Tuesday 31 May 2011

Extracts from '1938, Somerset's Secret War' by Dick Skeggs

Finished sniper in the Wedmore game

Mrs Ook (not her real name) was another great find. Her cake shop (called Mrs Ook’s) not only had the best shortbread biscuits in the west country, but her upstairs tea room over looked the BUF offices in Bristol. From here I could watch all the comings and goings in comfort, with a nice cup of tea. The tea shop quickly became an extension of the BUF canteen and Mrs Ook always had some great titbits of conversation for me. Mr Ook had fallen fowl of the BUF very early in their rise to power and now served as a platoon commander in the SFF. With Mr Ook safe, Mrs Ook did all she could to help us. It was from here I worked on the plan to kill Lord Winterfield.
Mix of BEF and Empress Miniatures also in the Wedmore game

Sunday 8 May 2011

This Week

Anglican League anti-tank rifle
This has been a good week, I've got 12,500 words written for a SFF source book. I spoke to Simon and only need about 10,000. I'm going to keep writting and see what I've got later in the year.
Anglican League take the garage
 Friday nights game was a 3 sided game Anglican League (Allan), BUF (me) and SFF (Jim). Jim's armoured lorry had broken down and he need to get to the garage for some spares. Allan got there first as Jim made it in to the pub.
I had 1 Anglican League and 1 SFF section pinned down as I tried to advance up the table.
SFF command group advance on the pub
 Allan charged the pub and lost 1 man to a petrol bomb. A fight started outside the pub that finished up inside the pub, with the SFF losing a standard!
Fight ontside the pub
 Allan hit my armoured car with the anti-tank rifle. He didn't damage it, but the driver failed a pluck test and nearly crached in to a barn.
BEF Belgian Chasseurs Ardennais and Empress SCW figures
 Got 10 figures from BEF miniatures on Saturday. As you can see they're a bit bigger than Empress and Musketeer. They are very nice figures and I can't wait to put some paint on them.
Figure with sniper rifle
 I did brake the end off 1 of the rifles so swoped it for a sniper rifle. I also did a swop on an Empress figure to give the SFF a sniper as well.
Converted Empress figure