Saturday 30 March 2013

From My Work Bench

4 Royalists
 I've been putting the Easter break to good use by finishing some figures. 4 for my Royalists, 3 BUF boy soldiers, 1 Musketeer IWI and 1 warlord.
 The Royalists are 3 Empress and 1 Musketeer, all 4 have had head swaps. The Musketeer figure is a Black and Tan figure which didn't fit in with any of my units. So a quick head swap and a repaint, now he can be added to the Royalists.
3 BUF boy soldiers
 The BUF boy soldiers started out as Brigade Games Chinese, all 3 have had head swaps using Gripping Beast French Marines heads. Gripping Beast heads are a bit smaller than Empress so look better on these figures. They started out with Mauser rifles, but as you can see I've changed 2 for Lee Enfield's and 1 for a Tommy gun. The Enfields make the figures look smaller, so add to the 'boy soldier' look. There are some photo's of the Brigade figures next to some Musketeer elsewhere in my blog.
1 Warlord and 1 Musketeer
The last 2 figures are untouched, I was going to do some weapon swaps, but in the end just wanted to get them finished as they are going on to ebay.

Saturday 2 March 2013

2nd Battle of Bagdworth

As I didn't get a result the first time I fought this game, I put it on a second time with the Leighton Buzzard club. 
The fighting centered around Badgworth Court which held out for most of the day.

The main table, looking towards the A38
It was a good game. The Anglican's talked themselves in to defending the walls of Badgworth Court and not the trenches. They did put an HMG to cover the T junction, but didn't support it. As they tried to pull the HMG back the crew were killed.
The Royalists then knocked out the Rolls Royce armoured car. That put the Anglican League on to the back foot and they never recovered.

Royalists advance past Badgworth Court, as their Boys AT gun fires at the Rolls A/Car 

Soon to be dead Rolls A/Car
 Nick arrived late and bought on some Anglican League reinforcements but couldn't stop the BUF/Royalist advance. Steph couldn't hit the BUFs tank as it moved in front of the court. The tank then smashed it's way in followed by some infantry.
Nick's Anglican reforcements

BUF enter Badgworth Court
 At the back of the court the Royalists charged in and a mass punch up followed.
All the players enjoyed the game and they are now 3 new VBCW armies being planned in the club.
This battle ends my north Somerset campaign for the time being, the next game will be in the south between Crewkerne  and Yeovil.
Royalist/Anglican League punch up