Friday, 30 March 2012

Home Guard thoughts...

Saturday Morning 7.20 a.m.
My good friend Alfront over at his new blog has suggested I ought to get some transport etc to upgrade my fledging Home Guard. I opened the Ducal war chest yesterday and rummaged amidst the spiders to find some coins.They were sent off to buy some 20mm armed civilians,a nasty surprise for those Army Black tanks and garden with Anderson shelter/veg/ hedge etc...
Alas the few coins would not stretch (as yet) to transport but I could not resist posting these splendid photos of  Home Guard transport in ww2.Spiffing what eh?
Off soonish to a busy day revolving around monthly shopping for my mother and sundry other messages with Jan.Little hope of paint to lead/plastic I fear.Enjoy Saturday one and all!

8 comments:

  1. I never cease in my admiration of the ingenuity that went in to equipping the Home Guard. That improvised armored car in the top two photos looks the business - although I wonder how practical it would've been in a firefight. Still, it looks the ideal vehicle for AVBCW force!

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  2. First rate vehicles. Totally useless, in all probability, but they look Heath Robinsoning marvellous!

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  3. Useless, yes, funny, yes but I love them and I do wish a manufacturer would produce them in 28mm

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  4. Those are brilliant conversions. At the very least, I am sure that they gave people a sense of purpose making them.
    I wonder what the rifles are poking out of the car in e first picture? They don't look like Lee Enfleilds.

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