Sunday, June 29, 2014

Beginning the BUF


Summer has been a bit busy, what with writing, gardening and prepping for art shows, but I've begun putting together a BUF force for AVBCW. 
Most of the figures are Pendraken Miniatures drawn from my Socialist militia platoon (which had over-strength sections anyway), given a new paint job and Bob's your uncle. I had enough spare figures to create a command group including standard bearer. I chose to represent the platoon wearing army surplus jackets and forage caps died black, with army equipment and RAF uniform trousers. I reason that supplies are limited and every unit has to make do with what's available. The 18 pdr and Vickers MMG crews were already painted as BUF with khaki jackets and black trousers. 

This will be a platoon from the BUF Suffolk Legion based around Bury St. Edmunds, out to help impose the government's will on the East of England. They will clash with the Socialist forces operating out of Great Yarmouth and the LDV of the area. A nice chap on the VBCW forum by the name of Leics_Gamer makes excellent standards for the various factions around the UK. He produced an array for County of Suffolk forces, including the East Suffolk BUF, which I will print off when I can persuade our cranky colour printer to work. 

To the right of the picture is a section of Police auxiliary, reluctant associates dragged in to support the supposedly legitimate government. The police box is a home made resin casting.

In time I'll add a couple more sections and a Boyes AT rifle team or two to the force, and probably a pair of Italian L3/33 tankettes for armoured support. I'm tempted to increase the armour my VBCW forces have by getting a Vickers E type A or B or Vickers Medium Mk II for the BUF, and a T26 for the Socialists. Not quite sure what kind of tank a LDV force would have. Suggestions welcome! 

2 comments:

ColCampbell50 said...

I'm sure my Anglican League headquarters at Bury St. Edmonds will be surprised to know about the BUF Suffolk Legion based there. They may just have to go roust them out. Although my 28mm figures may be more than a match for your 10mm. :^)

But most of my VBCW fighting is along the Essex-Suffolk border between Colchester and Ipswich.

You can read more here:
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Jim
Jackson, MS

A J said...

Ah, Colonel, but that's YOUR VBCW! ;) It's not to say the Anglican League won't pay a visit to reclaim the town of St. Edmund from the fascist hordes. At least, they will once I build up a suitable force!

 

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