Having pickup up a copy of 1938: A Very British Civil War recently from Solway Crafts and Miniatures I've been pretty taken with the scope of the background and possibilities described by this period of alternate history period. But this isn't the place for me to gush about how great a background it is - this is the place for me to post pics of the miniatures I've painted for playing in this period!

All of the miniatures that I'm planning on using at the moment are going to be about 1/72 scale, or 20mm (or perhaps some 1/76 is the models are right!).


The Fascist Owls - A BUF militia from the North of Sheffield

These are the first of my fascist militias, who operate out of and around the north of Sheffield. They identify themselves with Sheffield Wednesday, even though the team itself is officially neutral in The Crisis - not least because there are also socialist militias out there who are also Owls!

These miniatures are old plastic 1/72 WWII Japanese I picked up in a job lot off ebay a while ago. Not the most fun miniatures to paint, but they were fairly flash-free. Painting striped socks at this scale, though is a nightmare!

Fascist Owls

The Socialist Blades - One of the (in)famous socialist militas of Sheffield

These are the first of my socialist militias, who in part form the great Sheffield Brigade. Operating out of south-central Sheffield, they regualrly find themselves sent north to deal with incursions of the BUF. They also identify themselves with a local professional football team, in this case Sheffield United, and once again the team itself is officially neutral in The Crisis - not least because there are also fascist militias out there who are also Blades!

These miniatures are old plastic 1/72 Airfix 8th Army that I picked up in a job lot off ebay a while ago. The flash was so bad I had to carve a lot of it away to get the basic shape of the men, but once I'd done this, they were OK to paint.

Socialist Blades