VBCW 1938

2023 Gaming Plans – looking ahead

Having spoken about my gaming experience 2022 let’s look ahead at 2023. All this is very much planned in pencil as work and life might send all kinds of surprises. UNIT I aim to keep running and playing in the #unitcampaign . We have Matt’s Operation Secret Garden in the New Year with the Monday […]

Grogmeet 22 Thoughts

So my 7th Grogmeet rolled round for the trip to mordor and fanboy3 and environs for a weekend of quality gaming and chat. Grogmania This years GM speed dating event was as mega city one perps committing mayhem in 30 minute bursts with different GMs. We got to fix fatty eating competitions, loot sugar, smuggle […]

VBCW 1938 Peace Conference Game

I have run three sets of convention games set in the VBCW 1938 wargaming alternate history. The Liverbird has Landed rescuing secret agent George Formby from imprisonment in Peckfortom Castle. Ran in 2017. Cross of Irn Bru. my 2019 con game where pilots protected the Isle of Msn from RAF attack to keep supply lines […]

All Welsh Battalion (VBCW 1938)

All Welsh Battalion (VBCW 1938)

Part of the Celtic tigers division LiverpoolWelsh Free Church Council Fusiliers – 3 Stands military rifle – including command former encyclopaedia salesmen and French foreign legionnaire Dai Gueste. Welsh Republican Army in Exile – 2 Stands SMG Free Druid Army – 1 Stand Rifle Welsh Communist Party – 1 Stand Rifle and/or Workers for a […]

Very British Civil War 1938 Slide Show

A slide show of photos from Very British Civil War battles we’ve fought.

The Joy of Bases

Listening to Douglas and Dragons I found it intriguing listening to a group discussing how to covert a conquered drugs warehouse into a base with conversations about decor, layout and who was taking which room. This got me thinking. Most of my recent games have featured ‘carousel’ parties where different characters drop in and out. […]

48 Hour VBCW Campaign

Do you fully perhaps excessively complicated wargame but one must feel worth the effort What I intend a mix of kreigspiel, tabletop wargame and political crisis game. This could be potentially setting any background but the particular example I will set in the Very British civil War 1938 (VBCW) background. Taking as the broader theatre the […]

A Monkey on my back

Okay I’ve not posted anything on her for a month. This is a consequence of a few things in real life but also a more general malaise. Much as I enjoy worldbuilding it’s feeling a bit empty with no actual gaming in the last 6 months. The sandboxes I create are essentially empty without a […]

The Liverpool Free State Campaign

This is just a bit of background on the wargames we’re (me & Jim) have played on Tuesday nights. First of all here’s a modern Map of the Ormskirk area http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=ormskirk&rlz=1I7GGLL_en-GB&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Ormskirk,+Lancashire&gl=uk&ei=Q9wdTLTgB9SF4QbWgeGCDg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA We do have a 1924 Map were using for this campaign of Liverpool and the surrounding areas but I’m unsure of the legal ramifications […]

Royalist/Fascist Forces

Here’s a few notes on the forces trying to destroy the Liverpool Free State. Again very much a work in progress: