Thursday, 29 May 2008

A 15th Century Wargame....



I went with a friend to Carronade ( a wargame show in Falkirk) a few weeks ago - excellent show with a light and airy venue Afterwards we returned to my friend Phil's garden for a wargame al fresco. Everything was set up , the game began and then the sky darkened , thunder rolled and a quick exit was made to the house- the tiles enabling the game to be set up in the lounge! This was the first outing for Charles the Bold against the Swiss. I commanded the Swiss and an exciting game ensued . The Swiss won and Charles the bold met his demise during the game. Figures painted by Phil - who also took the enclosed photos. It was a good day....
Hopefully my Imperialists will take the field against these superb armies one day in the not so distant future! We used DBM rules which really worked well.

7 comments:

MiniWargamer said...

Nice looking battlefield. May I ask who does the buildings?

tradgardmastare said...

They were bought from Caliver and manufactured and painted in China - very reasonably priced too !

meadows boy said...

Intersting blog, which figures will you be using for your army?
cheers
David

Stryker said...

Interesting idea - wargaming in the garden. Takes me back to my childhood. I wonder if that lost platoon of Airfix WWII Japanese are still lurking in the vegetable patch?
Nice blog - looking forward to more.

Ian

SoA Shows North said...

No chance of playing wargames in the garden down here in the heart of England!
Thanks for for some good links (and for including 'Ancients on the Move amongst them .. :o) ...)..
Phil at Shows North, who is having a very wet week in the English midlands!

vexillia said...

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Phil said...

Great looking battlefield!
Phil.