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Extraordinary Sights in the Great Park

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The Lady Qelhatat O’Flynn, Official Wife Number Seven is now comfortably accommodated in a pleasant suite of rooms in Sir Gilbert’s country house. Her husband, Chief Kansan O’Flynn, has been unaccountably absent since news of her arrival in England reached him. Undeterred, she has been exploring her surroundings and has found great contentment in the sylvan calm of Sir Gilbert’s Great Park. Her foremost pleasure is to perform her wild, native dances against the backdrop of the ancient trees, always accompanied by her bodyguard of hand-picked young warriors.

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The Lady Qelhatat,is closely attended by her bodyguard. They have adopted suitable garb for the unaccustomed cold of England. In their native climes, they are usually au naturel – indeed, her Ladyship insists on it. In the background, Fragrance Sweetmeat, Sir Gilbert’s secretary, takes a close interest in these exotic visitors

 

The bodyguard have been making new acquaintances in their adopted home. A chance meeting with the Wormbridge, Abbey Dore and Pontrilas Morris side almost resulted in catastrophe when a friendly hobby-horse approached the bodyguard suddenly. Spears were raised and then lowered by the timely intervention of the accordionist whose playing distracted the body guard at the crucial moment.

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Nearly a nasty incident…!

 

Soon, the guard and the Morris men were firm friends and great jollity ensued.

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Great Jollity ensuing

The Golden Valley is agog with expectation of more exotic and exciting glimpses into the strange ways of the new arrivals.

 

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PRESS RELEASE from SIR ALBERT BROCK KCB, Chief Constable, Wiltshire Constabulary

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Successful Debut of New Unit

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The Flying Column deploy in defence of a vital asset

I am most happy to report that our new Flying Column, commanded by Chief Superintendent Ronald Bigsworth-Hill, has completed its first mission out of County and has recorded a noteworthy success in the process.

In pursuit of our stated aim of confronting extreme elements of whatever stripe wherever they should appear, I ordered Chief Superintendent Bigsworth-Hill to Herefordshire where concentrations of various undesirable elements were reported. Operating in support of local moderate forces, the Column succeeded in not only foiling the designs of revolutionary traitors but also caused the demise of a thuggish individual, one “Major” Straitt-Jackett, who has featured on my Wanted list for some time.

The people of Herefordshire will join with those of our native county in hailing Chief Superintendent Bigsworth-Hill’s glorious debut.

 


Report From Chief Superintendent Ronald Bigsworth-Hill

Acting on orders from Sir Albert BROCK, I led the Wiltshire Police Flying Column into Wigmore County in Herefordshire to counter the activities of various traitorous extremist groups of both the Left and Right of the political spectrum. The Flying Column was set-up with this express purpose in mind so my men greeted their mission with enthusiasm.

 

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Advancing against the fascists

 

After sending our heavy weapons and motorcycle section off to join the Central Reserve, we deployed alongside Mr Himalaya Joe and his local volunteers. They were concentrated in defence of an important strategic asset.

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An important objective to deny the enemy

 

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Local farmers assist in livestock rescue

A vital objective was securing livestock to succour the defenders and deny them to the enemy. Farmers bravely assisted.

 

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The enemy approaches – faux-sailors, confused, deluded and misguided

 

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Members of the WPFC rescue some geese

 

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To the east, the cricket ground is peaceful – but not for long

 

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WPFC elements move forward

Platoon HQ heavy machine gun section occupies a bunker, supported by the RCMP special section, on secondment from the Dominions

 

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WPFC artillery

The platoon is greatly cheered by the arrival of the artillery section – its Spotters hurry forward, much appreciated by farm-workers, engaged in livestock rescue.

 

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First round from the artillery is spot on! The unmourned demise of Straitt-Jackett

With their opening shot, the WPFC artillery score a “major” hit…! Aiming with surgical precision, the gunners eliminate the BUF commander, the notorious, murderous thug, so-called “Major” Straitt-Jackett. This poisonous individual has been high on Chief Constable Brock’s Wanted list for some time and has now met his inevitable end.

