So I had a few days to go before the big game, and I wondered whether I could get another unit painted up in time. Luckily I had recently bought some of Artizan’s excellent policemen and so the race was on to see if I could plaster on enough dark blue paint before I headed out into Worcestershire!
It transpired that I did – and was even able to do a couple of weapon swaps (TAG weapons again) to give one constable a Tommy Gun, and another a BAR. While not everyone may feel comfortable with arming the British bobby in such a way, in these troubled times it is sometimes necessary to employ some chunkier weaponry when it comes to apprehending more heavily armed criminals.
Two ‘Evelyn’ armoured vans from ‘6milphil’ and his new venture, Slug Industries.
The first one, which you may have spotted in previous battle reports, doubles up as a lingerie delivery van – there’s no reason why the Spodes shouldn’t do a little business in between scraps!
The second van, painted up for Evesham, could be for any faction. The gun barrel at the front was a little miscast, so I drilled it and stuck in some wire. A bit of plastic at the end and you’ve got yourself an anti-tank gun!
During my manic last minute pre-Evesham painting session, I suddenly realised that I needed to cobble together a brigade command group. I managed this by scraping up some spare painted figures and borrowing a signaller from Giles.
I also had a spare Wargames Foundry WW1 trench raider knocking around, which, after swapping his rifle for some wire, made a passable standard bearer for the dastardly fascists.
The whole group (Brigade CO, batman, standard bearer and signaller) can be seen in this photo, hiding from the lefties' artillery and HMG fire in a building.