All of the "late" period army lists, as well as the 25mm lists from this weekend's Britcon event are now published on the ADLG Wiki on Madaxeman.com.That's 44 different army lists covering the following 28 armies:Anglo-IrishBerberBulgarBurgundian OrdonnanceCommunal ItalianCondottieriFree CompanyGhaznavidHundred Years War FrenchIlkhanid MongolIndonesian and MalayJurchen-ChinLow CountriesMedieval GermanMedieval HungarianMedieval PolishMedieval ScotsMedieval SpanishMongol EmpireNormans in SicilyOttoman EmpireSamuraiSiamSwissTimuridTuaregWars of the RosesYuan ChineseThe 'early' lists were published earlier later this week.
If you look above this post, on the blog itself not the RSS feed, you'll see that the menu bar has a new item entitled Bookshop. My intention is to feature my commercial books and publishing projects. At the moment there are just two entries: the Poleaxed Sourcebooks for the War of the Roses and the Hobilar Archive CD. I was co-author for the Sourcebooks providing the background historical
.......from Peter Pig for some fantasy gaming!Still adding to the good forces with some artillery and a medical unit, nice figures as usual from Peter Pig, still need to add cavalry and that should be it for the forces for good (well goodish...) and the god wills it lot!Early medical unit, need to sort that base out.......If you notice he has a siren in his left hand and painkiller in his right!"God Wills It"
Today I finished this mini-project that's been active for quite some time. My original intention was to replace some older eastern medieval medium cavalry with new figures representing Russian cavalry in Lithuanian service as per ADLG list 237: I don't know the historical background for the inclusion of the Russians in the list. I'm assuming they were mercenaries. If you know more please
Last night we played one of our group's favorite games, our Campaign for the Kingdom. WE've been playing the rules for about 20 years, with lead just as old. This is a mapless campaign. The player with the most points, accrued by victories, is the Claimant. The player with the next highest, is the Pretender. First player to agreed upon total wins. In this case 12 points.In the this battle, the Earl Rutiger was defending his claim to the throne from Ulric, Duke of the Black Isles. I played Rutiger, in absence of the real player.The first few turns saw a cautious advance on both sides, players trying to hold their lines together. But, of course, there were a few commanders who got jumpy and the lines surged forward.This game is a delicate dance of controlling your force's Battlelust. For the most part they will follow your orders, but different factors and terrible dice may send them charging forward, or cooling their heels. Too much aggression, they get tired. Too little they start thinking about those crops a
A lot, but not all, of our gaming gets fully posted on here. Here are a few additional photos to give a flavour of what we've been up to over the summer so far.Lee and I had a go with our 1/600 scale ancient war galleys - my assorted vessels (quadreme, trihemiolia, and two hemioliai) were all from Xyston, while his triereme squadron from Skytrex mixed well on the same table. Lee quickly managed to sink my trihemiolia and capture a hemiolia, but then my remaining galleys pulled their proverbial finger out and got to work, sinking all three of his trieremes.Brett, Lee and I played a three way treasure island game of Galleys & Galleons. Lee was running his own squadron for the first time, so he had a number/points advantage, but he didn't need it. My two Dutch cromsters took the fight to everyone and performed remarkably well, but Lee managed to find the only treasure on the archipelago and, although I had him grappled and on the back foot in a boarding action, managed to cut his way free to victory. Brett s
Continuing on with my new medieval collection for outlaw-ish deeds of daring, here are the rest of my current wolfsheads:Well-fed friar (AKA Friar Tuck), Trent MiniaturesAlan-a-Dale (note the lute strapped to his back), Midlam MiniaturesSir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, recently returned from Crusade (or Hereward the Wake, recently returned from Flanders), Gripping Beast Miniatures with a shield swapGeneric Norseman, probably supporting Hereward the Wake...? Wargames Foundry with added bow and scratch-built arrow Next...? On with some villains!
The Quaeye Werelt is a large medieval camp re-enactment, taking place in Deurne (near Antwerp) since 1999.During the event, people can witness how the medieval life went about, and buy things from specialised merchants.There are also demonstrations of re-enactors, like this medieval swordfight tournament. But the highlight is definitly the battle for Antwerp, as the Burgundy army came to our beloved city to quell the rebellion on taxes.We did leave the battle a few minutes before the end, to beat the masses on the drinking lines. And at 30 degrees, there was no way i wanted to wait a moment longer then needed.This was also Noshi`s first time at the event, and she found it a truly wonderful experience. And one I can recommend to all you people as well to pass by and have a stroll in the wonderful park, transformed during this medieval fair in one big encampment!
