I've been planning to build some Flame Fougasses (or is that Fougassi?) for some time, and finally got around to doing so recently.
They were very easy to do - plastic tubes to represent barrels of various sizes cut at an angle and glued to a base before being covered with putty. A quick paintjob around the orifices and a liberal coating of basing greenery and they're ready to roll (well, be plonked into the ground, rather than roll).
I've left the barrel ends open, so that flame/smoke markers and the like can be added if required.
For the uninitiated, the Flame Fougasse was used extensively by the Home Guard during the invasion scare of WW2. They were basically barrels of incendiary liquid (including tar, lime and petrol) which were buried near roadsides, waiting to be ignited at a point some distance from the business end of the barrel.
In theory any invading Nazi would be treated to a dose of the flaming concoction should they be unwise enough to advance down said road.
Remains of such weapons can still be found today, and are catalogued by the excellent Pillbox Study Group.
|Photo from the Pillbox Study Group|
Would these weapons be considered gentlemanly enough to be used in the VBCW? If so, I wonder how to represent them in the rules..?