 

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The enemy,,,! The brainwashed gels of Cheltenham Ladies’ College with a BUF HMG in support. Sad

 

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The 3rd Section, barely out of training but full of British spunk, are directed with cool precision by Platoon Sergeant, Ted Mundy

 

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The enemy mobile artillery, no match for the WPFC gunners

 

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One of Himalaya Joe’s bombardiers bravely attacks an enemy armoured car.

 

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Meanwhile, to the east, a foul, communist behemoth is accosted by a choleric land-owner in full regimentals and an ugly incident is only averted by the intervention of the popular songstress, the fragrant Gracie Fields

 

 

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Also on the eastern flank, the WPFC tank (a prototype Canadian design, rescued by Chief Superintendent Bigsworth-Hill from the railway sidings at Gloucester docks) reinforces the defenders of the cricket ground. Despite being driven round backwards, it gave valuable service.

 

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And then a strange lull fell over the battlefield. The odd selection of deluded rightists facing the WPFC saw the error of their ways and joined the defenders. The communists were in danger of breaking through from the east (appropriately to the left) and threatening Wigmore Hall (seen on the hill top in the photo).

 

 

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And so there was a general move to the north as erstwhile enemies joined forces against the common foe, the WPFC leading the way.

 

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Quickly redeploying to face the new danger, the WPFC artillery opened upon the red hordes

 

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The Cheltenham girls, eager to atone for their previous allegiance, assault the communist infantry

 

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WPFC artillery enthusiastically greet Chief Superintendent Bigsworth-Hill in his prototype scout car. Their shells wreak havoc upon the communist convoy. The RCMP section are in reserve

 

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The 1st Section, WPFC, first to the enemy as always, mount a stout defence despite heavy losses

 

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Waves of red infantry, driving looted livestock before them, bear down on the gallant 1st Section, WPFC

 

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As defenders gather to deny the communist advance, the RCMP, old campaigners, take the opportunity for a nap

 

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WPFC HMG section coolly await the enemy

 

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Looking west from Wigmore Hall’s ornamental garden, the masses of defenders converging on the faltering advance of the reds confirms that victory belongs to the defenders

 

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As if a successful defence was not enough, the WPFC motorcycle section and tank lead a stunning counter attack to complete the destruction of the communist’s plans

 

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Elsewhere, the Wigmore cricket team knock the Anglicans for 6…!

 

 

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And so, as the BUF humbly admit the error of their ways and the communists dissolve in humiliating disarray, the triumphant Wiltshire Police Flying Column return to their home county, quietly content that they have rendered a corner of Herefordshire safe from extremist threat

 

 

A Surprise for Chief O’Flynn

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A message from Liverpool, taken by Wrench the Butler, contained surprising news for the Hill Enterprises (Dominions and Colonial) Loyal Volunteers Section’s leader, Chief Kansan O’Flynn. Entirely unexpectedly, one of his wives, The Lady Qelhatat O’Flynn, Official Wife Number Seven, had arrived in England. Leaving Official Wives One to Six to care for Chief O’Flynn’s thirty five children, she had followed her man to the wars.

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Official Wife Number Seven, The Lady Qelhatat O’Flynn (left) arriving at Liverpool docks. She is accompanied by her mother, Sole Official Mother-in-Law Tapiwa Onwuatuegwu

As Chief O’Flynn was digesting the implications of this news, particularly regarding his plans to make friends amongst the Ladies of Hereford (already many of the WI section were considering transferring their affections from the POUM mortar crew) The WI and POUM  he received more disturbing details from Wrench. The Lady Qelhatat had not travelled alone. She had brought her mother. Sole Official Mother-in-Law Tapiwa Onwuatuegwu was a Wise Woman. Possibly as a result of that wisdom, she was the only surviving Official Mother-in-Law. When her daughter became the Chief’s seventh wife, there were six other Official Mothers-in-Law, all hale, hearty and optimistic. Within a few short months, all had died, apparently from natural causes.

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An unsuspecting Chief O’Flynn mingles with the WI ladies.