Bruce pulled out the game Hammer of the Scots this past week. I've never played and, wow, what an amazing game!Things started out poorly for me as I managed to lose William Wallace right out of the gate (bad strategy on my part) and Bruce then pushed north aggressively.Once I got the hang of the game, I then started to rebuild.As we near the end of the short Edward the 1st game, Bruce nicely timed an over-wintering and beat me silly, so I conceded with one year to go.Overall, a super good game that I would totally play again now that I understand what is going.
Roll Call this year saw a 25mm competition in the High Medieval era, and to this gunfight came the Wars of the Roses Lancastrians, in an attempt to use a load of longbowmen and dismounted Perry Men at Arms in a sort of OK army.There was a big Gunne, plenty of Northern references, 5 matches against everyone from the Jurchen Chin to the Swiss, the Samurai to the Burgundians and even with a Condottieri pasta course in the middle of it all.See how "our kids" did in these heavy metal battles as longbows twanged and plastic swords clanged and the Lancastrians tried to find out if every single list in the L'Art de la Guerre book is at least partly viable.It's a veritable Coronation Street episode of convoluted plotting and amazing acting (by some of the casualty markers especially) - but who will be crowned Landlord of the Rovers Return at the end?Read on to find out!
..............and some Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles!Some 15mm civilians from Battle Valor, nice sculpts, perfect for fantasy and many other periods I believe.......Attempted some size comparison shots, Khurasan, Battle Valor, CP Models, Battle Valor and Croms Anvil......Met up with Daniel this week and while he was in Dublin with his girlfriend attending a concert he dropped in to Forbidden Planet and picked up Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles starter box plus two extras fighters.Slightly similar to X-Wing but more emphasis on movement, speed, kinetic energy and altitude, there is just 2D6 for shooting and damage is pulled from a stack of tokens with random damage score, another separate stack for collisions, more complicated than X-Wing, no shields, no saving throws, there are cards giving extra maneuver skills, firepower etc......Took us a little while to get set up and ready but combat is brutal, game was over in 20mins, I destroyed one of my own craft by steering in to an asteroid
Hot of the Herce Salon de Guerre painting desk today, the last remaining figures oof a Byzantine army commision of over three hundred figures. Painted for a long term Australian client Colin. Colin visited us in France this year at L'hotel de Herce for our personalised guided battlefeild tours of the Loire, Brittany and Normandy. We had the opportunity to walk the battlefeilds then wargame it on the tabletop at Herce Salon de Guerre. Miniatures are from Eureka miniatures and based for impetus.You can book our military history tours and wargame holidays ith us direct Herce Salon de GuerrecheersMatt
In our Village Attacks review, we take a look at a cooperative tower defense game from Adam Smith and Grimlord Games. The post Village Attacks Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.
The lists from the top four placed players in the 2019 15mm Roll Call period have now been added to the ADLG Wiki, along with my 25mm Medieval list and the lists of my 5 opponents over the weekend.15mm Lists:Mike Bennett Sui & Tang ChineseHubert Bretagne Mérovingian FranksPaul Johnston Christian NubianPeter Webb Christian Nubian25mm lists My WOTR Lancastrians (1st)Jurchen Chin Swiss (4th)Burgundian OrdonnanceItalian Condotta (2nd)Samurai (5th)
As is always the case, despite having far too many figures I managed to pick a list for Roll Call last weekend which meant I needed to buy and paint up some more figures.This time it was a 25mm artillery piece for my WOTR Lancastrian army, which with all my 25mm artillery being decidedly TYW was just too much of a stretch to morph across from stuff I already had.A quick peruse of the various manufacturers threw up Front Rank Figurines, who I haven't actually bought anything from before (that I can remember...). They have a very nice set of 100YW and WOTR ranges, and a special-buy pack of gunners and crew with both a heavy and lighter gun included.This ended up being what I bought, and I'm pleased to say both that it arrived quickly and the figures looked as good in the metal as they did in the professionally painted photos from their website.This chap in the foreground has ended up with more of a casting line that I'd have ideally liked. It would have been easy enough to scrape off with the edge of a craft kn