Another of my ‘quick wins’ today, as I strive to clear my painting queue of traffic.
I’m not entirely sure why I hadn’t finished these before as both models needed very little work to complete.
Winston Churchill was a free miniature I got with the Operation Sea Lion campaign book, and there is actually a scenario that features him in there.
Even when games don’t feature ‘Winnie’, he’ll serve well in my VBCW royalists and LDV units in the Sea Lion games. The only issue is that smg’s, like his Thompson, aren’t easy to slip into LDV lists, as they tended to be issued to front line units.
This little contraption is something I threw together for my VBCW force several years back, using two unarmed schoolboys from Woodbine Designs.
The idea is that it’s an improvised mortar using some guttering nailed to a barrel. I probably still need to add the actual projectile, but that’s not a problem big enough to keep it on my table.
In game terms, the closest unit I can find for this is a Spigott Mortar or Blacker Bombard in the Home Guard list from Campaign Sea Lion, although it’s not got the ‘Dangerous’ rule, it is a mortar that is ‘Tricky to Aim’ and has an inexperienced crew, which seems appropriate. It does need a third crewman, but for that I’ll use the teacher model as the Science Master overseeing the boys’ experiment.