Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Monday, March 26, 2018

Department H (There is no Department H)

From the Journals of Doctor John Watson, MD:

It was some time before the health of my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes recovered from the strain from his studies of that cursed book The Necronomicon.  I was afraid that his failing health, caused by his immense exertions, would be his undoing.
"By the way," said he suddenly, "I think I'll take one of these pistols with me when we go."
"Go?  Go where?" I exclaimed.
"Why to visit my brother Mycroft of course and fight a war."
"Fight a war?  But the government -"
"My dear Watson.  Mycroft is the government.  And it is time to activate Department H against the Witch King."
"What is Department H?"
"Watson, there is no Department H."

 Department H (there is no Department H)

Department H (there is no Department H) was formed by Mycroft Holmes for direct action against threats to the British Empire outside of the British Isles.  Though the Prince of Wales's Extraordinary Company is more than capable in handling most threats, they've been engaged in protecting the home islands.  When Mycroft activated Department H (there is no Department H) he chose Colonel Dugald Armstrong, VC, DSO, etc., to lead Department H (there is no Department H).

Colonel Armstrong and his daughter Coira


Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: 0
Talents: Leadership +3, Inspirational, Impervious, Fanatic, Fearless, Meticulous Planning
Basic Equipment: SRC breastplate, pistol and sword
Cost: 84 points


Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +1
Speed: 0
Talents: Leadership +1, Inspirational, Erudite Wit, Fearless, Just darn lucky (re-rolls 1 pluck roll per game)
Basic Equipment: Pistol and Magento-static waistcoat
Cost: 31 points
 Ranjit Singh and the recalled to active duty Dr. (Captain) John Watson, MD.

Ranjit Singh:
Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: +1
Talents: Leadership +1, Duellist (+2 FV), Fanatic, Iron will
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Pulwar (military sword), Brigadine
Points:48
Captain John H. Watson, Army Medical Corps:

Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: 0
Talents: Leadership +1, Medic, May choose 2 additional talents at additional costs
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Military Sword, SRC Breastplate
Points: 27 (does not includes points for additional talents)

 Miss Nightengale and Professor Nightengale

Miss Nightengale:

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: +1
Talents: Erudite Wit, Fearless, Impervious
Basic Equipment: Arc Rifle, The Key that can unlock anything, All-Electric Hand Prothesis (+1 FV and +1 to Armor), Arc Generator, Magneto-Static waistcoat
Points: 68

Professor Nightengale

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +0
Shooting Value: +0
Speed: 0
Talents: Engineer, Fanatic, Intuitive
Basic Equipment: Pistol, Gas Grenade x 2, Electrostatic Burst Generator, Jack / Lined Coat
Points: 48

Private Hook, VC and Colour Sergeant Bourne, DSO

Colour Sergeant Bourne

Pluck: 3+
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: 0
Talents: Leadership +1, Exceptional Bayonet Drill (+3 FV), Tough, Inspirational
Basic Equipment: Military Rifle, Bayonet, Brigadine
Armor: 9
Points: 45

Private Hook:

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: 0
Talents: Bayonet Drill, Tough, Marksman, Erudite Wit
Basic Equipment: Military Rifle, Bayonet, Brigadine
Points: 37

 Sapper Jones, Gunsmith O'Donnell and Able Seaman Brighton

Sapper Jones, Royal Engineers: 

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +2
Speed: 0
Talents: Engineer
Basic Equipment: Brigandine, Congreve Rocket Gun, pistol, Monocular Targeting Array (+1 to SV),
Points: 54

Gunsmith O'Donnell, Royal Navy:

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +3
Speed: 0
Talents: Marksman
Basic Equipment: Military Rifle, Cutlass
Points:27

Able Seaman Brighton, Royal Navy:

Pluck: 5+
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +2
Speed: 0
Talents: Duelist (Cutlass +2 FV), Lightning Draw (Cutlass)
Basic Equipment: Military Rifle, Cutlass
Points: 30

 The men and women of Department H (there is no Department H)

 Some of the Queen's most stalwart heroes gathered by Mycroft Holmes are part of  Department H (there is no Department H)
 HUZZAH!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE Department H, Sorry that is NO Department H.

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    1. That is correct. There is no Department H.

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  2. Beautiful and elegant characters, well done!

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    1. Thanks. I decided to put together some of my favorite figures into an Adventuring Company.

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  3. Great looking Team (does the H stand for Huzzah!?)

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    1. Professor Nightengale is famous for uttering Huzzah at appropriate and inappropriate moments.

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  4. That is a lovely collection of figures and characters. Can I ask, do you have a Mycroft Holmes figure?

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    1. No I don't. I will have to google and see who makes one.

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