Monday, 21 March 2016
Socialists (1) VBCW
SO today shows my first Socialist squad who Happen to be in Kent. The figures are all Empress miniatures from the Spanish Civil War range. There is also at least one Footsore miniature from the Irish Civil War range. Most of the figures carry rifles. There is only one with a shot gun while another carries a mortar. (In the SCW Mortars were VERY rare in the early stages with only 6 in the whole country. When foreign powers got involved many more did become available). We Need not worry about that though as this is a Very British Civil War and many of those who served in WW1 would have seen them or even used them.
These have all been painted for my mate Matt and were to be used in a show game in 2 weeks time. Alas though As Matt has some family issues at the moment he has withdrawn.
Which has lead to an interesting change around. As a club we are now going to do a Hammering Iron ACW Naval game at the show, just a simple game which looks OK. It also means that I have volunteered to sort out a different game for the Autumn show we usually attend so expect to see some furious terrain building in the next few weeks! I intent to build the terrain so It can be used at the club as well as the shows and hope that it will look OK. As for what it will be I hope to get a WW2 set up finished for the PBI rules. I already have 2 American armies (why would I need 2?). Well 1 is Paratroops and the other is Infantry (but could be armoured infantry as well). So I will also have to paint a German opposition for them. I have not decided just yet if it will be Faslschrimjaeger or Wermarcht troops. I will just see what I can get cheapest and quickest and go from there.
Thanks for looking today all the best Clint