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A brief misunderstanding brought on by confusion about the nature of Miss Virginia Ironside’s camera was soon resolved

Chief O’Flynn had doubts about how his mother-in-law would react to his plans for the Ladies of Hereford. Chief O’Flynn, known to friends and enemies alike as The Lion Hearted, The Buffalo Chested, The Crazy Hippopotamus, was strangely nervous in the company of Sole Official Mother-in-Law Tapiwa Onwuatuegwu.

Unaware of these undercurrents, Sir Gilbert sent his man Stirrup to collect the distinguished, if unexpected guests.  “ Take the yellow Packard, Stirrup, the ladies will like that.”

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Stirrup delivers the ebullient Lady Qelhatat O’Flynn and her mother to The Green Man pub where rooms had been booked for them courtesy of Sir Gilbert. There is little doubt that the arrival of Mrs O’Flynn will prove a great tonic for the embattled defenders of The Golden Valley

 

 

 

Sir Gilbert’s Latest

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Sir Gilbert Welcomes New Recruits

At a recent ceremony, Sir Gilbert Hill, selfless defender of Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, welcomed the latest addition to his hard fighting platoon. From the heart of Africa willing volunteers have flocked to the aid of the Mother Country in her hour of strife, none less than Sir Gilbert’s cheerful estate workers.  Hill Enterprises (Dominions and Colonial) Loyal Volunteers Section is the first drop in the first trickle of the impending flood of robust warriors who will swell the ranks of the Golden Valley defenders.

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Sir Gilbert, with Lady Hill at his side, elegant in her chartreuse dress, the latest Cristóbal Balenciaga fashion. To his left is his secretary, Fragrance Sweetmeat, in a simple red dress from Chanel. Also in attendance is Stirrup, Sir Gilbert’s man and Wrench, the Butler. Marlborough, Sir Gilbert’s faithful labrador, was much in evidence. They were all waiting outside Sir Gilbert’s summer cottage to welcome the colonial volunteers

 

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After the new section had paraded past Sir Gilbert and his entourage, its leader, Chief Kansan O’Flynn performed the ritual Ceremony of Pointing to indicate his devotion to Sir Gilbert. All present were visibly moved by this solemn obeisance.

 

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And then it was time for a final march past as once again, the devoted retainers of Hill Enterprises (Dominions and Colonial) demonstrated their fealty to their benevolent leader, Sir Gilbert Hill.

 

Send in the Clowns

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The Clowns are not happy. After losing their precious Thing to Sir Rufus’ men (see Clowning Around in Nether Winslet), they decide on an immediate revenge attack. So the day after the disaster happened, having sobered up, they head back to Nether Winslet, accompanied by their faithful chimpanzees. This time, as well as being sober, they also have weapons. Even better, their wives are not about to be left out. Grabbing their shotguns, the ladies join the party.

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THE LEAGUES

Clowns: Bim Bom Carequina (Leader); Achillie Fratinelli (Sidekick); Mrs Carequina (Ally); Mrs Fratinelli (Ally); Chimp 1 (Follower); Chimp 2 (Follower); Chimp 3 (Follower)

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From the left: Bim Bom Carequina; Mrs Carequina; Achillie Fratinelli; Mrs Fratinelli; Chimp 3; Chimp 1; Chimp 2

 

Sir Rufus’s Men: Nick Harper (Leader); Barney Welch (Sidekick); Dan Butcher (Ally); Phil Mimms (Ally); Tony Butcombe (Follower); Alf Dearheart (Follower)

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From the left: Nick Harper; Barney Welch; Dan Butcher; Phil Mimms; Tony Butcombe; Alf Dearheart

 

 

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The Clowns advance menacingly up the road, chimps in the lead. Young Alf Dearheart posted as lookout races down the road in front of them in the League van, reaching speeds in excess of 30mph! The rest of Sir Rufus’s men are, regrettably suffering from dreadful hangovers and are unable to move although Dan Butcher (in checked cap) is alert enough to take a shot which, predictably, is wide of the mark.

 

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The chimps are the advance guard of the Clown league but immediately, Chimp 2 falls over a rabbit hole, injures a leg and is unable to move (failed challenge)

 

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The rest of the Clown group proceed to the crossroads with Chimps 1 and 3 in the lead, tasked with stealing the van’s keys

 

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Inside the pub, Alf Dearheart in the brown hat, brings Nick Harper up to date on what is happening. Behind the bar, the publican (plot point) casually smokes a cigar. Does he know something?

