What do they mean? Well, I just happened to check the stats for the blog today and saw we’ve got 250 followers and almost 300,000 page hits. I’m humbled and overwhelmed to find out that many people have stopped by to see ramblings. Blogs might not be “…
Ancient kings were quite different from medieval and modern monarchs. In this issue of Ancient History, we explore the concept of ‘royalty’ in the ancient world.
Theme: Royalty in the ancient world
Josho Brouwers, ‘Royalty in the ancient world – Historical introduction’.
Eugenia Russell, ‘Greek writers on the ideal of kingship – Basileus’.
Guy D. Middleton, ‘Mycenaean kings and kingdoms – A great kingdom?’
Matthew Lloyd, ‘Royal tombs in the Iron-Age Mediterranean – A grave fit for a king?’
Andrew Calimach, ‘A Greek tale mocking all tyrants – Archias and his two boyfriends’.
Joshua Hall, ‘The kings of ancient Rome – Between myth and reality’.
Michael J, Taylor, ‘The court of Hellenistic kings, 359-31 BC – Friends and parasites’.
Giuseppe Restaino, ‘A “golden house” worthy of a king – Domus Aurea’.
Rebecca Batley, ‘Role of the empress in second-century Rome – Whore to goddess’.
Josho Brouwers, ‘Recommended books on ancient royalty – Beyond the magazine’.
Marc G. DeSantis, ‘Of J.R.R. Tolkien and the ancient world – History as inspiration’.
Tang Long, ‘The Chinese goddess of life – Nu Wa’.
Holger Michiels, ‘The first modern anchor – The two-armed anchor’.
Graham Sumner, ‘The Roman army on screen, part 7 – King of Kings’.
Fausto Bica & Josho Brouwers, ‘Periander of Corinth, tyrant or sage – Periander’.
A new Kickstarter from Mantic Games…
I remember a documentary about fans of Dr Who, where folk reminisced about the glory days of the 80s and 90s and that if the Doctor turned up in any programme other than the show, it was such an ‘event’ for a Whovian. I’m sure as hobbyists we all get a…
Dziś mam dla Was propozycję zasad kolejnej Postaci Dramatu do Warheim FS – szanowne państwo-draństwo oto Argera Zorngottes, Prorokini Sigmara!
Wszelkie uwagi, komentarze i sugestie mile widziane. Jeżeli dostrzegliście jakieś błędu lub macie pomysł na jakąś modyfikację to piszcie.
Jeśli szanowne państwo-draństwo ma pomysły na kolejnych bohaterów specjalnych do Warheim FS, a wystarczy mi nawet krótki opis zawarty w kilku zdaniach, to piszcie śmiało w komentarzach poniżej.
Some RPG news from Modiphius…
- Starmap and information about 18 solar systems.
- A look into the mysterious religion known as Infinitology.
- 19 avatar packages the players can use as an inspiration in order to create their avatars.
- Stats and examination of the violent and parasitic Ripper race — The greatest threat to life as we know it.
- Unique equipment such as the COG — Customised Operation Gear —the personal nano-tech suit worn by those working in space. Calibrate it by choosing among dozens of applications and upgrades.
- A simple and cohesive system which allows the players to manage their own ships and engage in everything from piracy to deep space salvage operations.
The first combat squad is done, now onto the second. I’ve started with a batch of three models, including a Plasma gunner and the Sergeant. The remaining two models will be reworks of existing paint jobs (not shown on the picture above).
So far I made good progress on the armour. I realized that MkIII armour takes much longer to paint than other marks – so many segments and rivets to pick out. Thankfully it’s only one model 😉 What do you think?
After their successful debut at Salute 2017, our new 10mm BMP M-1976/2 and BTR-60PB are available to order on our shopping cart. Both are priced at £4.00 GBP.
Work is underway on the BRDM-2 and several variants.
We have received the initial pre-production samples of the British infantry. Photos of these will be up on the website, as soon as we can sort them out.
Of course I had to raise the Union and Confederate Flags on my flagpole. Not to sure what the neighbour’s think about seeing the banned Southern Cross
The Confederate brigades advance on their right flank…
Union troops await in the Orchard
A gun battery moves up onto the hill that dominated the battlefield
The Rebels advance to the creek
A single Union battalion looks on
The Union right flank moves up then sits there for most of the game – the officers just cant issue their orders
The Confederates push up on their right flank
Furious fighting erupts along the line
The Union trap is sprung as a hidden brigade on the confederate right flank emerges from the trees to give battle
Rebel horse circle round the rear of the Federal troops to be chased by the Unions own cavalry
More Union batteries on the hill – they proved rather ineffective
Its still quiet on the Union left flank as both forces struggle to engage
Meanwhile the Reberls are forcing the Unions left flank…two battalions are pushed back into the orchard
A firefight between the two cavalry skirmishers in the fields leave no winners
The Union surprise attack pushes forward but rebel reinforcements are ion their way
Battle breaks out across the table
Rebel forces advance on their left wing forcing back the Union troops
The rebels have almost broken the centre – one last push
The push is successful…
Rebel skirmishers advance on the guns on the hill
The Union line is starting to waver
The Union is broken – a victory for the rebels…
A big thank you to John for a great game….
I am very conscious that updated to the Blog in April have been very scarce. The Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter is still planned for launch later this year. I have just finished another two models which are going off to be cast early next week. for …
Did my first proper game of Naval Thunder last night at Sheffield wargames Society ,we did the battle of Cape Spada scenario ,it almost was an accurate refight ,then things started going dramatically wrong for the Brits with some really poor shooting ….
These are made by Tor Gaming for the Relics game, but I have hijacked them to use in my Robotic Steam Wars army. Six in a pack was perfect and they don’t take much to paint up.
I have been toying with the creation of a HeroLab extension for the next two Gostor releases: Gostor Amazon and Gostor Seishin. This is to try and see if the investment of time and energy into creating this is worth it. As I have limited time, I have…
It’s that time of the year again — the mad flurry of well over hundred traders
and game demos all packed into 7 hours of an April Saturday.
I of course had really good time and took loads of photos. Here’s the highlights
from the gaming tables.
Re-posted without comment because it’s late…Oh… okay.Well this somewhat hints at the Starter Box set that may be coming out. Space Marines are there (duh), but we may be getting Death Guard as the “bad guy” army in it. Undoubtedly it will be a Chao…
Taken from Warhammer CommunityHuzzah, the AP is gone! Rends are in, meaning scaling saves on units. This puts an end to the reason why Terminators were so frowned upon in the meta, giving them back their defence, even against the heaviest of guns.Or do…
Somehow I ended up with four of them. It will be a very bad day for some poor unfortunate party when they eventually come out to play.
William Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel [d.1487] – red and white
John Touchet, Lord Audley [d.1490] – yellow and red
John, Viscount Beaumont [d.1460] – white
William, 7th Lord Berkeley [active until at least 1483] – red
John Bouchier, Lord Berners [d.1474] – yellow and green
Humphrey Stafford, Duke of Buckingham [d.1460] – black and red
(also Henry Stafford d. of Buckingham, d.1483).
