Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Long live the Revolution! Death to the Aristos!

Well, I suppose I had to have one of these. It's an old Wargames Foundry kit and every self respecting  French Revolutionary Army should have one, partly to deal out 'justice' to reactionary enemies of the State, but also 'poor encourager des  autres' should any of my tabletop commanders ever fail to do their utmost on the field of battle and not die trying........or manage to quietly defect.




I even got the blade to run freely up and down the scaffold but the Health and Safety people made me tie it off.



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  1. Not something you expect to see on the wargames table, but pretty damned cool. I suppose it would make for a goo objective for skirmish games etc.

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    1. I might give the French one re-roll for a command order or a break test to add encouragement and remind them of the cost of failure

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  2. Atmospheric...and realistic! Great job!

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  3. enter the Black fingernail - Sir Rodney Ffing. A dozen times an hour the drums roll, the blade falls, and the heads roll. Yes, every five minutes, a freshly sliced loaf.

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  4. The Terror in a wargame, there's a thought.

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  5. We have had a couple of games of the Vendee revolt, in which a mobile guillotine played a part - apparently one blog report on such a game elicited some furious comment about glorifying barbaric war crimes - don't people know they are just toy soldiers?!

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  6. Wonderful stuff, I was thinking about a simialr structure for my Haitian project, but suspect things were a little more basic in the indies:-)
    Thanks for posting.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. bit more like Limbo dancing with a sharp stick?

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  7. I Hope this is not to been used for when a blunder is rolled, the offending player having his fingers severed from his dice had ๐Ÿ˜‰ A tad morbid (says he who paints zombies ๐Ÿ˜‚) but a great model all the same ๐Ÿ‘

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  8. Gruesome, but carry on, don't lose your head.

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  9. Many years ago I had a v annoying aristo as a client. After one particularly annoying visit I found that you could down load plans for a real guilotine and I suggested we build one in the office car park, we could kit out all the female members of staff with little white bonnets and clay pipes and when the prat returned we could sort him out once and for all. Regretfully the office manager intervened.
    Guy

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