Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Battle for Scruton : VBCW

I was invited over to the Old Guard Wargamers club in Scruton to play a VBCW game at the weekend. You can see more detail on Martin's28mmheros and Dave's blog One man and his brushes I received a very warm welcome and we had a good time and whilst my small force of Cumberland Royalists didn't make many friends across the Pennines it was nice to play a game where laughter was in much evidence. Here are a few shots of the game. I hope to be back soon πŸ˜€
The lads from Cumberland arrive...looking for allies and the promised beer !
A mixed force of thirsty men !
A shot from behind Lord Scruton's position the objective, the pub is half way down the table beyond the terrace block
Advancing across the fields but coming under fire from a mixed force of cricketers and local sportsmen apparently unhappy that we might steal their beer !
Having built an alliance with Lord Scruton's local Facist force they go and double cross us a lucky shot taking out our armoured car 'Bessie'
No mans land is no place for a game of football despite the offer of the PortVale Football team !
Much fighting was going on around the whole table, mainly monks, postmen and a range of Communists
That ploughed field is where the Penrith Militia had once been ! Wiped out from behind by Lord Scruton......revenge will be had !
By the end the Cumberland forces were dwindling and although the mortar was very effective at hitting the pub it repeatedly failed to kill the occupants
The objective, being filmed during the battle ! Eventually the sportsmens wife's snatched the pub resumably Gin and tonics all round ?
We had a great time, Martin had pulled out all the stops to put on a great game........I will be returning across the Pennines later in the year πŸ˜€

16 comments:

  1. great to have you over, glad to enjoyed it, they are a good, if traitorous bunch

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    1. Obviously Martin takes credit for the game πŸ˜€

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  3. VBCW in the best tradition!

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    1. Thanks and yes very much in the spirit of VBCW not is perhaps quite evident is the village hall which is close to the pub is the building in which the game was being played....a nice touch !

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  4. It really did look like a wonderful game.

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  5. It was great to meet you Matt , looking forward to the next one

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    1. Thanks Dave I hope to keep my engagement with the Old Guard πŸ˜€

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  6. Don't think we got to speak on the day, Matt. I'll see you on Saturday at Penrith

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    1. Yes I think we were all too busy shooting each other in the back ! Hopefully see you Saturday πŸ™‚

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  7. Smashing stuff! Enjoyment is the name of the game.

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