Monday, 28 December 2015

From ClintB - Albitine Flag bearers (46 Points)

 Well here are some 28mm Very British Civil War (VBCW) Albitine Flag bearers. 6 Banner carriers and 2 extra officer types.

One thing we cottoned on to in our club is that unless the uniforms were distinctly different Just changing the guy carry any unit flags then the troops could be used for several different factions.

As a Result these are all Albertine Faction which support the monarchy in a VBCW. Consequently  these may be swapped out if a different faction is being played. Yes Okay we are cheapskates I admit it.

As these figures are painted for my Friend Matt I cannot tell you where they all originate. My job is just to slap paint on them.

Clearly It is a very windy and blustery day as all the flags are flapping in different directions, but once on the table top no one will notice of care enough to make a derisive comment. Flags do seem to make a difference in VBCW as they add a lot of pageantry and heraldry to the otherwise dull camo figures. It all makes the table top looks better and that can only be a good thing!

The flag staffs are sharp pointy and do stick in flesh! I know this from experience, but this time out no blood was spilt despite  a few finger jambs!


Two extra officers are also included for 8 figures in all. But they do not carry finger stabbers erhm... I mean flag poles. All the Flags are by Peter Barfield. All I had to do was cut them out and stick them on and while it does take some minutes  the 6 were probably cut and fixed in under 40 minutes. So no Complaints as nothing was badly impaled!


The last picture contains them all together along with an extra figure which I was attempting to colour match. The fact that he does not leap out make it seem that colour and tone will pass at least on a dark and heavily overcast day. I will check again in bright sunlight (should we get any) just to make sure.

It is very likely that I will be doing more VBCW figures for Matt before to long.

Thanks for looking and more on the Challenge soon.

Nice work Clint! I think the use of flags in 20th century gaming is wonderfully anachronistic, hearkening back to an age of heroes - I really like the look of them.  What rules do you use for VBCW?

These Albitinians(?!) and their brave banners will give Clint 46 points. Well done and God Save the King!

27 comments:

  1. Seems I'm not the only one painting VBCW at the moment, nor working on flags! Your idea about swapping out colour parties is one we use too and to great effect. Nice work Clint, these really look the business...

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    1. Thanks Millsy. That is it for VBCW for at least a week, maybe 2. I am sure you are painting a vast Horde so I look forward to seeing them soon.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. It is nice to put some colour on the 20th Century battlefield.

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  3. Even though VBCW has no appeal to me as a game I have loved watching you paint these armies Clint and these are a great addition.

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    1. Thank you Adam. The joy of VBCW is that no one has actually died being as it is all fictional and therefore Fantasy!

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    1. THank you Martin. The stabby pike wee a right pain literally! But flags do add much needed colour to the tabletop.

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  5. VBCW has always been tempting, but "fortunately" I don't think I'd have any takers for opponents so I don't need to worry. Great job and I like flags wherever they are to add colour.

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    1. Thank you Urn. VBCW is not for everyone. I fell into the period almost by accident. One think I know about wargamers is that if you paint it they will play!

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  6. Curt:- The rules we use are "Chain of Command" by the "Too Fat Lardies!" They allow for platoon sized engagements which is about right for table size and 28mm figures in my opinion. They also seem more realistic than say "Bolt Action"

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    1. Thanks Loki. Just had an email from Matt the flag poles need trimming as too tall. Well better to cut things off than stick them on!

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  8. Great job Clint, you are certainly getting through the miniatures at the moment.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Slowed to a stop this day as I have to go shopping to buy some grog!

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  9. The Color Guard look really nice, Clint. Perhaps not practical in modern arms, but a wonderful splash of color and movement! ;)

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    1. Thank you David. It all looks good on the table

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  10. I think banner carriers for "modern" gaming is a great idea. Top notch banners and figures.

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    1. Thank you Sean. It is a VBCW thing. Units with banners get a bonus as do ones in colourful uniforms! Not very sensible but it is only a game.

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  11. Lovely work, good to see so many together

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian. Nothing quite so colourful for a while.

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    1. Thank you Juan. Fantasy figures next. Maybe before "Nostalgia" bonus round.

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  13. Wow, weird! Wonderfully weird, that is. :)

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  14. These will be great on the tabletop!

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