Dismounted Noble Warriors giving it to the French

Dismounted Noble Warriors giving it to the French

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

VCBW - The Battle of Haughmond Abbey (part 2)

The battle continues -

With all factions contining to try and gain the advantage The WI ladies and Farmers Daughters Brigade arrive from Shrewsbury behind the Socialist lines and despite many offers of alliance from the socialists they soon pledge alliegance to the Anglican cause and with an 18 pdr artillery piece and a commandeered ships cannon they quickly disable the socialists Pulitov armoured car.
 The Anglican League, surprised to have reinforcements decide to advance through the woods and take the BUF defensive line head on but faced with two HMG's, an 18 pdr and infantry lined up behind a stone wall, they are soon pushed back with heavy losses.
seeing a chance to inflict more losses on the Anglicans, some brave BUF infantry decide to charge the damaged Bren Carrier but all they succeeded to do was force it backwards.
Some Socialist forces take the village of Uffington but are soon faced with an attack from the ladies of the WI, who surprisingly get the advantage and re-capture the The Corbet Arms pub, cutting off the socialists from the beer barrels

With most of the GPO milita threatened by the flamethrower tankette behind them they take refuge in and around the abbey waiting for the Socialist attack
But the expected attack is held up by one section of GPO Posties who finding themselves cut off in a farm house decide to fight to the death but with one group of Socialists pinned down and their WW1 tank bogged down, it falls upon the Russian sailors to try and force the GPO out of the farm. Fierce fighting follows but the GPO still hold on.
And so ends part 2, this is becoming at great battle and everyone involved including some who have never played VCBW before are having such a good time that we must continue this next club night.

To be continued.....

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

VBCW - The Battle of Haughmond Abbey (Part 1)

Well here goes. The battle of Haughmond Abbey, just outside Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The battlefield -
With Haughmond hill dominating the left side of the battlefield and the Abbey on the opposite side of the road, the small village of Uffington and various woods and farm buildings, tactics had be spot on.

Scenario -

With the expected arrival of Moseley and the BUF at Shrewsbury, the Anglican League and Socialist Movement sent forces to see if they could capture or kill fascist leader. Hearing this news the Royalist G.P.O. Militia set out to see if they could help Moseley and arrived the day before and set up camp at the abbey.
The Anglicans arrive late in the day, seeing the Royalist camp they turn off the main road and camp at the bottom of Haughmond Hill.

The Battle -

With the arrival of the BUF from the west and the appearance of Socialist forces from the North the first shots are fired at the Anglicans from the G.P.O mortars, as the infantry try to aid their BUF allies and also face the socialists.
 The BUF try to meet the Anglican infantry but are driven from the woods and forced to retreat back to their defensive lines
The Socialists are next to make their move, using large numbers of infantry and heavy armour they advance towards the Royalists, with their flame thrower tankette quickly knocking out the Royalist transport and a mortar section.
With the expected arrival of other forces including the WI the battle will continue next week, with the Socialists having the upper hand but anything can happen.

To be continued next club night.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

A Very British Civil War

I cannot wait till this Monday Night at the my Wargames club when a few of us will be playing our biggest VBCW game ever. My Edward supporting Royal Mail Militia will be (hopefully) teaming up with Keith and Jez's BUF (British Union of Fascists) and taking on all comers - like Mike's and Chris's Socialist forces complete with a new top secret weapon(its all hush hush apparently) and Andy's Anglican League... as well as others, also rumoured to appear on the battlefield are some Welsh riff raff (Snowdon hillmen possibly) and even a party of ladies from the WI (armed to the teeth with rifles, umbrella's and cucumber sandwiches) tho i havent got a clue which side they will join.... Might be time to unleash the power of the Royal Mail Airplane.

Should be a fun filled evening. Will take plenty of piccys and post them after Monday.  

Friday, 5 August 2011

Showing off my friends Turkish Army

Hope you like these piccys of my friends Turks.. I just love wargaming with these, so many different types of troops always make for great games. Just imagine the fun when you are under control of Morrocan Spear and Bow or a Triple Barrelled Organ Gun (pictured above)

Monday, 1 August 2011

Well my first VBCW piccys, let me know what you think. By the way its a Royal Mail Militia

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