Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Finished terrain and some BUF Troops in the Line

A fortnight ago I started on some 'credit card' scenery. Well its 'lates' week again and I've managed to finish them off.

Trench System and HQ dugout
From the Front
(forgot to paint the tank traps)

Some Terrain!

It was my week of lates so last weekend I prepped and undercoated a box of plastic WW1 'Doughboys' to paint up. However the Viscountess and the Lord had other things planned. Monday saw me spending the morning transporting trash to the tip; Tuesday and Wednesday was spent under medical attention sorting out my drug regimen and blood tests, they weren't able to stop my heart last week as my blood was too thick. So no painting. I did manage to grab a couple of hours a day for our hobby and to put together some bits of terrain.  All built on credit card size bits of plastic and off cuts. All require painting and finishing.

Ditto from the Front

A Trench with Tank Traps

Cards, sliced in half, ripped up sponge to hedging 

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A Terraced Housing Build (last Part)

Final day of lates and I want to finish this build.

The rear of the property is done like the front. Pins hold the build together whilst the glue sets.

Stirrers and matches add the step and window ledges.

A background of roof tiles photocopied and reenforced with wooden stirrers. Some chimneys scavenged from another card model.

Bamboo skewers for down pipes
The finished piece. I'm fairly happy with it but it is allot of work for something that WWG or Stol would do which could be done in a third of the time. Would it be any easier to make a pre-bought model? I can't be bothered to base it yet, even if I do. 

I think that will do for building at the moment and I'll get to painting up some figures next.

Thanks for all your comments guys, most appreciated.

It's looking remarkably like spring here. No rain and the sun's shinning!

Take care. Lorcan.

A Facinating Read!

Now I was brought up in England by Irish parents. I spent most of my holidays in a small seaside town just south of Dublin with my Grandparents. My Grandfather was an avid reader and this was passed on. Anyway I found a number of books in my Mum's attic, the above being one of them. There is another about Cork's story and there may be others.

The point I'm getting to is that the tales within these pages are a veritable mine of information for VBCW, and at a stretch zombie gaming. Living off the land, ambushing the enemy (whether they be bands of gangers or organised enemy). Limited food, ammunition and surviving on your wits.

It's not a great piece of literature but it is written by educated people who know how the English language works and it has a great deal of charm in that respect.

If you are interested in the inter-war period and the VCBW ethos it's well worth attempting to get hold of from your library. I would suggest an internet book stall but then I saw the price that was being asked!

Good luck out there. Note to self 'get a bloody zombie game done!!"


How it started.

Well I got bitten by the 'there's something better' bug and have been tempted by 'A Very British Civil War!'

Members of the Cheshire Division

As such my Zombie gaming has slid a bit and the 'Long Rifle' project has stalled completely.

Wirral Volunteers in Training

Now as I have no rules for this period I spent the week writing my own. 'Bolsheviks Do Not Play Cricket!' This was allot more difficult and time consuming then I thought when I embarked on it. Well I completed them today and they're an IGOUGO; HG Wells, Charles Grant, Donald Featherstone style d6 romp. I must admit I found the experience very rewarding and good escapism.

Army of Liverpool Unload a Shipment of AC's

In my defence, I do have a start as my current project is set in that time frame and I have a couple of boxes of unpainted figures, plus my civilians fit.

How long will this sideline last? I've got to, at least, play test my rules. The Six Nations starts this weekend! Will I get a zed  game in?

Tune in next week for more of Lorcan's Fickle World.

Thanks for reading. Try and keep dry.


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Well I've finally bitten the bullet and started a second blog. This one devoted to VBCW. I found that blogging really helped drive my previous project and I hope this will do the same.

Inially I will be building up my forces and scenery and then blogging batreps when I get going with this.

This corner of the new civil war takes place on 'The Wirral' peninsula. Hence the odd picture above.

There have been various VCBW posts on my other blog 'Plastic Zombie' (, which I want to transfer to here, any ideas how this can be done?

Anyway; I hope you enjoy my project and I look forward to hearing and getting to know you all better.