Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Monday, 29 September 2014

Claymore Castings new packs


Our two latest packs of figures painted by Andrew Taylor
OT34 and 40.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Ancient Germans


These are the start of my Ancient Germans. Figures are Warlord and Foundry...I think!


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

First game of Lion Rampant


I had a great game with Jack, Bart and Michael at the club last night.
We tried out the LR rules for the first time. We played with 26pts a side.
We set up a simple scenario where each side needed to hold the village, gaining
a point for each turn it was held. In the image above Bart and Michael look at me
in disbelief at my lack of tactics!

Jack has done a full AAR report on his blog

and Bart has one on his blog.


Monday, 15 September 2014

Movement trays 2





Some more images of the trays. Martin from Warbases now have these designs for sale.



Sunday, 14 September 2014

Movement trays.

Martin at Warbases made me a few movement trays for 'Lion Rampant'. I wanted the cut outs to be slightly angled as I wanted a less ridged or ranked up look to these bases.
Below is a WIP image of my Anglo- Teutonic 1390/92 crusader
Army. This army will have a bit of everything.

X wing our star wars overload day!

Let me set the scene...Starwars sound track on... Derek who we are gaming with had painted the board, greeted us at the door with lightsaber and darkside robe. Finn aged 8 is disgusted with us. We are just not cool!

12 ships but only one destiny!


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Henry Bolingbroke and the attacks on Vilnius



Henry Bolingbroke- later to be Henry IV spent the full year of 1390 supporting the unsuccessful siege of Vilnius by Teutonic Knights with his 300 fellow knights. During this campaign Henry Bolingbroke captured Lithuanian princes and then apparently took them back to England.

His second expedition to Lithuania in 1392 illustrates the financial benefits to the Order of these guest crusaders. His small army consisted of over 100 men, including Longbow archers and six minstrels, at a total cost to the Lancastrian purse of £4,360.Despite the efforts of Bolingbroke and his English crusaders, two years of attacks on Vilnius proved fruitless.

Above is the start of my English and Teutonic Allies. I plan two 24 point 'Lion Rampant' forces that can be allied together to create a large 48 point force. The English force will be Bolingbrookes expeditionary force with Archers and Knights. The Tuetonics will be mostly Knights with crossbow. All the figures are Claymore Castings that are perfect for 1390! 

Figures painted by Luife Lopez and myself.