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