söndag 10 april 2016

First game of lion rampant

Today i managed to get my first game of lion rampant and it seems to be a solid set of rules.
I had a couple of bad turns at the beginning with a string of lousy activations (or rather lack of activations) but it evened out in the end.

 a unit of archers rushing past a small hamlet with some prickers in the background.

 The enemy center with a their leader commanding a unit of mounted men at arms

 A unit of handgunners hovering over a field.

 Flanking manoeuvre!

 My leader commanding som men at arms, these guys are tough!

The enemy leader is all that is left of the mounted men at arms after a number of wild charges and counter charges.

The game was fun, we had some needless trouble calculating courage (we made it more complicated than it was). I need to remember a few small rules regarding battered units but we didnt miss anything major.

I need to work more on the terrain:
-Linear obstacles (some hedges and fences)
-Some scatter items to liven up the table

söndag 3 april 2016

Painted italians

I have been building and painting a few different groups of miniatures lately and finished the basing on all of them today.

 First out is a group of 8 archers for my red and yellow retinue, this gives me 24 archers with these colours.

 This is my first attempt at going for an italian feel. I have used a wonderful venetian  flag that i bought on ebay (look for Petes_flags)

 Some mounted men at arms seems to be mandatory. I am not sold on the way that the horse armour turned out.

 More horsemen, i am rather pleased with the horses.

I now have a few books to get me started.

Next on the painting table is a large group of crossbowmen, some light infantry and another 12 horses. I have also bought some priests and a few other miniatures to use in scenarios.