 

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Barney Welch, woken from an uncomfortable night in the outside privy, is alerted to danger by Dan Butcher’s shot.

 

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Turn 2 Mrs Fratinelli, sporting a fetching blue hat, attempts to climb over a fence so as to outflank Dan, trips over her skirt and falls over (failed peril). Chimp 1 halts looking bemused (failed challenge – initiative passes). Dan Butcher leans into van, gets the keys and retreats towards pub door, covered by shots from Tony and Alf who has emerged from the pub. No hits!

 

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Barney Welch emerges from the latrine and heads round the back of the pub to attack the Clowns as they approach the phone box. Meanwhile, Nick has questioned the publican and discovered the whereabouts of The Thing (successful plot point). Tony Butcombe is attacked by Chimp 3 – he’s down and out!

 

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Bim Bom attempts to open phone box door (plot point) and is thrown to the floor by an electric shock. Achillie makes the same attempt and is also knocked to the floor by a shock. Mrs Carequina protects the downed menfolk with a shotgun blast straight down the main road. Alf Dearheart is caught in the deadly cone of fire – down and out. Dan Butcher manages to dodge out of danger

 

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Mrs Fratinelli recovers and leaps the fence into the adjacent field whilst Barney also crosses into the road. They advance towards each other.

 

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Bim Bom and Achillie both recover. Achillie moves to block the road to the east while Bim Bom attempts to enter the phone box again, this time succesfully but he can’t quite understand the writing in the notebook he finds (partial success of plot point challenge).

 

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Anxious to escape the threat of Mrs Carequina’s shotgun, Dan dodges into the pub whilst Nick heads out to collect The Thing

 

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Achillie moves to the cross roads just in time to spot Barney moving towards the phone box. Achillie fires and hits! Mrs Fratinelli moves to the hedge and also takes a shot. Hit. Barney is down!

 

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Chimps 1 and 3 rush to stop Nick Harper who emerges from pub. Chimp 3 is unluckily struck by a slate falling off the pub roof (failed challenge) and is down and out but Chimp 1 gets to Nick and attacks him. Nick gives him a solid punch which the chimp shrugs off with disdain

 

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Mrs Carequina cooly blocks the eastern road, shotgun at the ready

 

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Bim Bom succeeds in reading the note in the phone box (plot point success).

 

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Having learned the whereabouts of The Thing, Bim Bom races to secure it while Achillie and Mrs Carequina block the road to prevent any enemy interference

 

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Having made sure that Barney Welch is out of action, Mrs Fratinelli enters the backyard of the pub to prevent any of Nick’s men from sneaking out of the back door

 

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Hearing a noise in the backyard, Dan Butcher decides to check the back door

 

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Mrs Fratinelli cautiously approaches the back door

 

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Meanwhile, Nick and the chimp slug it out. The chimp misses and Nick lands another shrewd blow but once again, the chimp shows no sign of even being aware he’s been hit

 

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Mrs Carequina and Achillie make sure that Bim Bom’s back is covered whilst……….

 

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…………he finds The Thing and, with shouts of glee, makes off with it

 

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Unaware that his side has lost The Thing, Nick continues to battle the chimp but the hairy primate will not yield. Thanks to his courage, the clowns’ quest to regain The Thing has been successful

 

A great victory for the Clowns. Securing The Thing was all that counted in this game and they achieved that with only the loss of two chimps (who both recovered and are once again hosting tea parties).

Nick Harper, when he realised the extent of his defeat (all his men except Dan Butcher being casualties) had the unenviable job of reporting back to Sir Rufus. Unsurprisingly, the mountainous rage exhibited by Sir Rufus, never a sympathetic man at the best of times, was of a degree unsurpassed in the experience of all who witnessed it. Subsequently, during the many months he spent emptying and cleaning the various middens on his employer’s estate, Nick Harper had ample time to relive that moment when he had informed Sir Rufus of the disaster at Nether Winslet.

