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 Post subject: Re: Morton 2017
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Morton 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:49 pm 
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I am still up for this. What time will you be there, Dave? What troops do I need to bring?


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 Post subject: Re: Morton 2017
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:48 am 
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Bring yourself and the troops that you wish to field. We have the building from 8am, but I shall be doing some setting up the night before (It does help that the village hall booking secretary is also the PCC treasurer ......)
The Town is a Port (the most inland in the UK) on the River Trent, In 868 King Alfred married Ealswitha, daughter of Aethelred Mucill, chief of the Gaini, whence the town gets its name. and 150 years latter became the Capital of England and Denmark, but has faded somewhat since its Glory Days in the 11th Century.
It is on the border between Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire - and has the only River Crossing for 25 miles in either direction (Newark or Keadby)
The Lincolnshire side of the River is wharfed & industrialised. Breweries, Maltings, Manufacturing/engineering and a small shipyard (not all will be represented on the table ...). The Nottinghamshire side is mostly flood plane, (though the table will show it to have some wharfage, it had/has none). The area - like Scunthorpe up the road, has industry because of the ease of transport via the River - linked to Coal Mining in Nottinghamshire & South Yorkshire.
On the Table, the area on the Lincolnshire side of the Bridge shows evidence of past conflict, with burnt out buildings.
It is Market Day (Tuesday), so there will be a guard on the Bridge, but no more that a ten man unit, as most will be at the Market, in Market Square - towards the North of the Town.
The scenario requires some generic BUF/Government/LDF sorts to be in control of the Town & Bridge across the river. As I will know what is where I shall be part of this grouping.
Notts Pit Men (or Socialists or Methodists ......) will be attacking from the Notts side. They can use the Bridge, to the South of the Town (if they can capture it), or try & ford the River - (boats required if anyone has them), OR both ........ (NB the River is fast flowing ...)
The Humber Alliance (socialist of assorted hues & Anglicans from Deanery Militias & units of the 16th(Church Lads' Brigade) under the Bishop of Lincoln) are also advancing from the North East, by road.
The attacking units will have goals - goals achieved will gain points - but escaping with loot will gain more points than just wanton Destruction.
The Gallant Defenders may be relieved - if the forces (Alf Roberts' Boot Boys) arrive in time from the South (Grantham)
Commanders may field a full platoon from the Book, with transport; but nothing heavier than an armoured car (MMG) or a staff car/scout car with a LMG mounted on the roof/bonnet. Mortars, Rockets, Catapults, MMG may be used as platoon support. Cavalry are an option.

If anyone gets totally destroyed early in the game - reinforcements may arrive ....
VBCW Newbies, who do not have a force of their own to muster, but wish to turn up, can be leant some toys to play with - But I would appreciate prior warning.
Simple fare will be provided - bread, cheese, salad, tea, coffee; BUT anyone wishing to Contribute to the Feast -Please do not hesitate to do so ... Again for Catering Purposes, knowing who will be there ....
Every Year, Morton holds the Morton Feast (Friday - Sunday). This will be happening on the weekend AFTER we shall be meeting. I am on the committee (and running the associated act of Worship). Please think about offering a VBCW event as part of the 2018 activities.
https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei= ... 7865309089

The ENTRANCE and CAR PARK are actually in Walkerith Road .....


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 Post subject: Re: Morton 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:21 am 
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Just One Week to Go ......
Thanks to Angelo for confirming,
PK confirmed at Partizan,
Anyone else up for the Day?


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 Post subject: Re: Morton 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:51 pm 
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Dave I am sorry to say that I cannot make next weekend as I am working. Sorry about that old bean

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