Grogmeet 2017: the Liver Bird has landed 

I am once again honoured to be running a game as at Grogmeet 2017 the annual convention run by the excellent Grognod Files podcast.

This occasion I am going to revisit my roleplaying version of Solway Minatures Very British Civil War 1938 background.  Edward VIII has refused to abdicate and appointed Oswald Moseley his Prime Minister. Amongst the forces opposing this unconstitutional government is the Liverpool Free State.

The player characters are spies and commandos of the Amagumated Liverpool Free Intelligences and Espionage Service (ALFIES.) There are plenty to choose from. I will add some female potential PCs too in addition to Maria the cleaner.

In  the convention game ‘The Liver Bird has landed’ (OPERATION LADYBIRD) the players mission is to rescue George Formby who is being held prisoner by government forces in Peckforton Castle.


The entertainer is not only an inspiration to the Resistance but also knows about rebel groups and is being tourtured for that information.

Player characters have to get behind enemy lines and somehow grab Formby and get him out or at least to a pick up point…

System wise I’m a little undecided – all my previous Alfie’s games have used GURPS which works very well but given the Grognodfiles focus on old games I may try a conversion to Daredevils or Top Secret. 

(Peckforton Castle is an Edwardian mock castle where Doctor Who’s the Time Warrior, BBC’s worse witch and Patrick Bergen’s Robin Hood was filmed.) 

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