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Author Topic: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023  (Read 2442 times)

Offline leadboy

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Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« on: January 15, 2023, 10:56:18 AM »
The Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023 ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") will take place at the Burley Gate Village Hall, Herefordshire, from 10am - 5pm on Saturday 25th February 2023. Can Sir Charles Tite-Wadde, Bt. and his "Collective Corporate Guard" save the newly built Cadbury's Factory, Marlbrook, from the strange variety of armies - Anglicans, Communists and Social Democrats (or Democratic Socialists, dependent upon whom you speak to)  - heading in its direction? What is the connection between Marlbrook, 1938 and The Alamo, 1836? Can Major Everard, C-in-C of Government forces "sally forth and save the day" from his existing defensive positions atop Dinmore Hill? And what's the latest campaign gossip from the City & County Dining and Refreshment Rooms? All this and more is exclusively revealed (well, discussed anyway) on the blog:

https://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/search/label/Spring%20Big%20Game%202023

If any LAF member wants to come along to join in, just drop me a PM ! All welcome and all sorts of VBCW armies available...

Offline Plynkes

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2023, 11:16:27 AM »
I grew up near that chocolate factory. As a small child I was always disappointed that we never got a glimpse of Willy Wonka, and there were never any golden tickets handed out.  :)


Good to see the Burley Gate mafia are still at it.


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Upon our prey we steal...

Offline jp1885

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2023, 04:57:58 PM »
Eustace Spode is particularly partial to Cadbury’s Dairy Milk. He’s dusting off his shorts as I type.

Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2023, 07:06:36 AM »
Plynkes - Afraid we had to leave Willy Wonka out of the scenario - somehow, post the film, he just seems too American and, of course, we insist on everything being Very British...Still, golden tickets, there's an idea....

JP1885 - Excellent news! Trust Eustace Spode is enjoying his new accommodation in Hay-on-Wye! https://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/2023/01/campaign-gossip-back-to-city-and-county.html


Offline Plynkes

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2023, 09:02:27 AM »
I see the Lead Adventure Plynkes figure has joined your grubby little band of fascists. Not sure whether to take that as a compliment or an insult.

That figure always was destined to end up in a setting like this, I fear. I think he was born to it, he always did look like a Blackshort thug. And he's properly local for Herefordshire VBCW, so good choice.  :)








Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2023, 10:18:05 AM »
Plynkes, praise/blame JP1885 for that one - his figure choice! BTW, if it's any consolation, Eustace Spode is doing rather well in the campaign at the moment!

Offline jp1885

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2023, 05:29:17 PM »
Hey, I wanted a cool miniature in shorts and he fitted the bill! :D

Offline leadboy

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2023, 09:18:50 AM »
We're up to 9 players now, ideally looking for a 10th to play a dastardly, hard-line Communist......
(Communist Platoon available for any guinea pig happy volunteer without same)
Oh, and I've put details of this year's Modelling Challenge up on the blog:
https://hereford1938avbcwtng.blogspot.com/2023/01/modelling-challenge-2023-technicals.html

Offline Roo

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2023, 07:40:15 AM »
Safe journeys to the venue gents and may the highest cards & dice win!

Offline jp1885

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2023, 09:00:07 PM »
An excellent day's gaming sir!
My photos are on the 1938 VBCW Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1938VBCW/permalink/9099643953442200/ for the perusal of interested parties.

Offline giles the zog

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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2023, 12:08:24 PM »
A good day indeed, even though I managed to get into a bottleneck that prevented my advance thanks to a series of diabolical dice rolls.

Oh and hydrophobic sailors who refused to cross a river !

Currently sifting the photos now that the car has fuel, my stomach has fuel and the cats are appeased.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2023, 12:11:30 PM by giles the zog »
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Re: Hereford 1938 VBCW Spring Big Game 2023
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2023, 10:04:18 AM »
A great start for my Company of St Michael, representing the Anglican League. Hopefully next time I'll roll some better dice with my various artillery. I'm looking forward to the next game in the campaign.
Sir Henry Bullshott, Keeper of Ancient Knowledge

 

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