News just in from Vulgaria (Martin's new name for his comedy-Prussian country) where a staff officer has been assassinated by 'Big Willi', a suspected member of the 'Black Bowler Gang'. This shadowy organisation is widely believed to have links to Forbodia, and it is perhaps no surprise that the deceased officer, Colonel von Knickerbocker, had recently led calls for the persecution of Vulgaria's small Forbodian expat community. It is understood that the late Colonel's anti-Forbidian sentiments stemmed from his embarrassing loss of an entire artillery battery in a recent border clash with Forbodian defence forces.
In this reconstruction of events, von Knickerbocker is gunned down in broad daylight.
von K is a plastic Italeri figure, the assassin a metal western gunfighter I picked up at the London Toy Soldier Show in December.
Exit pursued by the Vulgarian Army (Armies in Plastic Prussians). Big Willi makes good his escape.