Friday, January 25, 2013

Thinking about "A Very British Civil War"

After reading several blogs and battle reports about the gaming genre known as "A Very British Civil War" (VBCW), I thought that I would look further into this, to me, fairly new bit of imagi-nationing.

My first step was to get a copy of Paul Eaglestone's A World Aflame: Interwar Wargame Rules, 1918-39 published by Osprey.  My dealer friend (and Army comrade) Rudy Nelson of Time Portal Hobbies was finally able to procure a copy for me.  I finished reading through it today and have been intrigued by the possibilities of not only using this for VBCW, but also for our Back-of-Beyond China armies.  Usually we use Larry Brom's The Sword to Adventure, available from Sergeants3.  But AWA will give us a more "granular" game than TSTA.

The next step was to see what sort of troops I could throw together from what I have on-hand.  And actually I could get a nice little force, from East Bergholt, Suffolk [edit - location changed].

The Squire of East Bergholt and his cronies (and cronyettes) of the East Bergholt Hunt Club.  The Squire has done his share of hunting in Africa and has surrounded himself with like-minded hunters and huntresses.
The East Bergholt Civic Guard is composed of some of the Baron's retainers and respected citizens of East Bergholt.  They have great loyalty to the Squire and to their small village.
And finally, the East Bergholt constabulary, led by Detective Inspector Foyle.
That's all for now.  We'll see how things go.


J Womack, Esq. said...

Actually, add a couple of TA loaners with Lewis guns, and you ahve the makings of a fine VBCW force there.

Witteridderludo said...

Another of those "Ooh, shiny!" moments :-)

tradgardmastare said...

Welcome to the glorious madness!

ColCampbell50 said...

That's exactly what started this madness, an "Ohh, shiny" when I saw some Carden Loyd carriers painted up for VBCW.


VolleyFireWargames said...

Played this in Scotland 2 years ago - It was a blast!!