Interesting news on Little Wars Revisited forum that a new BBC adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War Of The Worlds was out this weekend,
with the following trailer:
Some snippets in the trailer of Edwardian / early WW1 troops in Khaki with artillery and a Gatling Gun!
I’m sure this will inspire the odd gaming scenario of War of The Worlds, a book written in 1898 by H G Wells, who was also the author of Little Wars (1913).
It inspired me to throw a few figures together, mostly metal but a few bits of plastic too. No expense spared. The same kind of historical accuracy shown apparently by the BBC.
Appropriate to use Little Wars style 54mm figures?
This red coat photo of a younger Lance Corporal Jones was inspired by Timothy L. Rose’s mock up photograph on Little Wars Revisited:
The BBC trailer also reminded me of my old Airfix WW1 British Infantry and Artillery.
I could have taken time to flock and sort bases, but I did this all in a bit of a hurry for the fun.
Lots more on War of the Worlds and H G Wells on this Wikipedia entry including the overlap with invasion literature https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds.
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 21 November 2019