Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Today's game was played by myself and John Williams on a 4 x 6 foot table. The game was based on two Norman Dux's fighting it out against each other, for the right to rule. The Armies were only small, both only 2600pts, but more then enough to play in couple of hours and also knock back a few light beers.
Crusader mounted Norman knights (Milites)
Two of Leroy's' Norman command stands
The Norman figures are all Crusader Miniatures and the Saxon (used as Vikings from the Dogs of War list - WAB) are Blacktree Design.
Archers hiding in the forrest take time to pick their targets
Milites and Pueri clash - no need to tell you who the victor was
The Norman shieldwall stands firm (all Normans are Crusader Miniatures , slingers are Blacktree design)
Friday, April 13, 2007
The demo games were ranging from American Civil War, The Age of Chivalry (WAB), the Sudan - Sword and the Flame, The Boxer Rebellion and the Wars of the Successors (WAB).
Next year Gerry is hoping to get a lot more publicity and invites anyone, who wishes to put on a demo game or just come along to play, to visit his website and register for the next games.
ACW 15mm demo game
There were quite a few photos taken of this game by Ken Jowett and myself so I thought I would put a few more of them up again for your enjoyment.
Greek mercenaries and skirmishers from Antigonus's left flank move forward
Tarentines and Parthian horse archers from Antigonus's left flank move forward to counter Eumenes's cavalry screen
A&A and Vendel Miniatures stand side by side waiting for the charge of Eumenes's elephants
Prodromoi and Xystophoroi
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Pike and elephants clash
The terrain was made by Robert Fletcher, photos were taken by myself and Ken Jowett. The other guys playing were Scott Robertson, Brian Sinclair, Kevin Jowett, his son James and Mark Temple.
Skirmishers and a bolt thrower provide the only support for Antigonus's base camp. The base camp was stratch built by Scott.
A great shot of the phalanx's about to clash
Essex companions and elephant (painted by Scott) attack 1st Corp Greek settler cavalry (painted by Leroy Simpson)