Wednesday, 7 November 2018


The Percy archers all based up and added to the force. The red dice at the back of the centre stands are amo markers for the "To the Strongest" rules.  Figures painted by Andrew and myself. All Claymore Castings.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Grim up north

The northern captains. Hotspur, Ralph Percy, Redman and Lilburn. All Claymore Castings.


Henry Percy, commonly known as Hotspur. He was a significant captain in the border area during the Anglo-Scottish wars.In April 1386 Hotspur was dispatched to France to reinforce the English garrison at Calais, while there he led raids into Picardy. Between August and in October 1387 he took command of a naval force in an attempt to relieve the siege of Brest He later fought at Otterburn and led a rebellion against Henry IV of England and was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. Figures are Claymore Castings, flags by Flags of War.  Figures painted by Andrew and David.
I'm getting these ready for a game on the 15th.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Charge of the Bohemians

Strapped to his retainers, King John makes his charge at Crecy...or my version of him does :)

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

John the Blind, King of Bohemia

Hi all, thanks for the recent comments. For some reason my account isn't letting me reply just now, please don't think I'm ignoring the comments. I will get the technology sorted.

I have moved on to the first of the Bohemian contingent for my Crecy period project. This time King John himself tied to his retainers for the famous charge.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Claymore Castings display game

The start of a Claymore Castings display game for shows next year.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Wars of the Roses

My son Finn and I decided to display our Wars of the Roses game at the Forfar show today. We were delighted to win best demo.
I have been making grass terrain mats from Fleece fabric and it has worked well. Figures are all Perry Miniatures. We used the  "To the strongest "  rules with modification for measuring as we didn't use grids. The manor house was made by James Sharpe.

Finn with the shield and certificate (held upside down).

Other games that caught my eye...
The Iron Brigades Napoleonic game. Just fantastic well done Kevin and Peter.

Martin Terroni's fabulous, 18th century, game using the "Beneath the Lily" banners rules by Barry Hilton. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018


Ballista as a germanic/goth type in Roman service (from the Harry Sidebottom books). This was Simon Miller and Phil Hendry's fantastic give away figure from their epic game at Partizan. The figure is available from Aventine miniatures. Now on a command base for " To the strongest"' I have a large 3rd Century game planed with Ken Pearce on Thursday. Looking forward to getting the troops on the table, however my small collection will be lost in amongst all Ken's stuff.