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L’art de la Guerre Roll Call Travesty

“I do not make champions nor depose them; I only serve my lord.”

A French knight at Najera and a slightly aged wargamer from Darkest Wales

The list is finished! The figures are ready! The hotel will be booked when die Kaiser goes on her shot-blasting course tomorrow! My wargaming Sensei, Mark Fry ( and definately not any other Mark) suggested that the Free Companies list would better represent the forces of the Black Prince in Iberia, so here goes. Comments and abuse welcome😅

Corps one – The Black Prince’s Grand Company (competent commander) @3 points

Four heavy Knights impact@52 points

Two lesser men-at-arms medium cavalry impact @16 points

Corps Two. The Duke of Lancaster (competent) @ 3 points

Three foot Knights @36 points

Two longbow elite@ 22 points

Corps Three- John Chandos (competent ) @ 3 points

Three dismounted Knights @36 points

Two Gascon crossbow @14 points

Two bidets (0ne elite) javelin light infantry @9 points

Fortified camp @6 points
So there it is, very small but powerful. I’m definately in need of a waterway or terrain to anchor the flanks. It does allow an almost historical deployment of dismounted Knights flanked by archers and crossbows, with the Black Prince, D’Albret and Peter 1 ready to charge to their aid……we shall see?

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  1. mark

    Well … good luck mate … this weekend I am fighting in schleswig-holstein as my doubty danes supported by fearless (but warm hearted & cuddly) canadians, will attempt to see off the advances of the red-hordes from the east. Our line of defense will be the keil canal (no relation of jeremy kyle of course) … more in a post coming soon – this is of course the Cold War Commanders weekend to be held at the Tudor Arms, this very Saturday & Sunday.
    And yes … we have 12 feet of canal to fight across (in 1/300th scale of course)© Gerolf Drebes

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    • I’m on the escape committee and looking for an out….Ginger bought one last night but I’m considering posting myself past die Kaiser in a series of Manillla parcels….sch, mums the word


  2. Pete Flynn

    I like the list, but that’s not good. It looks like a recipe for a heroic massacre.
    It’s not my style, but I have a sad trend towards that.
    On a brighter note, I can pick a fine beer or wine.
    best regards


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