Tuesday, 27 July 2021

As requested- Planes!

 Here are some more pictures of the A.F.C, including planes...






Monday, 26 July 2021

1930’s Albion Flying Corps

 Albion’s finest here just off the painting table. Some are in pith helmets back from warmer climes. The Albion Flying Corps ( A.F.C) are in a mix of uniforms, some in puttees and some in trousers. They include a machine gunner, bomber and rifle armed figures for defending airfields as well as ground crew.




Sunday, 25 July 2021

Woodland walking

 I haven’t been up the woods for ages , sort of got out of the habit. So l went up there today and explored another part of them. I was taken with the information boards and felt they would certainly add to the experience of walkers. Some pictures:







The Hundred: what say you?

 Much to my surprise I have been really enjoying the Hundred. I wasn’t sure before it started but it has won me over, no pun intended. Different in feel from other formats but very engaging. Still love to listen to Test and County matches on the wireless though.



Saturday, 24 July 2021

Friday, 23 July 2021

Blind Hugh : he’s part of the punt gun crew.

 Here are the punt gun crew, members of the Albion rural militia. Blind Hugh helps his friend , Albert, to carry the punt gun into position, whereupon Albert fires it. They have worked together for years.

 
A spare figure obviously meant to push a wheel barrow gave me the idea for the punt gun carriers. The punt  gun is a musket extended by means of part of a biro. Here is a photo below of a real punt gun- 



Thursday, 22 July 2021

15 & 35 or a Great Day out!

 Tuesday saw me having a splendid trip to the seaside domain of Ronnie Cobham ( of Fife &Drum forum and vwc. Fame, not to mention commentator on the Tradgardland blog ) for my first face to face Wargame in fifteen months and his in thirty five years! A great day indeed and thanks to him and his wife for their hospitality too.

We were trialling Willz’s One Side Of A4 Rules with some spontaneous add ons by ourselves. It was a chance to use Ronnie’s splendid 1745 collection. The game was played on a dining room table and was great fun. I commanded the Jacobites and managed to facilitate their defeat. An enjoyable time was had and we are resolved to do it again soon. In the meantime here are some photos-