Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Sunday, 27 March 2016

More clearing out: WWII and Books

The pre-move clear-out continues and there are more bargains to be had.

All prices include UK P&P, please get in touch for international postage.

Painted 28mm Chindit Vickers HMG with 3 crew by Warlord Games £15.00
Was part of my Battle of Meiktila collection.



Painted Chindit Vickers HMG with 2 crew by Warlord Games £11.00
Was part of my Battle of Meiktila collection. SOLD




Pair of painted 28mm 5th Indian Division 3" mortars each with 4 crew by Perry Miniatures £35.00
Was part of my Battle of Keren collection.



Another pair of painted 28mm 5th Indian Division 3" mortars each with 4 crew by Perry Miniatures £35.00
Was part of my Battle of Keren collection.



Painted 28mm 5th Indian Division Vickers HMG with 4 crew by Perry Miniatures £19.00
Was part of my Battle of Keren collection.



Another painted 28mm 5th Indian Division Vickers HMG with 4 crew by Perry Miniatures £19.00
Was part of my Battle of Keren collection.



Painted 28mm 5th Indian Division Platoon HQ with Officer, two-man Boys anti-tank rifle and two-man 2" mortar team by Perry Miniatures £20.00
Was part of my Battle of Keren collection.



Painted 28mm 5th Indian Division Rifle section of 10 men including a BREN gun by Perry Miniatures £38.00
Was part of my Battle of Keren collection.



Painted 28mm 5th Indian Division Rifle section of 10 men including a BREN gun and stretcher bearer by Perry Miniatures £38.00
Was part of my Battle of Keren collection.



The Green Howards by Geoffrey Powell £6.00


Cavalry Uniforms of Britain and the Commonwealth by Blanford Press £6.00 - SOLD


Infantry Uniforms 1742-1855 by Blandford Press £6.00 - SOLD


Infantry Uniforms 1855-1939 by Blandford Press £6.00 - SOLD



Military Uniforms of the World by Blandford Press £6.00



The Battle of the Alma - Peter Gibbs £8.00 - SOLD


The Caporetto 1917 - Cyril Falls £8.00



Armies and Enemies of Ancient Egypt and Assyria by Alan Buttery £24.00 - SOLD


L' Uniforme Et Les Armes Des Soldats Du Premier Empire (2) by Liliane et Fred Funken £10.00 (pretty battered)


Arms and Uniforms of The Second Works War Part 4 by Liliane et Fred Funken £10.00


Osprey The Black Watch by Charles Grant £5.00 - SOLD


Osprey The English Civil War Armies by Peter Young £5.00




Osprey The Coldstream Guard by Charles Grant £5.00 - SOLD


Osprey Greek & Persian Wars 500-323BC by Jack Cassin-Scott £5.00 - SOLD



Osprey The Hanoverian Army of the Napoleonic Wars by Peter Hofschroer & Bryan Fosten £5.00


Osprey Israel's Lightning Strike by Simon Dunstan £5.00


Osprey US Special Forces of WWII  by Leroy Thompson £5.00


Osprey The Buffs by Gregory Blaxland £5.00


Osprey The Army of Alexander the Great by Nick Sekunda £5.00


Osprey Soldiers of the English Civil War (1): Infantry by Keith Roberts  £6.00



 Osprey The New Model Army 1645-60 by Stuart Asquith £5.00



Warhammer Historical: Vlad the Impaler £18.00 - SOLD


Warhammer Historical: Seige & Conquest £18.00 - SOLD


 Introduction to Battle Gaming by Terence Wise £12.00




Tuesday, 22 March 2016

In the corridors of Fort Vaux



A couple of weeks ago James and I attended the Burton and District club to play Simon at a game of the Fort Vaux tunnel fighting game that James demonstrated at Hammerhead the weekend before.

The premise of the game is that it plays out very much like the historical events of June 1916. The Germans have taken the two forward ditch bunkers and have to break into the fort. The French have four days in which to stop the Germans else the cistern had been depleted and they must surrender.


Each day is divided into four phases and both sides have resources, determined by the draw of a card, to use for that days fighting. At the start of the next days action both sides bring their section back up to strength and start again from where they left off the previous day. 

The games each take approximately 40 minutes an we were able to play out three games that evening with enough time to spare to play 'The Grizzled'


In the first game I played the Germans and successfully penetrated the fort on day four after a hard slog. In the second game I again played the Germans and had a torrid time of it, by the end of day four I had hardly broken out of the ditch bunker!

For the third and final game I played the French. On day one I did particularly well and the Germans were hardly able to get a foothold. However, on day two, Simon attacking from the west bought up a particularly effective FlammenWerfer and cleared the tunnel in a single bound. Bugger!


A great game, and James shall be running it at a few shows this year, if you get the chance do give it a go.

The fort was built by James and the French from his own collection, painted by himself. I painted the Germans and they are part of my own collection.