Sir Thomas Burgh/Borough of Gainsborough [d.1496] – blue
George, Duke of Clarence [d.1478] – murrey and blue
Thomas, Lord Clifford [d.1455] – white
Brooke, Lord Cobham [Edward d. 1464, John d. 1515] – black and red
Sir Marmaduke Constable [d. 1518] – red
Sir John Conyers [d.1490?] – white
Sir Richard Croft [d.1509] – white and blue
Randolf/Ranulph Lord Dacre of Gilsland [d.1461] – four stripes barry yellow and blue
Sir Richard Fiennes, Lord Dacre of the South [d.1483] – white
Thomas Courtney, Earl of Devon [1st, d.1458, 2nd d.1461] – red
Digby family – blue
Thomas Grey, Marquis of Dorset [d.1501] – white and dark red [murrey]
(also known as 3rd Lord Grey, 8th Lord Ferrers, Earl of Huntingdon in 1471, Marquis of Dorset in 1475)
Edward, Earl of March/Edward IV [d.1483] – murrey and blue
Edward, Prince of Wales [d.1471] – red and black
Henry Bouchier, Earl of Essex [1st d.1483, 2nd d.1529] – black and green
Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter [d.1475] – white and red
William Neville, Lord Fauconberg, Earl of Kent [d.1463] – white and blue
Walter Devereaux, 7th Baron Ferrers [d.1485] – white and red
Sir Edward Grey, 2nd Lord Grey, 7th Lord Ferrers of Groby [d.1461] – green
Sir John Radcliffe, Lord Fitzwalter [d.1461] – blue
William Bourchier, Lord Fitzwaurin or Fitz-Warine [still active 1469] – white and red [?]
Henry Lord Grey of Codnor [d.1496] – red and green
Edmund, Lord Grey of Ruthin and Earl of Kent in 1465 [d.1490] – red
Sir James Harrington [d.after 1497] – black [?]
William, Lord Hastings [d.1483] – dark red [or purple] and blue
Henry VI [d.1471] – white and blue
Henry VII – white and green
William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke [d.1469] – blue and red
John Howard, Duke of Norfolk [d.1485] – red
Thomas Howard [d.1524] – red and white
Thomas Talbot, Viscount Lisle or L’Isle [d.1470] – blue
Robert, 3rd Lord Hungerford and Lord Molynes [d.1464] – red and green
Francis, Viscount Lovell [died after 1487?] – blue and yellow
Thomas Fitzalan, Lord Maltravers, 12th Earl of Arundel in 1487 [d.1524] – black
John Neville, Lord Montague, earl of Northumberland 1464-1470 [d.1471] – red and black
Walter Blount, Lord Mountjoy – blue
John Neville 2nd Earl of Westmoreland [d.1461] – black and red
John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk [Ist d.1461, 2nd d.1476] – blue and red
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland [2nd earl d.1455, 3rd earl d.1461, 4th earl d.1489] – red and black
John De Vere, Earl of Oxford [Ist d. 1462, 2nd d. 1512] – orange or orange tawney
John Paston [d.1479] – red
Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke [d.1495] – white and green
Edward Poynings [active in 1485] – red
Richard of Gloucester/Richard III [d.1485] – murrey and blue
Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers and Lord Scales [d.1483] – green [but noted as blue and tawney at a tournament of 1478]
Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers [d.1491] – green
Thomas, Lord Roos [d.1464] – blue and yellow
Edmund, Earl of Rutland [d.1460] – murrey and blue
Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury, 2nd Earl of Westmoreland, [d.1460] – red and black
John, Lord Scrope of Bolton [d. 1498] – white
John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury [1st d. 1460, 2nd d. 1473] – red and black
Henry Beaufort, Duke of Somerset [d.1464] – white and blue
Thomas, Lord Stanley later Earl of Derby [d.1504] – orange tawney and green
William Stanley [d.1495] – red
John De La Pole, Duke of Suffolk [d.1491] – blue and yellow
Humphrey Talbot [active until at least 1483] – black and white
Rhys Ap Thomas ‘The Raven’ [active until at least 1485] – white
Richard Tunstall [d.1491] – black and white [?]
Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick [d.1471] – red
Lionel, 6th Lord Welles [d.1461] – black and red?
John, Lord Wenlock [d.1471] – white
Henry Willoughby – blue
Robert, Lord Willoughby [d.1501] – red and white
Richard, Duke of York [d.1460]- blue and white
John, Lord Zouche [d.1526] – black and murrey [murrey and purple were often confused]
Town contingents and militias:
1455 Coventry – green and red
1461 Rye – red
I have a little bit in the latest edition of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy, although if you blinked you’d probably miss it. I submitted an article on the De Havilland DH5 which was a bit late and didn’t make it into the 1917 theme section, mainly due…