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!