32 AM »
Thanks!

Offline Triarii

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Re: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2022, 08:32:59 PM »
Looks good, really nice set-up. What rules did you use?
We are where we are.

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Re: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2022, 05:49:02 AM »
Thanks! We used the ‘Went the Day Well?’ rules.

Offline leadboy

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Re: VBCW Blackshorts in Wales - Shots from the Herefordshire Big Game
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2022, 06:57:00 AM »
The full, previously untold story is now up on the Hereford VBCW Blog in blazing technicolour
(and, in the usual way, a number of parts). Start here:

https://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/2022/10/autumn-big-game-2022-part-one.html

JP's Blackshorts won the day, while Jon C's North Walians went down as the most evil force in
HerefordVBCW history - although, as we were actually fighting in West Wales (for obscure reasons)
that may not matter overmuch....

We seem to be going through a bit of "Spodemania" at the moment, discovering a new personality
figure for the great man (or his nephew, Eustace) to add to Rob B's wonderful conversion from the
last Big Game, and doing lots of uniform research for anyone contemplating adding a section of
P.G.Wodehouse's infamous Blackshorts to their VBCW Forces:

https://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/2022/09/shiny-stuff-spode.html
https://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/2022/09/spode-uniform-references.html

Enjoy!






 

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