Sorry for the long break, life, gaming etc got in the way. Here some pictures of the finished mortar team, I think they've come out very well.
As I said i picked out over 100 Empress figures on ebay and have been converting them for VBCW, Giles asked on the forum (http://vbcf.freeforums.org/index.php) for a militia mortar team. I did one then a second
as well as a Vickers team. Giles bought the lot so I'm starting to make my money back which was the plan.
A lack of mortar bombs for the crews was a problem but I used cut down Bazooka rockets which did the trick.