Welcome to my wargaming blog,
I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
This may or may not be a regular thing, we'll just have to see how it goes.

I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
Hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I will writing in it.
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Sunday 29 October 2017

Medieval Scottish re-base

As promised here are the Scottish stands re-based, again Lords, knights etc from the Scottish/English border circa 1388.

Scottish force.

James, second Earl of Douglas:

Sir John Swinton:

Sir John Lindsay, Sir James Lindsay:

L to R, Sir John Towers, Sir Walter Sinclair:

L to R, Sir Alexander Frazer, Sir David Fleming:

L to R, Sir Malcom Drummond, Sir William Ruthven:

L to R, George, Earl of Dunbar and March, Sir William Gledstone:

L to R, Sir William Dalzell, Sir Alexander Lindsay:

L to R, Sir David Graham, Sir William Wardlaw:

L to R, Sir John de Haga, Sir John Haliburton:

L to R, Sir John Maxwell, Sir John Montgomery:

L to R, Simon Glendinning,Sir Robert Lauder:

L to R, John Wedderburn, Archibald Douglas:

Scots archers, yes they had longbowmen, just not as many and possibly not as proficient:

That will do for now,

Saturday 28 October 2017

Another re-base. English 28mm Medieval

It is a long time since I have last posted on here I admit but I have been gaming and painting - honest!
I went up to Mick's place with Neal and Scotty to re-fight Klissow 1702 see here great fun, a pretty accurate historical result as my and Scotty's Saxon/Polish army got beaten, mainly as my Saxon cavalry had a chance to charge disrupted Neal's Swedish cavalry crossing a stream and rolled crap dice but then I dithered and lost me chance, oh well!
Also Neal and I are fighting a large 15mm Napoleonic Peninsula battle using the fantastic General D'Armee rules, more of that when we finish.
But the main wargaming occupation at the minute has been to re-base my two English and Scottish armies circa 1350 - 1403 ish. Painted up mainly for the battle of Otterburn 1388 though the knights and esquires I have done were mainly at Otterburn they are representative of both sides of the English/Sottish boarder during this period.
Many other pictures of the original figures can be found here but I felt that they weren't that great, needed tarting up and re-basing on Impetus bases. They can now be used with the To the Strongest rules which are our go to rules for Ancient/Medieval.
So, on to the photographs, English First



Sir Henry Percy (Hotspur):

Henry Percy Earl of Northumberland:

Sir Mathew Redman:

Sir Ralph Percy:

L to R, Sir Ralf Lumley, Sir Raymond Delaval, Sir John Copledyke:

L to R, Sir William Hilton, Sir John de Lilburn:

L to R, Sir Robert Ogle, Sir Ralph Eure:

L to R, Nicholas Reymes esquire, Peter de Tilliol:

L to R, Ralph, Baron of Greystoke:

L to R, Sir Thomas Gray, Sir William Lucy:

L to R, Sir Robert Umfraville, Walter Shirland (Bishop of Durham):

I'll post the Scots tomorrow.