A quick SITREP is in order.
We've had great fun creating Lock Stock 'n Two Smoking Sterlings! So much that it has led to a full platoon level expansion we are calling Lock Stock 'n Two Smoking 'Jimpys' (GPMGs). The Lock Stock system works so well for us that other variants are potentially on the cards.
...Two Smoking Jimpys is a game with a harder edge. More military orientated yet still character driven in an unexpected way. I've also incorporated the latest publicly published research into battlefield motivation and psychology, using. Falkland Island engagements especially Mount Longdon to test the results. Let me set expectations here and say that we have kept it firmly in mind that this is a game and should be a fun experience rather than a dry ego driven 'simulation'. Some elements I wanted to include have therefore been left on the cutting room floor. But hey! That's what blogs are for..."Heres' some advanced rules that didn't make it to the pdf!"
We've hit a set back as our artist pulled out through over-commitment and is still to hand over artwork completed to date. I think at this stage we'll go for lots of pictures of suitable period wargame figures and AFVs from our well stocked Winter of '79 collection instead. On the plus side, a positive visit to an IP lawyer got some of our legal questions sorted.
I'm turning my attention now to the Winter of '79 Campaign Guide which looks at Britain in 1978-82, the military and non-military forces, equipment, campaign options, war gaming and modelling resources, all of which I'd like to make available at the same time as Lock Stock.... Don't hold your breath, but it is coming!
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Brian English who is a fan of the blog and all things 1970's British - GEEZERS, Life on Mars etc left a message asking which product codes related to the RH Models figures I had used in the Fighting Patrol action from Feb 2013. I thought some of you who follow the blog might also be interested so here are the codes:
1960s/70s/80s British Army
FALK1a;10 INFANTRY WITH SLR RIFLE IN BERET
FALK2a; 2 FIGURES WITH BREN LMG IN BERET
FALK4a; 2 FIGURES MOVING WITH GPMG IN BERET
FALKSMGa;2 FIGS WITH STIRLING SMG IN BERET
Uk Urban Meltdown;
UrbUKsqu; 11 figures, 10 with SLR and 1 with Bren
UrbUKsup; 5 support figs, 3 SMG and 2 GPMG