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
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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
Last night saw me return to my Pendragon character, Sir Docimedis, for another session of adventure and courtly derring-do. I have only played in two sesions of this game so far (and had three or four years of catch-up played by email) and I can only say that I am thoroughly enjoying it. Last night's evening of intrigue and battle was no different.Our Gamesmaster, RM, is running us through a humungous tome called The Great Pendragon Campaign. When I saw the book I thought it was a main rulebook, not an adventure background. It truly is a magnificent tome that the late Greg Stafford apparently spent over twenty years perfecting for publication. He certainly knew his onions.Last time out we left Sir Docimedis and companions on their way home from an adventure in London to purchase some uprated mail armour. Whilst dispatching a Saxon raiding party, Sir Docimedis picked up a wound from a spear thrust and was knocked from his horse for a further insulting injury. He managed to get home to his manor where he was he
Taking advantage of some much-needed downtime, I introduced JB to Ganesha Games' Of Armies and Hordes and PSC Games' Battle Ravens over the Easter weekend. JB brought his huge 10mm dark elf collection and trimmed out 1500 points worth of pointy wee b@stards to harass my halflings for our first game of the day. We set up the table with about 32 areas, sticking to relatively simple open terrain, light woods, hills, marsh, ruins, a burial ground and a village. Feeling viscous, the dark elf wolf pack went straight for the village in the first turn. They encountered 10 stands of villagers who they overran quite easily, but not without suffering casualties themselves.The halfling artillery on the hilltop - first time I've used artillery and it seemed pretty effective - bombarded the village, killing more wolves, before the halfling militia marched in and dispatched the last of them. In the distance the treefolk explored some ruins and discovered an poorly concealed and undefended treasure, while th
I'm not posting any pics this time around. There wasn't enough time. The Claimant to the throne, Duke Archibald, took such a sudden and overwhelming loss, we didn't even have time for pics. It was a brutally one sided affair which doesn't happen very often in these rules.But here's the results:Now Rutiger lays claim to the throne of the Kingdom. But for how long?
Pendragon - Thursday 11th April 2019A bit of a change of direction for this post today. We go from Middle Earth to post-Roman Britain for a quick visit, and an actual gaming session, albeit an RPG rather than tabletop battle game, even though we ended our session with a little skirmish.After I was forced to stop playing my regular Wednesday 5e D&D session due to family circumstances I didn't really get to play much in the way of RPGs as I just didn't have the time available during the week to do so. Fortunately, I was able to make a few sessions to finish off the first part of the Ravenloft campaign when my eldest was temporarily back from uni for autumn half-term and Christmas. I was also able to play in another adhoc campaign with a new Ranger character run by one of the other players.In addition to the three or four sessions of 5e D&D, I also had the opportunity to roll up and do the pre-gen preparation for a Pendragon character just before Christmas. I have played this game once or twice in the di
This completes another small project: a set of Tudor commanders to lead my War of the Roses army. Henry Tudor was finished in December last year but now he has the support of two of his famous sub-commanders: The figures are all from Roundway. I really like the figures for their late 15th century look and because the sculpting isn't overly complicated. I chose John de Vere & Rhys ap Thomas
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I should have entered the Squirrel Duel with all the different periods I'm painting up!!!Postie asked for a muted palette, so that's what he got!These 24 figures are the London slingers who were in the army of Simon de Montfort, during the Barons Wars which was fought between 1264-65.The Slingers fought at the Battle of Lewes in 1264The figures are from Essex Miniatures and could be used for any Medieval army.There are 24 figure in this post making a very nice 120 points!