Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Armoured clash at Bad Badger


Today brought us the most glorious of victories!

Even as the burning hulks of enemy vehicles light the night sky, the revolution marches one step closer to eventual victory!

The defenceless hamlet of Bad Badger was today assaulted by the massed armoured fist of the oppressor. Luckily our heroic tank battalion was in the area and moved to protect the innocent population.

Transform and roll out!
I have heard that there are rumours circulating that my cousin was leading the elements of the enemy force deployed directly opposite us and that this was why we did not move to engage them directly. These rumours are malicious propaganda spread by counter-revolutionaries.

Bad Badger being overrun by armour
The glorious people's tank Vanguard of the Revolution ground its way towards the centre of the battle while Matilda made a swift flanking move down the main road.

The enemy was engaged on our right flank with one of there vehicles going up in flames.

Unfortunately, a lucky shot also destroyed one of our allies vehicles.

And that is where our story ends as it is at this point that we had to withdraw from the field of battle in order to be home in time to visit the pictures deal with important revolutionary matters.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Misc Update

So, somehow, this blog has managed to pick up a couple of followers. Amazing I know.

Just in case you aren't members of the Lincombe Barn Wargaming Society, I thought I should take the time to explain what this blog is actually about.

Hammer and Sickle Time charts the (mis)adventures of the Bristol Bolshevistic Committee during that tumultuous period that never was - the second British Civil war, known to aficionados as a Very British Civil War. Unfortunately, I've never really managed to get into the voice of the leader of the BBC and I've never really been happy with my output here.

The premise of VBCW is that Edward VIII, instead of abdicating to marry Wallis Simpson, went ahead and married her anyway, pissing off a whole range of various interest groups, from the left wing, who were worried by his pro-fascist bent to social conservatives who disapproved of his marrying a divorcee. Scots and Welsh nationalists also decide to throw in their hats causing one massive cluster-f*ck.

However, this setting is often played quite tongue in cheek leading to the description 'tea and hand grenades,' with varying amounts of scorn. The two factions currently playing in the campaign most representative of this aesthetic are those based on a girls school. They're very Saint Trinians, with their hockey sticks and gauche, shotgun armed French teachers.

This 'what if' scenario is played using various rules, in our case a continuously evolving rule set put together by one of Lincombe Barn's committee.

The next game has been a little delayed as I volunteered to design and run it and well... I've been procrastinating. I have a great plan, I just haven't put it together yet. I've got it on my to do list, I'll just have to press myself.

In fact I might chart it's progress on my real but fledgling war-gaming blog over at

Check it out dear follower, if you want to follow something that updates more regularly.