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Monday, 24 April 2017


Here are a few photos of some Galloglass that I've just finished painting. These figures are formerly Vendel, now Sgt Major Miniatures and will be used for Irish in my Yorkist War of the Roses army. I'll also use them for Lion Rampant as Men-at-Arms in Islemen and Irish retinues. I have just ordered some more Islemen from the superb Claymore Castings range from Vinnie to add to these and I'm painting more of the Sgt Major Miniatures figures - a unit of Irish Kerns. There is an interesting Osprey book on the Galloglass 1259-1600.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Pikeman's Lament Game

Parliamentarian forces on the left, Royalists on the right

Royalist Gallopers

Parliamentarian Trotters, Cuirassiers and Dragoons

Royalist Gallopers charge the Parliamentarian Dragoons

Here are a few photos of a 15mm ECW Pikeman's Lament game we played before Easter down at the club. We played a game of this earlier in the year with Craig's lovely 15mm ECW Peter Pig figures but I forgot to take photos. Both sides had two 18 point commands and the scenario was a straight forward clash. It was quite a close, protracted and bloody game with Craig's Parliamentarians eventually emerging as victors.

Parliamentarian Trotters caracole effectively

Casualties mount on the Royalist infantry

Royalists fail their wavering tests and rout

Sunday, 9 April 2017

New Kingdom Egyptians versus Sea People - ADLG Game

View of the table with both armies deployed

View from the Egyptian lines

Sea People army

New Kingdom Egyptian army

Both armies advance

Last Sunday morning Gary and I met at the Vikings Club for a 100 point L'Art de la Guerre (ADLG) game between New Kingdom Egyptians and Sea People. It was a very easy victory for the Egyptians commanded by Gary. He was able to rout the Sea People chariots and then roll up the left flank of the Sea People horde with some casualties, but no loss of units. I spent 3 command points a turn to restrain my impetuous troops from uncontrolled charges and disorder, all to no avail! Craig arrived at lunch time with his 15mm ECW and in the afternoon we played a game of Pikeman's Lament. I'll put the photos of this game in a separate, later post.

On my blog I've just noticed that majority of photos in many of my posts are no longer appearing. Photos on posts between 19/11/2011 and 8/1/2017 seem to have gone AWOL. Hopefully this is just a temporary issue with my Photobucket account. I can't access the photos in my account either, the albums won't load properly and the page just keep freezing. I've recently started using Flickr again and hopefully the Photobucket problem is only a temporary issue, glitch or bug and will resolve itself soon.

Egyptian chariots and archers shoot 

Sea People chariots charge

Casualties mount

Sea People's left flank is rolled up

Egyptian commander exhorts his victorious troops

Saturday, 8 April 2017

More Sea People

Shosu Bedouin Nomad skirmishers

Teresh warriors left and Sheklesh/Shosu warriors right

Here are a few more Sea People that I've just finished painting. These will all see action in an ADLG game tomorrow morning down at the club. The figures are mainly Foundry, with a few Cutting Edge Miniatures and Northstar Miniatures from their Kadesh range. The Ox Cart and crew are by Newline and the donkeys are by Castaway.

Lukka warriors left and Pelset warriors right

Pelset Ox cart and donkeys

Friday, 31 March 2017

Republican Roman Commanders

Here are a couple of Republican Roman Commanders that I've just finished painting. The figures are by Relic Miniatures except for the shielded figure which is Crusader Miniatures, with a LBM shield transfer.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Neo-Assyrian Kisir Sharruti

Here are a few photos of a Neo-Assyrian infantry unit that I've finally finished. The front two ranks are armoured spearmen and the back two ranks armoured archers. They are Kisir Sharruti or 'king's standing army' part of a large force consisting of regular, professional soldiers, maintained by the Assyrian king. The figures are all Eureka Miniatures, except for the standard bearer who is by Wargames Foundry.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Camillan Romans vs Pyrrhic Successors - L'Art De La Guerre Game

Pyrrhus's army deployed

Pyrrhic pike and elephants

Romans deployed

View from behind Pyrrhus' lines

A daunting sight for the Romans

Roman leves advance

The infantry close

Last Sunday at the Vikings Club, Garry and I played a 200 point ADLG game, with my Camillan Romans defending against his attacking Epirote and Tarentine army. The Roman cavalry on both flanks were quickly routed by Pyrrhus' Xystophoroi and the Roman army was in trouble early on. In the end the Romans were on the verge of being demoralised, but staged a minor come back in the final turn. Both armies were demoralised in the same turn, Pyrrhus and a commander were killed, so a Pyrrhic victory of sorts for the Epirote and Tarentine forces.

Roman Equites are routed

Romans try to fill the gaps in their line

About face on the right flank

Infantry charge in the centre

The Roman left flank is patched up

Romans are on the verge of demoralisation

One of Pyrrhus' elephants routes

Both armies are demoralised