 

 

Clowning Around in Nether Winslet

Sir Rufus Pitt-Bulstrode, cousin of the famous Sir Gilbert Hill, has been musing on the advisability of raising a company amongst his estate workers and descending with fire and sword upon the more recalcitrant inhabitants of Borsetshire. By which he means communists, socialists, fascists and any other damn “-ists” who presume to disturb the county’s peace and tranquillity during the current constitutional crisis.

However, he is distracted from the serious business of Civil War by still having to deal with the nuisance of Dr Weevil. That madman, with his coterie of cultist followers, is persisting in trying to get his hands on The Thing and thus realise his dream of world domination, or at least of a place on the Borsetshire County Council. Thus when Sir Rufus had a telephone call telling him of “goings-on” in the hamlet of Nether Winslet, he despatched a party of armed estate workers to deal with the matter.

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Arriving in the vicinity of the hamlet, Nick Harper, the party leader quickly assessed the situation. Two clowns from a circus which had set up in the next village had slipped out to visit the pub in Nether Winslett, taking with them their pet chimpanzees. They also had with them The Thing. However, they were unaware of the significance of The Thing. They thought it was merely an attractive musical box, which was why they had stolen it in the first place (but that’s another story). Having become extremely drunk on the potent Borsetshire cider, they attempted to telephone the circus owner to fetch them back in his car. In their inebriated state, they had forgotten that travelling circuses do not have telephones. Eventually giving up on the telephone call, they staggered out intending to get back to the pub, leaving The Thing in the telephone box.

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Nick managed to piece together a garbled version of this story from accounts given by scandalised locals. He also learnt that a mysterious stranger, dressed in weird robes and with a group of similarly peculiar followers, was approaching from the other side of the hamlet. This could only be the nefarious Dr Weevil…! The game was afoot and time was of the essence…!

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Unfortunately, the photographer from the Borsetshire Gazette arrived too late to record the proceedings, despite having been given ample warning by Sir Rufus. He and Nick Harper were anxious not to disappoint Sir Rufus (always a dangerous thing to do) and so the action was reconstructed for the cameras although, unfortunately, without the participation of Dr Weevil who had long since departed. He and his men were represented in the reconstruction by empty spaces in the landscape.

 

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Eschewing unmanly caution, Nick boldly charged directly towards the telephone box whilst his followers set out to apprehend the clowns and their chimpanzees in the hope of gaining useful information. Despite harassing fire from Weevil’s cronies, Nick secured The Thing and removed it to safety whilst his men held off the cultists.

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Fire fights broke out to the North and South of the hamlet in which the Dr’s followers came off worse. They did manage to interrogate one of the clowns and to capture a chimp with intention of holding it to ransom in exchange for information.

 

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Nick’s men secured the other chimp at which point both sides broke off the action and retired from the field. Weevil had been denied The Thing although the information he obtained may encourage him to continue with his evil schemes.

 

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GAME INFO:

Plot Points – Major Point in the telephone box. Minor Points the two clowns and the chimps

Weevil secured 2 minor points

Nick Harper secured the major point and 1 minor

Result – Victory for Nick

Small Disturbance at Little Bedding

Sir Gilbert Hill, taking time out from his vital efforts in the Civil War, was visiting his cousin, Sir Rufus Pitt-Bulstrode, Squire of Much Rampling in Borsetshire. However, before he had time for a well-deserved snifter, he was made aware that all was not well in the Much Rampling area.

Apparently Sir Rufus, as chairman of the local Watch Committee, had got wind of a planned attempt by some political roughnecks to disrupt the annual fete in the neighbouring village of Little Bedding. Sir Rufus had to make an effort to prevent this happening; the local bobby at Little Bedding, Constable Gravy, had no chance of taking on the hooligans on his own. However, Sir Rufus could not call on any of his employees or tenants because they were all, so he said, vitally employed elsewhere.

Realising what was coming, Sir Gilbert, displaying his characteristic brio, offered to come to the rescue. “Don’t worry, old boy, I’ll send some of my people – they’ll put these scoundrels to the rightabout”. He gave instructions to his man, Stirrup to gather together a suitable group from amongst his followers and sent him off to do battle against whomsoever should disturb the Little Bedding peace.

