I had a conversation with Tim at the club where he expressed an interest in "A Very British Civil War" (VBCW). After a couple of very brief chats on the subject I joined the VBCW forum. I was also lucky enough to have a full day to myself. So I got busy. I think Tim wants to do VBCW in 20mm. While there is nothing wrong with this as a scale the over abundance of tank model kits puts me off as I feel it could degenerate into an arms race. Again this is fine for some games it strikes me as the wrong approach to VBCW. As I like 28mm for skirmish games I rumaged around until I found something suitable in the attic. I thought I would start with some basic troops. These figures are 28mm WW1 lowland Scots that I have quickly repainted, re-based and added appropriate VBCW arm bands. 8 figures in all that I originally bought 2nd hand on eBay (unpainted) as such I cannot be 100% sure of the manufacturer. However that is not important at this stage. You will note the arm bands, on each figures right sleeve, they clearly identify the figures as aligned to the Anglian League. The Glenn Gary hats also carry miniature George crosses which again indicate their political affiliation.
I have kept the back story of these troops vague at present until I am more immersed into the VBCW background. I chose the Anglian League simply because there is a link to a map on the VBCW forum which shows the dominant powered in that area and the SE of England is mostly Anglian League (at least on the surface). Below the surface any faction could be active and small unit actions between any faction seem possible. Granted there is less likely to be Cornish Independence Party members but there could be a Kent Independence Party (Kent was a separate Kingdom back in the Dark ages, along with Wessex and Mercia) so should players really want to fight for Cornish Independence there is no reason for them not to. Likewise all other political parties could potentially be worked into the background dependant on what club players want.
There are a few more of this unit to finish and I hope to have them done by the time I Post on this blog again on Friday. Until then, thanks for reading take care and try not to do too many impressions of "Giraffes on roller skates" in the snow and Ice!.