The Other Partizan
A good party of volunteers turned out for the combined Society of Ancients/Lance & Longbow Society historical wargames zone at The Other Partizan.
In addition to the various enthusiast support lines from both Societies, we took along the 15mm playtest version of DBA3 'Bosworth' and the latest figures for the 54mm version.
(The Society of Ancients: scenes from the15mm Bosworth game)
Elsewhere all the ancients enthusiasts seemed taken with the Miller/Hendry collaboration Ad Castores (featuring Simon M's new troop concealing vineyard bowers).
(Ad Castores/Augustus to Aurelian)
(Ad Castores detail: auxilia emerge from the vineyards)
Also in the Dome - increasingly, the 'ancient and medieval zone' ... - Rob was running War and Conquest and showing off some splendid hoplites. Scrivs and co were doing a massive Hail Caesar Dark Age game based on the Gododdin, and there was a medieval skirmish to boot.
(War & Conquest 28mm hoplites)
In addition to our DBA Bosworth (in which I may have been shown the riddle to succeeding from richard's poor position*), there were good particiaption games on offer ... Rollbahn Ost, Gordon's Alive, DBN etc.
No reason not to sit down and try out a few games.
(some great participation games at The Other Partizan)
(this big Crimean game was one of the better of the 'samey' 28mm sprawls)
(Richard and Henry in 54mm for the upcoming Bosworth game: standards are printed fabric by Fluttering Flags)
Developing the Bosworth game, I am very pleased with how the standards (Graham Fordham's Fluttering Flags) are turning out, and I have converted up some suitable guns from Ian Kay's (Irregular Miniatures) 40mm Renaissance guns.
Artillery are one of the key arms at Bosworth. Attested in great numbers, the presence of over 30 cannon balls in the marshy area of Fenn Lane forms part of the very evidence for the probable site.
By 1485, modern 'field' artillery was taking its soon to become traditional form ... but though the lighter trails and large spoked wheels gave it greater mobility, it still could only move slowly off road (so limiting the deployment of Richard's battery to the left of the van, where the marsh would gain Henry some cover from the power of an awesome seven score guns ...(one of Richard's 'state of the art' new fangled cannon)
I have painted Richard's guns a vibrant red in deference to his constant demand that his colours were displayed.