Thursday, 22 January 2009

World War II comes to town


Last night the Ilkley Lads started to sort out their game for Vapnartak 09 in York on Sunday 2nd February.

The game will be loosely based on the Mancheti scenario in Benghazi Handicap; but it will be shifted to East Africa and called Femmecheti. Next week I'll outline the scenario with deployment map and force composition for Piquet's Field of Battle WWII rules. Until then, here are some shot of Mark D's 28mm figures and armour. I'm unsure of manufacturer for any of these troops; but most of the lorries are various die cast baker's vans ('collectors' toys) painted up for the desert - they are Mark's favourites; because he only paid about £1 each for them.




9 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Fantastic!! What a sight for sore eyes to have no wall to wall Tigers and Panthers...

Lovely stuff, askari's, Italian tanks and early British armoured pram's.. makes me want to go out and start collecting early war equipment immediately!

I've no chance of getting to Vapnartak - any chance you guys might put this on Salute so us soft southerners can see it? :o)

andygamer said...
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andygamer said...

The Italian tanks, the Matilda and the Early War Scout carrier and Universal "Bren" carrier are from Army Group North Miniatures. AGNM also make a Vickers light tank, but I don't think the ones here are them. (Previous comment deleted due to typos and adding information.)

andygamer said...

And it looked like a fun game.

ilkleylads said...

Hi Andy

The Vickers and Bren are from Force of Arms. They sold the rights to AGN about a year ago.

The Marmons are by Chieftan models and these rights have also recently been sold.

Steve

Playing early war and particular East Africa is so much more fun that late war. In many ways the East African theatre was the last colonial war.

Mark

A J Matthews said...

A very nice set-up! I'm going to Vapnartak this year and look forward to seeing this for real.

Donogh said...

Great to see the Italians getting some love on the wargaming table (or at least a few 2-pounder shells)
I see you've been using the painting scheme suggested in Benghazi Handicap - how do you find it?

Keith Flint said...

That is indeed a remarkable set up. I suppose Piquet don't really count as Old School rules, but this all looks very Old School in its appeal. The effort involved in getting all that great looking stuff together fair makes me wince. Will be doing more Benghazi Handicap scenarios myself soon, but all in 6mm. I am very envious - would love to be involved in such a stylish game.

General Grant said...

What a great post! Fantastic photos. I saw it in person at Vapnartak 2009. Finally got round to posting my pics of the game.

Video to come....

Thanks

Jason