Thursday, 31 March 2016
Marxist Guerrilla roadblock 'somewhere in West Drayton'. You can just see a shot up Panda Car top left and look for the re-commissioned T55 bottom right. There has already been a bit of a battle here the previous month.
This turned out to be because I had got a rather critical rule somewhat, uh, completely wrong.
Bring on the Broncos!
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Monday, 14 March 2016
Mad Jack Churchill by Warlord Games. He was a commander of 2nd Commando in WWII, famous for taking bagpipes, a claymore and long bow into battle.After all, a chap's got to be properly attired.
Saturday, 5 March 2016
Friday, 4 March 2016
The Lynx was a very advanced design. The world's first acrobatic helicopter, I believe it still holds the speed record. It is still a useful general purpose machine today.
These are diecast models. The Landy camo is Berlin urban circa 1990 but I like it and get bored with endless olive green. So in my fantasy world this is the camo of the AAC for urban combat in '79.
Again with Berlin urban camo, in my fantasy world the Rock Apes, the RAF Regiment, are part of the Air Corps.
Thursday, 3 March 2016
He has just finished a model of a B17 after 6 months work, including fixing some design flaws. Excellent for Bolt Action saturation bombing.
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
They have acquired some AKs, RPGs and Uzis from fraternal comrades in the Malaysian Embassy and Big Ron at the Dog & Duck public house in nearby Uxbridge.
The Polish T55 was acquired from the Engineering Department who were doing it up as a rag week stunt to attack our enemies in City University (next to Sadler's Wells).
I was a student at Brunel in the early 70s and remember the IMG well. They were very unlikely urban guerrillas but, hey, this is a fantasy.
I studied for my PhD from Brunel in the late 70s, which meant I missed meeting SF author Ken MacLeod who was a postgrad there in the mid 70s. Both of us were in Zoology: Brunel specialised in the new mathematical methods being introduced to biology: Ian was in biomechanics and I was in mathematical ecology.
Incidentally, if you want to get the atmosphere of Brunel and London in the 70s, I heartily recommend you read the Star Fraction trilogy by Ken. It starts with an explosion in the Brunel University Biology building and affectionately parodies left wing politics (and right wing). Ken was a member of Brunel's IMG at the time.
Actually, even if you are uninterested in 70s London, The Star Faction is a damn good read.