Gisby's Gaming Blog

September 10, 2020

VBCW: Crusader British Infantry

Filed under: Crusader Miniatures, VBCW — gisby @ 10:41

When I started with VBCW, one of the attractions was the fact that I could field wargames versions of toys I had lusted after as a child. Sometimes it has been a joy: The HLBS 8-in Howitzer stood in for the Britains 18-in Howitzer. Sometimes it has been a disappointment: It turns out that the dimly-remembered Crescent cannon was an 18-pounder, and I already had plenty of those.

But these were not a disappointment.

As a child, a very good friend gifted me a bunch of Britains Swoppet British Infantry. They were beautiful, and I loved them dearly.

I tried to paint my Crusader Miniatures British to match the Swoppets, and when I see them on the table, I see the beloved toys of my youth.

They also have a HMG for support. It’s painted bronze-green like the Britains artillery.

and a 2-pounder AT gun, also painted bronze-green.

It was a bit fiddly to assemble, but in the end, worth it.

Between the gun and the command pack, I have some spare officers for officerly tasks.

L to R: Crusader, Great War, Pulp Figures/Crucible Crush, Woodbine

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