Posts Tagged ‘The War of Three Kings’

Synthesizing.. it’s what I do

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We are attempting to collate disparate information sources into a central pool and challenge some dubious ‘facts’The process of compiling our uniform and unit history guides is one I enjoy very much. I liken it to cold-case detection work or forensic a…

Interview with Barry – The War of Three Kings

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This interview was recorded right after we had played a game set in 1672 using Nick Eyre’s wonderful collection. The game featured a numerically inferior Dutch Army taking on the mighty French during the infamous Rampjaar (Disaster Year).Dan allows me …

Warfare Miniatures – Partizan May 20, 2018

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Some of Steve Shann’s wonderful collection of Warfare Miniatures cavalryWe are very much looking forward to Partizan on Sunday and we have a full team on the park – Toggy, DOB and myself.We are demo-ing The War of Three Kings in the setting of Flanders…

Rawdon Raises an Army, Part One

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Thomas Grove – After playing a game of Beneath the Lily Banners/The War of Three Kings I was hooked. Now to create my own army. I really enjoyed Arthur Rawdon’s force from the scenario we played so I decided I would stick with the Cock of the North. I…

Wandering Around Ireland, Part VII

Posted on May 6th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – After trekking up and down both banks of the Boyne, we set out to find the point where the Jacobites mounted a desperate rear guard in a walled graveyard on the crest of Donore Hill. It’s not on the map. We pretty much drove around …

Amazing stories of Derring Do from Tactica..

Posted on May 3rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Having at the last minute decided not to run this game at Partizan in favour of a Flanders Bash it is nice to give it one last airing here with some ‘real life war stories’ from the field of battle in Germany..Notice the organized progress of these fin…

The Walls of Limerick, Part III

Posted on April 30th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – I’ve made some progress on my project for the Guns of August show this summer. It is August 24th-26th and I am definitely attending, though I will only be there Saturday and Sunday. The plan is to run the game twice on Saturday and …

Wandering Around Ireland, Part VI

Posted on April 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – After deciding no one was going to attempt to follow in the steps of the Dutch Guard and cross the river, we climbed back up onto the road. Walking north we climbed a steep rise and then turned east to walk the area where the Willia…

Building up the Panzer Division: Imperial Cuirassiers

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Why would you not want to build the army that consistently contributed to the defence of Christian Europe and to facing down Christian Europe’s most powerful Catholic monarch?The Austrians/Habsburgs/Holy Roman Empire/Imperialist Army is the Janus of co…

New pdf set : A Wargamer’s guide to the Williamite Army at Aughrim

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have been working on this pdf set for two years and it is finally ready for publishing. It follows the format used in our successful Boyne and Derry series of pdfs.Clarence has made some super contributions on artwork and we’ve updated certain inform…

Wandering Around Ireland, Part V

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – A conversation I had via Messenger last week…”Are you ever going to finish blogging about your Ireland trip?””What? Didn’t I finish it? That was a year ago…””Didn’t you go the Boyne?””Son of a…”So, yes. Roughly one year ago I …

The Cock of the North, Part Four

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – Well, that was fun! Running a game for players who have no experience with a rule set is always tricky. You can spend a lot of time bogged down in tedious explanations of mechanics and the minutia of the charts and discover that no …

The Cock of the North, Part Three

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – Turns five through seven saw the action heat up as both sides began to make more aggressive moves.Sir Arthur attempts to dazzle his opponent with a double order deployment in hopes of confusing his foe…Unfazed, General Hamilton re…

The War of Three Kings QRS

Posted on March 11th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – We opted out of printing a QRS this time, but fear not you can have them absolutely free! Once you get a handle on the game, most of the rules you’ll need are right here…OMG! IT’S SIX PAGES LONG!We got that with Republic to Empire…

The Cock of the North, Part Two

Posted on March 8th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – For the initial deployment, I placed the Foot of the Protestant Association in the village of Dromore, and left it up to the players to deploy their Horse and Dragoons as they saw fit. With Hamilton not yet on the field, Chris playe…

The Cock of the North, Part One

Posted on March 5th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Clarence Harrison – I had the opportunity to run a pre-release game of Beneath the Lily Banners/The War of Three Kings for some friends last weekend. They hadn’t played any of the previous versions and were unfamiliar with the period, though eager to g…

Beneath the Lily Banners: The War of Three Kings (PRE-ORDER NOW)

Posted on February 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Pre order price £25.00/$40 ex postageTake the field and win the crown of England for your chosen liege Lord! Fight for King James and aided by your French allies, lead the Irish Army to victory against the usurper and his foreign horde. Support King Wi…

The Great German Grand Prix 1694 – LoA TACTICA 2018

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

During the Nine Years War 1688-1697 many German speaking states fought as part of the Grand Alliance against Louis XIV’s mighty France. Although German troops fought in Flanders they also served in the Rhine lands and elsewhere.Rough shot of how the GR…

The War of Three Kings – "How is this game different?"

Posted on December 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Before talking about what’s new, let’s look at some things that stayed the same…Unit OrganizationFor the most part, units are organized in the same manner they’ve always been – three stands for a battalion of Foot and two stands for a squadron of Hor…

The War of Three Kings – "How is this game different?"

Posted on December 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Before talking about what’s new, let’s look at some things that stayed the same…Unit OrganizationFor the most part, units are organized in the same manner they’ve always been – three stands for a battalion of Foot and two stands for a squadron of Hor…

The War of Three Kings – "What’s up with the name?"

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The game is still Beneath the Lily Banners. When we started developing the new rules, we wanted to streamline as many things as possible without loosing the feel of the game. Some of this came in the form of rule changes), but some came from discussing…

The War of Three Kings – "What’s up with the name?"

Posted on December 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The game is still Beneath the Lily Banners. When we started developing the new rules, we wanted to streamline as many things as possible without loosing the feel of the game. Some of this came in the form of rule changes, but some came from discussing …

The War of Three Kings – "So what took you so long?"

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

If you are a regular visitor, you know that for the last eighteen months Barry and I have been working on the third edition of Beneath the Lily Banners. I know that seems like forever, but again regular visitors will know we both have stupid busy jobs….

The War of Three Kings – "So what took you so long?"

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

If you are a regular visitor, you know that for the last eighteen months Barry and I have been working on the third edition of Beneath the Lily Banners. I know that seems like forever, but again regular visitors will know we both have stupid busy jobs….

Beneath the Lily Banners: The War of Three Kings

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Don’t mind me, I’ll just leave this here…More soon…