David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Open Fire!

In the last three or four weeks I've been adding some support and heavy weapons to my VBCW forces. I've already featured the Stokes mortar and crew, together with the Leach catapult, crew and bomb making vignette; now I've finished the 18lb quick fire gun and crew. They all have civilian looking crew figures from Reiver Castings as I wanted them to be interchangeable between the various factions and forces in my games set in and around Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire, as well as popping up in 1940 Operation Zeelowe or Blandings games. The mortar and catapult are from Great War Miniatures, but the provenance of the 18lb gun is a mystery, perhaps Renegade? Its certainly not the guns sold by either GWM or Woodbine Designs.









































A reprise of the earlier heavy weapons ~








































And all together ~














The Reiver civilians look, I think, surprisingly good, given that I thought them a little on the 'primitive' side as sculpts. I don't mean to be scathing there, rather to say they remind me of figures from an earlier time, when the world and I were younger!

10 comments:

  1. Lovely work David! What's the piece in the 2nd to last pic?

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    1. Thank you,Ray! It's a Leach Trench Catapult (1915). The model is sold by GWM but I think Woodbine do it as well. The figures in the rear base are Woodbine's Bomb Makers set from 1914-18.

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  2. A fine array of heavy weapons Mr. B.

    Those Reiver civvies are just the ticket and have come out a treat.

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    1. Thank you Phil. They provided the look I was after for this part of the project!

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  3. Very nice work David it looks like it will be raining lead soon!

    Christopher

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    1. The next game will probably be in December now Christopher.

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  4. They all look great together 😀

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    1. Thanks Matt! I'm quietly pleased by them.

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  5. Hi David I think the gun is by renegade miniatures

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    1. You may be right Gary, but I've not seen one myself.

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