Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Battle at Green Fields - ECW Pike and Shotte

Field of battle with Scots and Royalists fighting the forces of the people!

Last Saturday was an ideal opportunity to have a wonderful day of gaming at the NWS.

Cookie, Martin, Steve, Guido and myself took the opportunity to have a Blackpowder game using the wonderful Pike and Shotte rules which we have very much been enjoying recently at the club.  With everyone else bringing the figures for a change, I was very happy to play a minor role on the flank and try not to do too much that would prove disastrous. 

Setting up was devoid of terrain tiles which made things a bit easier.  Who remembers chalkboard paint???

The boys prepare their plans!

Lovely Scots Covenantors that I used to own but with Steve now.

Steve and Martin start the war of words.

Guidos lovely figures including some Thirty Years War rings ins take up position.

The Royalist centre awaits the impending bombardment

Martins lovely Redoubt ECW figures

My command on the left flank

Early combat between Parliamentarian horse and Scots swill!!

The Scots blunder early and advance at full pelt onto the enemy lines.

"Onward and upward lads"

Beautifully painted by Big Chris, these Renegade Royalists are wonderful figures to look and play with. 
Lovely figures Cookie!!

Good support is essential in the Pike and Shotte rules

The game was a cracker with so much action happening after lunch the photographic duties were forgotten.

Wonderful day of gaming capped by a winning draw to the men of Parliament...at least that's our story!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

In praise of terrain

Rubber lichen, home made roads and horsehair trees...brilliant!

Just a quick post of some photographs taken a while ago of a Chain of Command  game at the club a while back.

Anyone whoever visits Pat "The Silver Whistle" can not help but be inspired by his wonderful terrain ideally suited for these games.  He is brilliant and his tutorials are second to none.  These are our amateur attempts to do something on a much less grans or spectacular (or talented!!) scale.

However we are very happy with it.

Wider view of the same section.

Homemade building by Lev.  Bloody talented chap!