Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
|The battle field seen from behind Newcastle's horse wing (near on the left), faced by Sir Hugh's horse, while the bulk of the foote are on the far side.|
|Sir Hugh's dragoons giving fire near the barn.|
|The two lines of foote move in for the clash.|
|It begins to go wrong for Sir Hugh's men, with the enemy pike pushing them back. Strykers commanded shotte can be seen in the bottom left putting up a fierce resistance against the enemy horse.|
|Sir Hugh's horse moving around the barn to try and attack Newcastles men from behind.|
|But the whitecoats are ready, and it is all for nothing.|
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
I don't get out much these days, at least not without small children in tow, and almost all extracurricular activities have been cancelled with the exception of 5 a side on a Sunday evening. It's lucky I really like playing football or losing every week would be upsetting, but it's not its really enjoyable. Back on subject and I don't get to wargame, no, not at all. But I did get a wars of the roses novel at Christmas and it inspired me enough to look on the Internet for wars of the roses battle reports, and in doing so I came across the blog of a chat with the most remarkable scenery building skills, and he has inspired me to plagiarise his work.
So here we are - attempting to create a mostly rural English (or welsh) set of terrain to cover the period between around 1200 and 1700 in 28mm scale so I can use it for wars of the roses and the English Civil war, and most probably many other periods besides.
This is part one, and I've included some work in progress pictures, and a shot of a test piece I put together. I'm writing on a tablet which means the photos may be iffy, and the text short, I may/may/might go into detail another time on the how's etc, but cannot claim originality of ideas.