Sunday, 15 November 2015

VBCW Spode's Blackshorts - Mechanised Platoon





I have finished a 12 unit army of Spodes Blackshorts: mechanised platoon.

Spode, Viscount of Sidcup and would be dictator of Britain, is able to acquire the very best equipment from Mosley's BUF. To whit:

Command Section: Strike Leader Egbert 'Eggy' Phipps-Prinkle with standard bearer, radio-man, and Jaguar command vehicle.

Three Storm Sections each of: Storm Leader with Tommy Gun, VB grenade launcher, bren-gun team and four riflemen.

Support Weapons: Two inch mortar, and bren-gun team.

Artillery: 18 pdr medium howitzer with bren-gun armed van serving as a prime mover.

Open-Topped armoured lorry with fire ports to lift a storm section.

Improvised armoured car with bren-gun.

Vickers 6 ton light tank armed with a 3pdr light howitzer and a coaxial mg.

Hornet medium C tank armed with a 6pdr naval medium anti-tank gun, various mgs and the platoon mascot spot.

I think you will agree that these will present a fearsome challenge to the Chatham Soviet

20 comments:

  1. A dangerous bunch to be sure. Love the insignias on the vehicles. I am confident that the Peoples' Soviet of Chatham can repel them in the name of the Revolution.

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  2. Espiecally if they are able to sow dissension in the pants with knowledge of Spode's private business arrangements!

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  3. I love the dog on top of the tank! A really nice looking force you have there old chap:)

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    1. Spot is the platoon mascot. He's a water spaniel, you know.

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  4. Slightly too many vehicles for my liking but there is no vehicle I would do without. They all look Smashing.

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    1. Thanks Clint. The Soviet are more on foot.

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  5. Good to see the British knee on the march once more!

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    1. Spode's policies include giving each citizen at birth a British–made bicycle and umbrella, widening the rails of the entire British railway network, so sheep may stand sideways on trains, the banning of the import of foreign root-vegetables and the compulsory, scientific measurement of all male knees.

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  6. Huzzah! A fearsomely knobbly crew indeed.

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    1. The British knee is strong, the British knee is muscular.

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  7. This force totally needs a WW1 surplus Sopwith Camel or Snipe to act as a spotter to round out the ecclectiveness of it all

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