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ALL IS CALM AS THE LITTLE BEDDING FETE GETS UNDER WAY

 

Stirrup assembled the following from Sir Gilbert’s entourage and set out for the village.

Stirrup (Leader)
Fragrance Sweetmeat, Sir Gilbert’s secretary
Roger Gently (Tenant farmer)
Constable Smallbottom
Marlborough, Sir Gilbert’s Dog

 

As the morris men warm up in the park.....

As the morris men warm up in the park…..

 

.....and customers enjoy a drink outside the pub.....

…..and customers enjoy a drink outside the pub…..

 

...trouble is brewing

At the other end of the village, trouble was brewing.

Roughneck Agitators
Cecil Pimms (Leader) aided by:
Bert, Sam, Bill
PLUS 8 local ne’er-do-wells

 

 Constable Gravy, intent on watching the morris men, is still unaware of danger


Constable Gravy, intent on watching the morris men, is still unaware of danger

 

 

 

 Miss Marble, the village school teacher, tells an itinerant she doesn't want to buy a watch

Miss Marble, the village school teacher, tells an itinerant she doesn’t want to buy a watch

 

 

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Stirrup sends his League into the village from the south – Constable Broadbottom on the left; Roger Gently with Marlborough in the centre and Miss Sweetmeat on the right. The morris men head for the pub

 

From the north, more riff-raff stream into the village

From the north, more riff-raff stream into the village

 

 

The doctor and his wife hurry to get indoors as gang members line their hedge

The doctor and his wife hurry to get indoors as gang members line their hedge

 

 

Miss Sweetmeat, as always, takes up a favourable position

Miss Sweetmeat, as always, takes up a favourable position…..

 

 

....as does Consatable Broadbottom

….as does Constable Broadbottom

 

 

 Meanwhile, 2 female hooligans, brush past staff and customers at the pub in search of a victim


Meanwhile, 2 female hooligans, brush past staff and customers at the pub in search of a victim

 

 

However, the victim - a well known con-man - is ready and deals with his assailants

However, the victim – a well known con-man – is ready and deals with both of his assailants

 

 

 Pimms' Followers now swarm into the park - scattering by-standers (including a reporter and photographer. One miscreant falls while climbing over the wall and breaks a leg - he's out of it...! Constable Gravy remains calm


Pimms’ followers now swarm into the park – scattering by-standers (including a reporter and photographer). One miscreant falls while climbing over the wall and breaks a leg – he’s out of it…!
Constable Gravy remains calm

 

 

 Others (including the sinister figure of Pimms himself) move up the road and through the doctor's garden. The doctor and his wife flee in terror


Others (including the sinister figure of Pimms himself) move up the road and through the doctor’s garden. The doctor and his wife flee in terror

 

 

 Accurate fire from Constable Broadbottom and Roger Gently take out 2 of Pimms' hooligans. Another suffers the consequences of falling off a wall


Accurate fire from Constable Broadbottom and Roger Gently take out 2 of Pimms’ hooligans. Another suffers the consequences of falling off a wall

 

 

Stirrup himself now advances along the main road towards the enemy

Stirrup himself now advances along the main road towards the enemy

 

 

Meanwhile, Marlborough the dog, attacks the enemy as they move through the park

Meanwhile, Marlborough the dog, attacks the enemy as they move through the park

 

 

Personal Message (Online) Re: Small Disturbance at Little Bedding - PA AAR Part 3 now posted « Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 03:40:03 PM » Reply with quoteQuote Modify messageModify Quote Brilliant, Doug. Pure eye candy with a generous dollop of chuckling for good measure. Thanks, Paul. I'm such a fan of your games, this is praise indeed... Cheesy Quote from: d phipps on August 30, 2015, 11:51:05 PM Great stuff! Keep 'em coming. Cheesy If you are not familiar with our Phantom Agent promo, check it out at --- http://store.pulpalley.com/ You can pick up some unique promo Pulp Alley cards, but please be sure to read and follow the instructions. Wink HAVE FUN Thanks so much - been there and placed my request - whooppee...! Quote from: Wolf Girl on September 01, 2015, 04:01:38 AM I love your terrain Love You have some great stuff Thanks Wolfgirl - I appreciate than coming from you - your games looks so gorgeous... Cheesy Right then, let's see if we can wrap this AAR up.... Turn 2 and the formidable figure of Stirrup appears on the scene Marlborough, the dog, rushes to the attack A setback for Stirrup's League - Constable Broadbottom takes hit

