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[GBW] - Supporting the war effort - New Brikika - An Unorthodox Roadblock

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Early one morning in the rural countryside of New Brikika a young captain leads a column of airbourne reconnaisance troops and combat engineers down a narrow country road to the rendezvous they have received orders to proceed to for the next phase of a training exercise.  Along the column the men are tired but cheerful and conversation springs up but there is a surprise in store along the road and not one the young captain learned about at military school.....

Lead Jeep: Corporal: "I hate these narrow country roads sir", "Why?" asks the captain.  "Well sir, it's been a couple of klicks since we saw a passing place and if we come across a tractor or lorry how do we get past?"  "Wel corporal we will just tell them to back up." "Err captain, I think we would have been better with the tractor.  I don't see that lot backing up."  "What the...." says the captain.

Jeep 3: "What a lark this is", says the veteran engineer sergeant.  "What is?" asks the private driving.  "We are meant to be on a proper exercise and this is more like a Sunday morning drive.  Look at this place, you have trees, hedges rows, walls.  If I was the OpFor commander I would set an ambush right here and send us back to barracks for a decent breakfast, but no Captain Military Acadamy up there is proceeding to the RV like he doesn't have a care in the world."  Suddenly the column slows and looking ahead the driver starts to laugh, "Not sure if the OpFor CO is up ahead sir but if he is he has put some great camo on his roadblock.  "What the......" says the sergeant.

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"What is going on here" screams the captain standing up in his jeep".  "Me and the lad are moving the cows up to yonder dairy for milking" replies the old farmer.  "Well close that gate and let us pass, in the name of the army of New Brikika!"  "I can't do that says the farmer, if I do they will scatter and I will spend all morning rounding them up again and miss my slot at the dairy.  Can't afford that, the wife wants a new cooker, and I'll tell you what else lad, when I were in the service if we were going anywhere we did a recce first to make sure there were no nasty surprises, you might want to plan ahead more next time."

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While the young officer shouts at the stubborn old farmer the more experienced troops behind do what veteran troops do in these situations and enjoy a bit of downtime, grab a drink, have a quick sleep and climb through a gap in the wall to add to the already damp fields...

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Back in jeep 3 the sergeant stands and stretches "smoke 'em if you got 'em" he calls pulling a pack from a pocket in his body armour, "cos knowing our captains diplomatic skills we ain't going anywhere till every last bovine is milked."

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"God help us if we have to go into combat with him" opines one trooper.  "Combat?" asks a second "When will we ever see combat?  New Brikika has done nowt but peacekeeping since we gave up the empire".  Don't be so sure says the sergeant.  Filace, Briolui and Toohati are all declaring war on each other and that one could get messy.  Mark my words lads, with this new government we could end up getting dragged into it since we are allied to Filace."  "What about the Brick of Nations sarge? It said on the radio that Alsarh is calling for peace talks."  "It won't hold lad, the BoN is all talk, there might be a conference but whatever they agree won't hold, it never does.  We will be heading overseas or down to Deland shortly and when we do we won't be breaking out the blue hats and white paint for the tanks.........."

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Great build, and great idea for a build. I like all of the vehicles, they're very well made.

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20 hours ago, Thebeeze111 said:

Cows probably ran you a bit of money haha. Nice!

Not as much as you wouldn't think actually. The official ones are all from the sets they were released in and the Brickforge were mostly on sale. Might get a few more from BF but I won't be expanding the official herd at BL prices!

1 hour ago, Mesabi said:

Great build, and great idea for a build. I like all of the vehicles, they're very well made.

Thanks. The jeeps are basically the backbone of my forces so you will probably be seeing a lot of them. I need to work on different variants to keep the originality scores up 😃

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I love the jeeps too! I feel there are slightly too many exposed studs but they look very military-like :classic:

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You've Been Awarded (2) Point(s):

Judges Comments (not all judges comment):

 

Love the idea behind it and the foreshadowing. Convoy looks good. Would work on building the scenery up a little as opposed to just dissolving from baseplate to your floor. Might want to consider picking up a small bed sheet or poster board as a backdrop for your builds. Both are cheap and easily stored.   

I'm sorry, but to me this feels rushed and as if it was kicked out and built as fast as possible!  Take your time, go for quality over quantity.  This build is too large and has little to no detail.  The only terrain elevation is back in the corner, buried by plants.  Keep the build a normal shape, use a 32x32 baseplate as a standard size, and then work with that. I like your vehicles though, good start on those.

 

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Thanks for Playing!

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