Friday, 19 August 2011

We're all doomed!

Wednesday night saw us play another Dialogue Game using Steve's Dad's Army figures.  The cast was as follows:
Captain Mainwaring (short, bespectacled, bossy) - Dave
Sgt. Wilson (softly spoken nice chap) - John
L. Cpl Jones (easily confused and prone to panic) - Martin
Pvt. Walker (dodgy geezer, frequently disappears for a smoke) - Gunter
Pvt. Pike (stupid boy) - Steve
Pvt. Fraser (cantankerous Scotsman) - your humble correspondent....
The action opened with the platoon arriving in a small hamlet to investigate a report of an unexploded bomb.  A great deal of milling around ensued with Walker cadging cigarettes and Fraser disappearing to make a telephone call.  Meanwhile Pike has spotted a hole on the roof of one of the houses but everyone is ignoring him..
ARP Warden Hodges then appeared grumbling about it being "an ARP matter".  While the argument raged, Jones accidentally discharged his rifle and shot Hodges's helmet off!  Eventually Jones bribed Hodges with some sausages and he buggered off. 
While part of the platoon was searching the timbered house a large dog appeared and ran at Walker.  Walker then ran off and tripped over a metal object which turned out to be a bomb!  As Mainwaring tried to restore order, Wilson went to ring GHQ and Jones flung himself on the bomb which promptly began ticking...  As the episode ends, cut to a close up of Fraser - "we're all doomed...."

14 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Good one, which I could get all the characters in good 20mm.

Tim Gow said...

Angry Lurker
I'm sure there was a range available in 20mm a few years back.

Conrad Kinch said...

Figures Armour Artillery if memory serves.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
FAA certainly did a range including Home Guard and suspicious nuns (with Lugers and Para boots!) but I don't recall actual character figures.

Paul´s Bods said...

Hodges got his helmet shot off!!!! (ooer madam!!!)
Cheers
Paul

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
I was wondering who'd be first to spot that! Stupid boy....

west1871 said...

Cracking figures and a cracking TV series!

Cheers Rich.

Tim Gow said...

West1871
steve has made a really nice job of them.

Al said...

Classic mate, the stuff most of us were raised on. Any chance of a cameo by Windsor Davies?

Tim Gow said...

Al
I don't recall him ever being in a Dads Army episode - I associate him with 'It aint half hot mum'. So just for you "SHUT UP!".

Paul said...

Beautiful figures and a nice change of pace to the normal wargame scenes.

Nice post.

Don M said...

Didn't grow up seeing this...but must have been a hoot!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Thanks - we all know the series well enough to allow for some compelling role-play!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
You have really missed out! The series is available on DVD (and the radio version on CD) and it is often repeated on BBC2 TV and BBC Radio 4 Extra.