This vignette is very much based on real life... I totally was flabbergasted at the last Epic Fail theme and until just a short while ago had no clue whatsoever for the Defensive Terrain round either. I did however remember a scene from the epic movie "The Battle of Waterloo" where Wellington promotes a guy who has clearly nicked a piglet and is able to come up with an enormously obviously fake excuse, because hanging the man on the eve of battle would not serve morale all that much now would it? The soldier is promoted to corporal but could have just as easily been hanged on the spot, so I guess he needs to keep his britches clean and would be on the hunt for the next best loo.
And just when he's sitting down to read all about the who's and what's of the Duchess of Richmonds ball, he's busted out by his superiors. You can just about imagine them saying: "Well now this just will not do! Get out of there right this instant. What with you slacking about here corporal!" "Yes Sah! Right THIS instance Sah?"
Anyway, before I get too much carried away, I scratch build the outhouse with balsa wood and added two of Revell's British RA officers. One of them I painted up as a RA sergeant and the other one as a regular line infantry officer. The person of inspection is actually a gunner opening a box of ammunition or so, which I gave green stuff trousers and a tin foil newspaper. To be honest I made a figure like this years ago as well for a friend to be placed in his bombed out Hougoumont building, but this one is staying in my collection. I had heaps of fun creating this little post, what with all the greenery and the chickens. Yup there are two chickens on the base, 10 points for everyone who notices them ;-)
Some close ups:
And yup, he's got a metal rod up his back-end...
Let the corny jokes begin!