The March Violets: Made Glorious Tour 2013

Those little scamps the March Violets have announced some gigs.

The March Violets Tour 2013

Hike on over to here to find the dates…which are subject to, er, updates…


Several games rules use playing cards to determine game events, in particular Went The Day Well ? which we use for AVBCW, and propose to use for BoB/RCW under the moniker Went the Revolution Well ?. For me and some others this is a great idea, but has a downside in that you place the playing cards next to the units, actually on the table. Now, anyone having read the House Rules, will immediately realise this falls foul of my rule regarding having no extraneous rubbish on the table !

Full size playing cards are visually intrusive and large compared with many 28mm units (eg Command, HMG, Artillery etc). So the brain cell had an idea – buy some miniature playing cards

Sorry but I have to…a teenage party featured this repeatedly…and it really is a great track.
So, I went off to Amazon and got some…

As you can see they are less than half the size of the normal playing cards. That’s a Musketeer RCW/WW1 figure for scale purposes, more of which shortly I have been busy with brush and paint.

Six packs for the bank breakingly big sum of £2.33 !

This should reduce the visiual impact of the cards greatly on the games table.

A Heart of Glass

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you it’s just no good
You teasing like you do

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Much of mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I’m the one you’re using, please don’t push me aside
We could’ve made it cruising, yeah

Yeah, riding high on love’s true bluish light

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out to be a pain in the ass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I was a kid in the seventies…

Burger !

Painting curtailed due to early arrival of BBQ guest. I had spent the morning at my local butchers, investing in some heart stoppingly large burgers that they do…

That’s not a knife Burger…
This is a knife Burger !

Yup about an inch thick.

But size isn’t everything but when BBQ’d this burger, did not shrink, did not shed much fat onto the BBQ, and did not become dry and dessicated…

Organic, local beef and onions, all raised within 10 miles of the City of Carcosa (probably within two miles as the Butcher’s family own one of the local farms). Complete with plastic processed cheese slice ! 😉

Reminds me of an old Frankie Goes to Hollywood B-side….Don’t lose what’s left of your Little Mind

I am The Count, this is my song.
A coffee, a burger, you cant go wrong.

Rock me Daddio.
Rock it.

I am The Count and I love to wear silk stockings on my head.

Sing it my pretty sing.

Hip hop, be bop,

I am The Count, this is my song.
A coffee, a burger, just sing along.

Rock it.

Take it to the bridge, take it up, up, up, up.


Our chance living in the mystical powers.
Instead I am here alone, a bird in a cage.
I will spread my wings and head home.


Sock it to me baby.

Burger, burger,

One coffee, two burgers, three ham and cheese burgers,
and one chicken sandwich.
Poor on the mayo, pass me the relish.
Some more onion rings

The March Violets – Sold to the Devil

Purple Pledgers got the download of The March Violets new double album Made Glorious today.

If you want to listen to a stereotypical Gothic dirge, you’ll be disappointed. Oh dear, poor petals…

If you want to listen to a musically and lyrically diverse album with a gothic punk vein on a massive load of dance disco stimulants then you’ll be very happy. Pirates everywhere will be happy.

The Psycho Killer lives next door,
Washes the car,
Mows the lawn,
And takes the dog out for a walk.
(It’s nothing personal)

Indeed, if you want to listen to a gothic pirate sea shanty then Ramming Speed is for you !

When I was the size of a bottle of rum,
I was sold to the devil,
By my evil old Mum!

Sold for the price of a barrel of gin,
A hand full of ‘baccy
And a silver pin…

This is a really great album from a really great band, not some plodding retro luke warm dish re-tread. This is off-beat manic stuff. Its not an “easy” album to listen to by any means, but it is a keeper. The March Violets always came out with real odd stuff like “Long Pig” and “Bon Bon Babies” and this album continues this theme. I can see where they get some of their inspirations.

The tracks relased on the previous EPs also receive a lot of re-working – some subtle like on London’s Drowning, but more radical changes like on We Are All Gods which mixes the live version with an almost EBM crunching drum machine and synth.

I’m looking forward to the remixes as well – oh dear another Purple Pledger exclusive…

A Party – listening to a New Album

For the good boys and girls (and everyone in between), the new March Violets album (Made Glorious) should be played this Sunday (7th April) for all the Purple Pledgers, with live commentary/interaction with the band members.

An idea that we had was to have a kind of listening party where we (the band members and you) could all simultaneously listen to the new Album and chat about it online.

In the meantime, all the rest of you, will have to make do with existing stuff. Sometimes kick starter stuf is really rewarding. get behind your band, sculptor or favoured company and put your money where your mouth is please !

Some idea of what these peeps are like…

Made Glorious, the March Violets

As per my previous Snippet, the tracks on the album (Made Glorious) will have been remixed, so the EPs (good as they are) will have different versions to the album tracks.

There are slightly different mixes of most tracks, We Are All Gods III is very different. I really wanted to put them on, they are part of the original intent.
Teasing? There is one absolutely stonking Remix by Skin Job which will most certainly become a dance floor filler. Guess which track?

Guess us Pledgers will find out soon…

…because we are expecting an early listen to the entire album this month.

Good job I pledged.


WHFB House Rules Scenery

New page for some of the ruins Gav A and I fought over yesterday.

I’ll be cycling through all the scenery items I have over the coming months so everything is covered.

One for the Pop Pickers:

An update on The March Violets’ album indicates that they’ve been remixing/re-recording some of the tracks from the previous EPs:

…have just completed the reworked version of London’s Drowning for the album, more guitars and even some real wave sounds for that watery feel!

So don’t assume if you own the EPs, the tracks on the album will be the same.

Meanwhile 30 Minutes Later…

After I posted the second Shock Troop unit pictures after their unfortunate accident with the kitchen floor that required their touch ups I started writing up the jumbled thoughts I had for the BoB game rules I am planning to run in June.

So I’ve done the main Key Principle of the game system, and also the Levels of Experience of the troops players have at their disposal.

The Usual Suspects have access, the rest, contact me to get involved.

The March Violets: Made Glorious

Important news:

Album Tracklist goes up. Literally.
OK, have finally finalised the running order for the Album. Finally.

We wanted to have a definitive list that we wouldn’t have to change for vinyl. I’m a bit old school about Albums, I like it to play as the artist intended and don’t want to jump about or listen to ‘bonus tracks’ stuck on the end of a classic Album. Luckily modern playlisting allows those of you who like to pick and mix to listen how you like. Win Win.

It gets better… as this Album has gradually mutated into what will have to be a double LP if it gets on to vinyl, I have added another track to make sense of the timing per side. We are now up to 16, Hurrah!

For those of you who asked, here is the tracklist.

I’d speculated with Byakhee Tom what would be on the listing, and I’m pleased to say we were wrong and there’s loads of new Violet goodies…


More news very soon

So no, the previous two EPs only contribute a few tracks to the new album each so you still need to go out and acquire them, YAY, good job I was someone who pledged some money to this project and got the LE Trinity EP signed by the band (he said preening his ego).
Now get off your arses and buy the album when it comes out.

I am reliably informed by the band, that there will be live gigs later in the year as well.

Having been to a March Violets gig, I would suggest going, as they are ace…