The Thursday game this week saw me get a chance to use the Very British Civil War figures that I bought at Carronade a few weeks back.
Taking inspiration from the Armies And Enemies Of The Scottish Republic by Solway Crafts and Miniatures, I developed a scenario. It was a test of the FUBAR rules, as VBCW is only a background, with no set rules.
The scenario was set somewhere in the Southwest of Scotland, where the BUF and their Unionist allies are active, but rub against Republican control. The local Unionists had been plagued by some Republican deserters. They had used their influence to have a section of BUF troops assigned to support two groups of farmers and farmhands and the local laird and his staff in removing the threat.
At the same time, a Republican patrol was investigating a tip off about a Workers Militia arms dump in the area.
Republicans: 1 section split into two fire teams of 4 rifles and an LMG team.
Both sides were aware that there were civilians in the area and to avoid shooting the innocent ones!
But, their cache had been discovered! Pushed back under fire, the farmers assault and overwhelm the two reds guarding the stash. The pictures below show the end state. The Republicans fought to a standstill, but reinforced by their, probably temporary, allies: the deserters. The BUF were fought to a standstill. We didn't have time to finish the game.
Rick was Republican, Aidan BUF and I controlled the random element with the odd event happening! I overcomplicated the scenario: with too much happening; the terrain was too dense (only 7 deaths on both side all night!) and too much role playing?
An enjoyable evenings gaming!