A setback for Stirrup’s League – Constable Broadbottom takes a hit

 

 

Personal Message (Online) Re: Small Disturbance at Little Bedding - PA AAR Part 3 now posted « Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 03:40:03 PM » Reply with quoteQuote Modify messageModify Quote Brilliant, Doug. Pure eye candy with a generous dollop of chuckling for good measure. Thanks, Paul. I'm such a fan of your games, this is praise indeed... Cheesy Quote from: d phipps on August 30, 2015, 11:51:05 PM Great stuff! Keep 'em coming. Cheesy If you are not familiar with our Phantom Agent promo, check it out at --- http://store.pulpalley.com/ You can pick up some unique promo Pulp Alley cards, but please be sure to read and follow the instructions. Wink HAVE FUN Thanks so much - been there and placed my request - whooppee...! Quote from: Wolf Girl on September 01, 2015, 04:01:38 AM I love your terrain Love You have some great stuff Thanks Wolfgirl - I appreciate than coming from you - your games looks so gorgeous... Cheesy Right then, let's see if we can wrap this AAR up.... Turn 2 and the formidable figure of Stirrup appears on the scene Marlborough, the dog, rushes to the attack A setback for Stirrup's League - Constable Broadbottom takes hit and is down and out and his Plot Point is up for grabs Matters get worse. Roger Gently races to Constable Broadbottom to rescue the situation and is in turn despatched himself. Finally disaster. Miss Sweetmeat attempts to leap the wall to help her comrades and gets tangled up in her long dress and crashes to the ground.

Matters get worse. Roger Gently races to Constable Broadbottom to rescue the situation and is in turn despatched himself. Finally disaster. Miss Sweetmeat attempts to leap the wall to help her comrades and gets tangled up in her long dress and crashes to the ground.

 

 

Constable Broadbottom and Miss Scarlet had been gathering evidence of Pimm's criminal intentions. In an attempt to secure these, Pimm advances towards the helpless pair. However, in the nick of time, he is confronted by the redoubtable Stirrup.

Constable Broadbottom and Miss Scarlet had been gathering evidence of Pimms’ criminal intentions. In an attempt to secure these, Pimms advances towards the helpless pair. However, in the nick of time, he is confronted by the redoubtable Stirrup.

 

 

At the same time, in the park, the heroic dog Marlborough despatches his opponent, only to fall bleeding to the ground himself seconds later....ahhh

At the same time, in the park, the heroic dog Marlborough despatches his opponent, only to fall bleeding to the ground himself seconds later….ahhh

 

 

Stirrup deals with Pimm despite the latter's great size and strength and then despatched the one remaining enamy with a burst from his smg. The day goes to Sir Gilbert's men at the cost of several cuts and bruises and a nasty rip to Miss Sweetmeat's dress. Marlborough the dog was patched up by the local vet and was soon back on his feet. Most of Pimm's hooligans fled although the local police, led by Constable Gravy, were able to arrest several of the more seriously injured.

Stirrup deals with Pimms despite the latter’s great size and strength and then despatches the one remaining enemy with a burst from his smg.
The day goes to Sir Gilbert’s men at the cost of several cuts and bruises and a nasty rip to Miss Sweetmeat’s dress. Marlborough the dog was patched up by the local vet and was soon back on his feet. Most of Pimm’s hooligans fled although the local police, led by Constable Gravy, were able to arrest several of the more seriously injured.

 

 

This game was played with the Pulp Alley rules to see how they would work in a VBCW-era setting.

Answer? Pretty good. I’ve left out references to Pulp Alley rule devices such as “Plot Points”. As it happens, Stirrup, as the Last Man Standing would have harvested all the plot points if time (ie number of turns) hadn’t run out. So strictly speaking, the game was a draw. However Sir Gilbert, never one to limited by artificial constraints claimed the win and I’m not going to argue with him.