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Mud here, mud there
Here is one argument for the 'let's wait for the mist to close in first' part of the raiding party...
About this creation
March, nineteen seventeen. A raiding party leaves the british trenches with the intent of lobbing a bunch of pineapples into jerry's fortifications.
The leader of the raid was the type who didn't like mist and fog; he waited for it to clear before creeping across no man's land.

That was not a wise choice. Moments later, a quick burst of machinegun fire put paid to most of the party. The survivors dove into craters and began praying and sobbing and moaning for mummy.

After a while, the fog returned, with a vengeance. This bloke decided to climb out of his 'ole and crawl home, and just as he was coming out, whammo: the muck clears and he's surrounded by a small patrol from ol' jerry.



'I suppose the fact that today's my birthday and I get home leave tomorrow won't make you let me go?'



'Well, if I promise to come back afterwards will you let me off for a bit?'



'Ruddy visigoths! You don't understand a word I'm saying, do you?'

'Nein, kamaraden. Ve yust don't care. You vant to come kvietly or do vee haff to 'encourage' you?'

'I vill varn you: Verner over zere izn't too kvick viff ze brains, but he's vast viff ze knife.'



This little tableau was thought up in zat- nuts, sorry, that- part of ze- nuts again, the- point of vague un-wakitude at that unnatural hour around three in the morning.

So pardon me if it seems less funny than it could be, because as an insomniac many of my better ideas have been thought up whilst trying to sleep. That means you'll also be seeing some other results of that time; a hint: it will contain starwars. Not necessarily in a good way.

The landscape is incomplete, but I am working on it. I have started work on the trench at one end, added more mud (including that evil-smelling black stuff) and moved rocks around.



Comments

 I like it 
  March 7, 2011
it s nice, but, like you said, unfinished, + i just saw your mech suit story, so, expectations whent quite high, i ll be back to see the progress.
 I like it 
  February 20, 2009
Awesome! I love the bayonets- I have the kind the Germans used in WWII and I'd love some WWI bayonets but they're hard to find.- And I feel sympathetic for you that you only have white elastics, I have a bunch of black ones. ANYWAYS, Nice build, funny story, and great job all-around 5/5
 I like it 
  February 20, 2009
Creation looks good. Nice weapons, they look excatly like my weapons, but the with black rubber bands. P.S. Come see my creations.
  February 20, 2009
I like the guns, mate! Keep it up!
 I like it 
  February 20, 2009
ha ha ha it is a extremly funny potrayol of WW 1 so i like it.keep it up.
Areetsa C
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Duncan Life
  February 19, 2009
Nice! and I laughed a ton at "I suppose the fact that today's my birthday and I get home leave tomorrow won't make you let me go?"
 I made it 
  February 19, 2009
Just going off on one of my 'HEY! THAT'S WRONG!' tangents, sorry. I tend to do that where history comes in and I know something is a fallacy. Anyway, the terrain is likely to be used for something else (actually, this was just a few moments of posing and fiddling, the landscape is intended for something WWI) and has been improved a fair bit. I find it a bit odd though that you consider this 'good'; I suppose it just goes to show that the ground and posing is more important than the figs themselves. Anyway, did you notice the back of the guy in the last pic? Those double-face heads can be treacherous if you use them with the wrong helmets/headgear and forget whilst photo-taking. They show a lot of emotion, though. My favorite minifig head is currently a tie between the grumpy face I used for the Brit and those double-face ones.
 I like it 
  February 19, 2009
I know what you mean about the whole 'Nazi' thing. To begin with, I don't get the whole 'bad guy, good guy' subject; meaning that every soldier has his/her own circumstances for joining the military and finds their own sense of what is 'good'. For example, conscription is one cause for joining the service, and yet many of the other soldiers view them as 'evil' because they don't believe in what they believe in and they don't even know the circumstances in which that individual has chosen to fight for. Finally, I only used the term 'Nazi' because that was the first image in my head.
 I made it 
  February 19, 2009
Quoting Clan Father Erik Ackroyd Excellent work! The crater is great and you set the mood most nicely with the opening storyline. But now, I'm pretending that the bayonets are mounted on the gun with a Nazi sock... Just kidding, the bayonets look very well attached.
Oh, they are. They are a nightmare to attach but once done they are quite sturdy, indeed: they are removable and sturdy enough to impale someone on and hold him in the air, which is more than I can say for some customs I've seen. Ah yes, there is my second biggest complaint with the World War folk on here: every german grunt is automatically a 'nazi'. To think, Hitler's still with his Bavarian regiment and some of the troops hundreds of miles away have gone into the future, joined the NSDAP and come back. The Nazis did not exist until a couple of years AFTER the first world war, making nazi troops on the western front paradoxes. In fact, if a german soldier was a nazi, chances are he would have been quickly promoted to a hauptmann at least. My biggest complaint with the WW folk is that everything's WWII: no WWI, 'cause the yanks spent much of the war sitting on the sidelines. I've also never seen the germans presented as they truly were: they are always declared 'evilbadguys', when in fact, during both wars, your average soldier had no idea how things were going on the war front a few dozen miles away, let alone the political situations. I'll admit atrocities occured, but both sides committed them; men do strange things after months of being shot at, gassed and watching their friends die.
 I like it 
  February 19, 2009
Excellent work! The crater is great and you set the mood most nicely with the opening storyline. But now, I'm pretending that the bayonets are mounted on the gun with a Nazi sock... Just kidding, the bayonets look very well attached.
 
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