Friday, 30 May 2014

Home Front 1941: A Rolls Royce Armoured Car

"Now listen here Walker! You can't park that monstrosity there. "
"'Ere, that is Private Walker to you. This 'monstrosity' is Walmington-on-Sea's new Rolls Royce armoured car; And it's staying right where it is."
"But it is blocking the way to the church fete!"
"Now Maurice, I would love to help you, but I can't move the Roller, even if I wanted to. Not for you, and not even for the vicar."
"Why an earth not?"
"It's run out of petrol." 

This Rolls Royce armoured car and the men accompanying it are the latest additions to my Home Front army. The Rolls Royce was a work horse of the army from WW1 to Early WW2, and was found all over the Empire. Shortages of armoured vehicals (well any vehicals really) After the Dunkirk evacuation meant that many of these aged beasts were given to the Home Guard. Captain Mainwaring never got a Roller in the TV series, but that wasn't about to stop me issuing my Home Guard unit one. 
This armoured car is by Copplestone Castings. The figures are by Wargames Foundry. 


Bob Kinnear said...

Sweet ride for the fogeys dude.

Michael Mills said...

Great stuff Rob.

Jay said...

Nice scene. I enjoyed the visual setup and the tit-for-tat of the characters in the scene.

Stuart S said...

Very nice and just the business for keeping the invasion threat away.

Michael Awdry said...


Simon Quinton said...

Lovely job mate. Are you going to be getting some chaps on bicycles to go with it?

Rob Bresnen said...

Absolutely Simon- already in the pipeline

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