Monday, 7 April 2014

Something a little different

Here's a pic of my representation of the flags for the 1st Jyske and the Schleswig Cavalry regiments from the Scanian War. This completes the first Scanian War flag sheet  however there will be more to come but first I've some Burgundians to finish and some Yorkists to get started. cheers Pete 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

2nd game of Donnybrook

Here's some pic from our second game of Donnybrook which was touch and go for most of but resulted in an English victory despite the English commander being killed. The cannon fired twice and managed to take two casualties off the Irish and both Irish commanders were captured after being knocked unconscious. The next game will be a raid to rescue these two.  All figures are by Crann Tara, cheers Pete 

Elizabethan Cannon 

Elizabethan Pike

Irish Arquebusiers

Uniformed Irish troops

English shot and longbowmen

Border horse clash with Irish kern

English Pike

English Swordsmen

Monday, 24 March 2014

Elizabethan artillery for Donnybrook

the Irish  are in for a bit of a surprise at this week's Donnybrook clash when this little beauty will be unveiled against my opponents' newly painted Gallowglass. well they will if I get them varnished and based in time.  The crew figures are conversions from the Crann Tara civilian pack  and the gun is an old QT model with Games Workshop wheels.


Thursday, 20 March 2014

First game of Donnybrook

Here's a few pics of our first game of Donnybrook which we kept simple with no faction or house specific rules to get a feel for the rules. First impressions were excellent and played with 4 players with 4 units and a character or two each. the reload and new turn cards  gave an air of  unpredictability and the game was much more tactical than I'd imagined it would be.  Next time we'll increase the range of the longbows and I won't charge the border horse against three units of Irish calivermen.






Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Crann Tara Elizabethan Light Horse

Elizabethan light horse and character figure for Donnybrook; the figures are from Crann Tara  and in my view the figure wearing the burgonet on the right of the picture holds an uncanny resemblance to Graham the owner of the Crann Tara miniatures.
 I've now finished painting and varnishing eight units for donnybrook and aim to get the bases finished for a game next week. here's a link to the crann tara web pagehttp://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/  cheers Pete 

close up of the hero model.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Pope julius II flags

Here's a quick picture of one of the flags I've been finishing off for the two sheets for Julius II. these are the first flags I've painted in a while as I've been focusing on painting figures. but now it's back to work on the Burgundians and WOR and something a little different, cheers Pete 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Crann Tara Elizabethans for Donnybrook

Here's the first of my  Elizabethan units  for use with the Donnybrook rule system  available from here: http://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/index.php Donnybrook appears to work well for Elizabeth's War in Ireland so hopefully there'll be a supplement available from the League of Augsburg soon.  My initial thoughts regarding changes to the rules are  to count calivers as carbines and give a better saving throw to heavily armoured figures being fired at at long range. I'll use the army faction for the English and have at least a third of the units as raw and use the rapparee/highlander faction for the Irish.

The figures are the excellent Jim Bowen figures available from Graham at Crann Tara  miniatures http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/

drilled Pike

Elite sword and bucklermen

Drilled shot 2

Raw Militia Longbowmen 

Officers, Musicians and standard bearers; the rules only allow for one standard bearer but I've painted two so I'll be using him.

Sergeants