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The Shenanigans Gazette

The fight for Little Hump

It is a beautiful morning, mid August 1066. The sun is bright, the birds are singing with the corn wafting gently in the breeze, a perfect moment for battle according to Ivor Bigbutt, local commander of the West Rottington array.

For some months he has been in dispute with Anglo-Saxon Thegn, Walter the Tight Wad, over the payment of tribute and with the harvest approaching, Bigbutt feels a reminder as to who is really in charge is due!

With a fine body of cavalry, well supported by heavy infantry, Bigbutt set out on the Rottington to Dungborough road yesterday. His route was to take him over Little Bump Hill and onwards to the settlement of Piggy Longton, the main town of Dungborough, to make a demonstration of force and intent.

However, Walter, aware of this raid, has brought local shire forces to block the advance and is already astride Little Bump Hill to intercept Bigbutt.

As the two armies face off, Ivor Bigbutt still fancies his chances in taking the slightly high ground of Little Bump and humiliating Tight Wad.

It looks close, with the local turf accountant Filthy Giles, taking bets of just 1:1 evens on the fortunes of Tight Wad. Will Walter the Tight Wad have his purse strings cut? Has Ivor Bigbutt become too big for his trousers?

Orders come through

The crew of Tiger 334 gather as a Zündapp motorcycle combination draws up to bring new orders.

Meanwhile in 1/72 world

In what looks like a similar scene, but here the Tiger 224 crew have buttoned down their hatches, there are far too many flat caps around for this to be good news!

The full story is over on the blog.

The mystery of the peculiar rash!

We have a report from our man in the field that the devious Monty Bartholomew ‘Slackjaw’ Smythe has broken cover to attend the Hospital of Pestilence and the Unexplained, cunningly disguised as a dear friend to Lucky Larry, who was admitted yesterday for a strange skin complaint that was initially described as ‘interesting’, but is now understood to be super glue related.

Nurse Morphine Millicent, acting as spokesperson for the hospital, said ......

We have the rest of this story over on the blog LINK