Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Getting back to war gaming.

I am now sufficiently recovered after the op, to start playing games again. I have already started painting again, I have found short thirty minute spells doesn't cause muscle problems. The first game will be the long awaited skirmish in the snow with the forces of Godfrey Lovell, Owen Wadham and Guy de Cobham. The battle will of course be on my 'Saga of Yolare' blog if you wish to know the outcome. It will be fought using the Lion Rampant rule set, which is perfect for a small scale skirmish.

Godrey Lovell the Thrang of Knapton, on the left with his banner man, demands the lion's share of the supplies being carried to Egton Low Moor. Owen and Guy refuse and so battle shall commence.

The forces of Owen and Guy, consist of one unit each of spearmen and billmen, as well as two units of archers.

The leading archers are in the colours of the Thrang of Thorngarth, Guy's father. The second unit of archers and the spearmen are from Egton.

The forces of Godfrey Lovell consist of two units of billmen, one of archers and his Thrang Host, (foot knights).

Lovell's force is weaker in archery, but more powerful in melee. Due to the melting snow, mounted charges would be too dangerous, hence the dismounted foot knights.

For the mule train, I have had to borrow my English Civil War mules, so please ignore the more modern weapons being carried, such as musket rests and shot pouch bandoleers. The snow is to cover the road and verge base.

The plan is to fight this skirmish tomorrow and of course this will allow me to write the next chapter in the Saga. Not read it? Well shame on you, pop over to my other blog to follow the story.


Thursday, 12 May 2016

A couple of Sabots to try out.

I was sent a couple of sabots by a friend on Tabletop Commanders, Richard. He ordered a number of them, custom made for his own 6mm armies and kindly sent me a pair to evaluate. They come in two parts with a solid square base plate, and what is best described as a picture frame top with a hole for a dice and enough room to add the unit name if required.

Anyway, best to see the photos, which for some odd reason are not very good, but you will see the bases clear enough.

An empty base on the right, with two cannon and a limber on the left.

Two regiments of infantry.

A brigade of cavalry.

They certainly do the job and make moving around lots of units much easier. I should mention my infantry and cavalry bases are 60 x 30 mm and the cannon are 30 x 30 mm.