The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August



1424


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Talbot's Battle Stand One

In all likelihood Gilbert lord Talbot's Battle was placed in the centre alongside that of Bedfords. Unfortunately, no rules set is perfect and so we place Talbot in command in a separate battle where, in truth, the commanders of the English at Verneuil would have been at the front of a more of less continuous battle line. Or so the theory goes....

Here's Talbot and part of his fighting force in all their belligerent glory.I hope you enjoy the pics:













15 comments:

  1. Stunning figures!!, love the flag too!!!

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  2. Greate work mate!

    Best regards dalauppror

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  3. Lovely work - based for Impetus?

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    1. Hi Stephen,

      Yeah, the army is based for Impetus. This style of basing just gives so much scope to create a vignette- really the world is your oyster.

      Darrell.

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  4. I should give them a try some time, but not sure about the re-basing [looks across the room at everything based for WAB] ;-)

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    1. I know the feeling. Most of my stuff is still based for WAB and will probably stay that way as I've heard some very good things about War and Conquest.

      The Impetus basing was mainly to create the maximum dynamism on a base as we were putting on a demo game.

      Darrell.

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  5. Lovely. The colours are really something else!!
    Cheers
    paul

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  6. Lovely work as usual Darrell! For me Impetus has become my game of choice for ancient/medieval wargaming for reasons that you stated in regards to basing potential and I really enjoy the game mechanics as well.

    Christopher

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    1. I heartily agree about the Impetus mechanics working well Christopher. I've played WAB sometimes and had units heading to all corners of the table by turn 4 or 4 at times!!

      I think Hail Ceasar will be a good game (not played it yet due to illness) and War and Conquest does look like a great imrovement on WAB1, 1.5 and 2.

      The future looks bright :O)

      Darrell.

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  7. Oh yes Hail Caesar has also got my attention! But, sadly games like WAC, COE and yes even WAB just don't work all that well for me any more. It's not that the games themselves are not good as I think they are very good for that type of game which is to say individual troops based upped and played as units, but rather I prefer systems based on the unit and its stats like Impetus and Hail Caesar for wargaming whole armies.
    That said, I probably will eventually pick up a copy of WAC as I really want to support the guys in some fashion.

    Christopher

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  8. Those look great as always thanks for the inspiration, as for hail caesar great game give it a go (though Ive only played in 10mm)

    Jason.

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    1. I lent my book to a guy at our club just short of becoming ill! Now that I've recovered I think it's about time to give the game a go Jason :O)

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  9. Hi Mates

    I like Hail Caesar as you sure know by now, work realy nice for my Kalmar Union War games, even on wery small tables with few units.

    Impetus is also a favourite rule system, that give a totaly different game then HC.

    HC are easier, more flexible and in my mind better if not both players know the rules.

    Not a fan of rules that uses singel mini casualty removal...if it isn´t skirmish rules like SAGA...

    Best regards dalauppror

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  10. Lovely unit, this is going to be one amazing army when it's finished. Agree with the comments regarding the Impetus basing, it makes for stunning looking units. My army is based for WAB and I'm considering rebasing it later this year for Impetus andor Hail Caesar as I've bought both sets of rules. I also bought War & Conquest, but, like Axebreaker this was really to support the guys.

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  11. Stunning work, love the colors. That flexible basing seems to provide a lot of opportunity, need to check it out...

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