Friday 27 August 2010

British Black-Shirts

The British Union of Fascists (BUF) are a faction in the fictional wargaming setting 1938: A Very British Civil War (aka VBCW). I stress the fictional part right from the beginning because I don't want anyone getting the wrong idea and thinking I am in any way condoning fascism or far right-wing political views. Its just a game, and they are just toy soldiers. OK.

That said, here is my first squad of BUF fighters from the Royalist stronghold of Manchester, ready to take on the 'Red Peril' of the Liverpool Free State in the Siege of Liverpool. The BUF militia is made up of rabidly anti-Communist volunteers. What they lack in military training and discipline they make up for in enthusiasm, especially if it gives the Mancunian BUF chance to get one over on their long time rivals, the Scousers.

These figures are from Musketeer Miniatures, and are available from Gripping Beasts. Musketeer are one of the few companies producing figures especially for the 1938 era.

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