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The Battle of Tickhill, 1642

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm When we decided on an English Civil War game this week, we reprised our fictitious little campaign nest in South Yorkshire. In it, the Royalist Earl of Doncaster (played by Sean) is locked in tabletop combat with my guy, the Earl of Rotherham. This week, Sean

The Battle of Kirby Lane 1643

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm Once again there were just two of us gaming this week. So, we opted for a small English Civil War encounter – part of our continued feud between the Royalist Earl of Doncaster (Sean’s alter ego) and my own Parliamentarian one, the Earl of Scunthorpe. In

The Battle of Hatfield, 1643

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm With others away south it was just Sean and I this week. So, we reprised our roles as the Earls of Doncaster and Rotherham and resumed our intermittent fictional campaign set in ECW Yorkshire. This time, the Royalist Earl of Doncaster (Sean) was busily besieging the

Ambush at Little Plodding, 1642

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm This little game saw a return to Yorkshire, and the continuing fictional clash between the Royalist Earl of Doncaster and the Parliamentarian Earl of Scunthorpe. This time, it was all about a Parliamentarian siege train. The Earl of Doncaster was besieging Barnard Castle, but to breach

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

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

The Battle of Thatcham, 1644

English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm This week we returned to the English Civil War, and a small game set during the Second Newbury campaign of 1644. A Royalist force under Lord Astley was deployed to the east of Newbury, blocking the path of the Earl of Manchester’s Eastern Association, who was trying

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