The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August



1424


Thursday, 11 December 2014

At Last! A New Post!!

Hi all,

I was contemplating whether to just say that I've been away from the hobby for four months due to personal reasons (which is certainly true!). Read on if you want to hear the 'blues jam'- if not just scroll down to the pics below;

Basically I've been away from wargaming and painting for about four months due to a relationship breakdown with the love of my life. I was with her for fourteen years when one day she asked me to leave, which is what I did. This was obviously devastating news as although we weren't married the relationship, which was very loving, was the basis of my life and it has taken me four months to come to terms with it being over! I doubt that I'll ever be really 'over it' but at least i now feel strong enough to start blogging, painting and being creative again. I guess that the fact that we had not had any children in this case is a blessing as they would have almost certainly have suffered psychological trauma through the breakdown of what was once a very strong relationship. My partner was always supportive of the hobby and was often to be seen at shows with me around the country. I don't bear her any animosity and in fact i am very thankful for our time together.

So, I hear you say, what have you in the pipeline?

Currently I'm working, or rather about to embark upon a couple of projects. The first being two demo games that will be at Salute in 2016 and Vapnartak in the same year; the games being The Battle of Hastings and Battle of Fulford Gate.

The second project is going to be another demo game, possibly at Partizan next year that will feature the Second Afghan War and Mike Owen's brilliant range of North West Frontier mini's combined with Studio Miniatures North West Frontier range and of course, it would be almost sacrilegious not to include some of the Perry Miniatures sculpts that they did for Wargames Foundry back in the day as well as some of their suitable Indian Mutiny/Indian Rebellion of 1857 mini's.

That's all for now really except to say that bearing my obsession with Late 14th Century Warfare I have of course asked Santa to "please bring me three boxes of the new Perry Miniatures HYW English!

Pics below, I'm sure that you've all seen them before but what would a post on a wargaming blog be without any pics, eh?










Thanks for reading and thanks for your patience for my lack of posts.

Darrell.

Friday, 1 August 2014

New Early Hundred Years War Sculpts from Claymore Castings

Something caught my eye the other day. It was the new sculpts for the Early Hundred Years War (known at the time as the French War) from Claymore Castings! They are sculpted by Matthew Bickley and they really do look great. I have been informed that those pics below are not finished sculpts, there is a little work to do on one of the crossbowmen for example, but they are sharp, crisp and well defined. Nice and dynamic too.

Also, Paul Hicks will be continuing with the Battle of Otterburn range. Of courrse the miniatures from both the Early hundred Years War and the Battle of Otterburn ranges can be used in practically any European conflicts based on their time periods. I'm thinking of using some of the Otterburn range as Teutonics for example.

Overall? Very impressed!

Here's the pics (borrowed from David of Saxon Dog Blog fame- you can of course read more on David's Blog).







Cheers,
Darrell.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Claymore 2014: A Great Show!- This Saturday 2nd August.

For my friends North of the Border with whom I spent many an hour wargaming with at the SESWC Wargames Club. Claymore is certainly the best show in Scotland and rivals many of the larger English shows IMHO. Made some great friends there too who I will be catching up with this weekend.


Be there or be square as they say! There will of course be a full report on my Just Add Water Blog

Darrell.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

The Day I Stopped Painting Metal Archers!

And here's why......




Cripes! This just gets better and better as the weeks pass. Just think of the conversion possibilities!!

Darrell.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Perry miniatures Early C14th goodness in the Pipeleine

Now, these might be a fair way back in the Renedra que, but with it being the 600th anniversary of Agincourt next year, October 25th to be precise, is there a possibility that they may be pushed further forward? who know, but they will make a great addition to my metal 1420-1430's armies!

Just thinking of the possible conversions possible has got me more than a little excited!!





Tuesday, 18 March 2014

This looks Really Interesting: Lion Rampant

A Skirmish level Medieval Warfare games from Dan Mersey that should be a lot of fun.

Get the lowdown on his Merseybooks Blog here


I'll be ordering a copy as soon as it is available and will be sure to write up a report on what I think of the game which will of course be posted here.

Cheers,
Darrell.


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Simon Chicks Burgundians on eBay... Once in a Lifetime Chance Folks!

A week or so ago I noticed on Simon's blogs, Je Lay Emprins and Harness and Array that he was selling his Foundry Burgundians on eBay. This is a fantastic looking army that has been painted to the highest standards and is really a once in a lifetime opportunity. After all, it has been lovingly painted up by Simon and once sold, there will not be another chance to buy.

The e-Bay link is below:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25mm-BURGUNDIAN-ORDONNANCE-ARMY-Wargames-Foundry-/111286344772?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123

Please take the time to look at the army and give it some consideration.

That's all for now folks!

Darrell.