We are back in Cumberland 1939. The Royalist forces in and around Carlisle have been amassing a sizeable force with a view to pushing the Albertine forces back towards the coast. Alberts' Army of West Cumberland has been getting a little too close to comfort for the people of Carlisle and have had the audacity to carry out a number of localised but high profile raids into Royalist controlled territory (see previous reports under VBCW).
To facilitate the 'Spring Offensive' The Border Regiment has been training new recruits and building stocks of ammunition. Although their true objective is as yet unknown they have started the campaign with a series of probing attacks around Thursby.
|The start of the 'Spring Offensive'|
Note we have some new forces, a new campaign and an objective. I was contacted by Simon at Solway Crafts and Miniatures asking if I would put on a demonstration game at Albanich 2016 (Dumfries Show Sat 12th March this year), I have been thinking about this for a while so it was the perfect excuse to have a go at a demo game. Plans are well in place although I have quite a bit to complete. The game at the show will form part of the Spring Offensive which giving time will develop further before March ! in fact I am quite excited. I will blog more of the preparation and of course the Battles for Crofton Hall and Micklethwaite which have already been fought.