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Le Champ de la Beuh, 1425

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm Lindsay bought a couple of new mats this week, and so for this medieval romp I suggested she use the green one. They bizarrely describe it as “forest green”, but frankly it looks more like undried pot – hence the name of the battlefield – the field of

Misc

The Clash at Bethel Church, 1861

Misc – The American Civil War – Rebels and Patriots – 28mm We decided to change the pace this week, and stage a large skirmish game using Osprey’s Rebels and Patriots rules. I mainly use these for French & Indian War games, but during lockdown Lindsay talked everyone into building up small  skirmish forces for

The Napoleonic Wars

The Battle of Chashniki, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Field of Battle, 28mm This week’s game was a continuation of our dabbling in Piquet – Field of Battle. So, it was very much a learning curve game, with Mally and I commanding the French on one side, while Sean and newcomer Graham played the Russians. It was loosely based on the

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The English Civil War

The Battle of Cadeby, 1642

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm This week saw a return to Yorkshire, and the fictitious struggle between the Royalist Earl of Doncaster and the Parliamentarian Earl of Rotherham. The latest clash took place not far from the last, on the outskirts of Doncaster. The battlefield had a few scattered fields and

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The English Civil War

The Battle of Armthorpe, 1642

The English Civil War, For King and Parliament, 28mm Here’s a thing. I haven’t played an English Civil War game since lockdown first began in early 2020. It was the last “proper” wargame I played – a weekend game played somewhere other than a farmhouse kitchen. Since then I’ve re-based my figures, and touched up

Misc

First Clash at Munson’s Hill, 1862

Misc. (American Civil War), Rebels and Patriots, 28mm This was something of a new departure. Several months ago I was talked into painting up two forces for a club project – American Civil War skirmish games using Rebels and Patriots. We’d planned a larger  ACW skirmish game this week, but Lindsay, the duty driver  injured

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The High Road to Zaporizhzhia, 1648

Misc (Eastern Renaissance), The Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm This week we were off to the 17th century Ukraine. Lindsay had been painting up some Renaissance Poles – mainly glitzy winged hussars – while I’d augmented my mounted Cossacks by adding some more on foot. There were going to be four of us for this game, but

The Roman World

The Battle of Aeginium, 88BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm This week we were off to Greece – well, Thessaly – in a non-historic clash between a small Late Republican Roman force, and an unholy barbarian alliance. These ruffians were made up of Galatians and, somewhat surprisingly, Dacians. Actually, Mally had been painting some Dacians – two warbands

The Second World War

Attack on Warlaing 1940

Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm This game, played at home, had to correspond to all Covid restrictions, so this were a little limiting. Still, I was able to play facemask-to-facemask as it were, and this is the result. My friend Lindsay wanted to field her 1940 Germans, so I dug out my early

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