VBCW 1938

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:

Raid on Parbold Bridges – The Battle

Liverpool forces coem from the left hand side of table and must escape to the side. Government forces can come from any table edge right of the hedgerow lined road. ‘A’ Company IRA advanced on the railway bridge with Colonel Meaney, a late addition bodyguard unit alledgedly supported by ‘D’ Company than spent the entire […]

The Parbold Railway Bridge Raid Forces

The Parbold Railway Bridge Raid To interrupt supplies to the Government forces besieging Ormskirk the Free State forces have launched a daring raid to destroy the railway and 2 road bridges at Parbold. In so doing they’ll disrupt supplies to the Government forces to the West including those involved in the Canal offensive and trying […]

Police Field Forces

These are counter-insurgency forces formed from concentrations of police formed in field forces to perform security functions in the rear of their forces. The police tend to be poorer armed than many militias featuring more shotguns and handguns. They also tend to be green (militia) quality, they may be good police but the majority will […]