|Lord Mountjoy's Regiment leave the city in November 1688|
|Marlborough's troops go ashore at Passage West|
|Kinsale scenario on a 4PlayX table|
Exactly a year ago I was sitting in a very quiet part of Mallorca planning the next book. It'll be quick I told myself. Six months maybe. Well, it is just about ready and it took a year. It would have been sooner but Lockdown affected the layout process. That's all done now. It is a 128 page scenario book for Beneath the Lily Banners and is called 'A taste of...
I have been holding back on certain posts for a while simply because I wanted to see how things were unfolding with Covid and supply chain issues such as manufacturing and master moulding.
Things are slowly getting resolved but overall, I will have to implement wholesale changes in the way that I get products to market.Ultimately, that will be to everyone's benefit but during the transition,...
|During the evolving construction process|
I fancied making a towed, mobile gateway for my wagon burg. The idea it that this feature guards the main entrance to the wagon fortress and, when necessary, can be towed out of the space it plugs to let troops in our out.
|Creating a towing bar - probably need a lot of oxen for this beast|
The design had no drawing or plan, it is built from instinct and evolved...
This was a wee bit of a find. 1.5 Euro entry fee, a laminated six page guide in English - up a back stair inside a restaurant in the 'Assassin's Creed' castle of Monteriggioni - but, I loved it!
A series of vignettes from the 1st Crusade and Capture of Jerusalem to the Teutonic knights, Landsknechts and the dreaded Swiss coming to town in Siena - it was all good stuff.
I definitely got a hint of...
|Rough mock-up shot of Garrison Point Fort in 1667. Van Ghent's squadron attempting to sail past.|
My ideas for the Medway Campaign 1667 involve it being conducted by map, in 1/2400 scale and finally, in 28mm for small land and naval actions.I thought I would begin building the small scale terrain with the first significant defensive work encountered by the Dutch.
On the north western tip of the Isle...
An appraisal of England’s fire eating general
|Cutts probably did not get into the heat of battle at Blenheim but his commanded a large body of the army.|
|English hero - for sure, Subject of Swiftian satire - definitely!|
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