All posts filed under “English civil war

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Bactrian Colour Explosion

Trends and fashions surely don’t affect us military aficionados? Well look again friends and companions, colour has come back. After years of Tolkien style gloom, ancient armies are sporting the latest in gaudy hues. I recall the late Terry Wogan lamenting the fact that the… Read More

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Fog in Cardiff

I sat riveted to the President’s D- day speech, no one could not have been impressed by Mr. Trump’s words. If only ill health had not prevented him from upholding those values in Vietnam. I watched our own former education minister make his bid to… Read More

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Collecting or Hoarding? The treatment of dead enemies

There must come a stage in a person’s life when one considers “meaning”. I must admit being drawn to the Hoarders series on Discovery. Endless episodes detail the traumatic experiences that have led to, what must be, a good proportion of Americans to literally be… Read More

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Paint-work

I love being off work! Am I ready to retire ? Yes. Are my finances ready for me to retire? God, no! There’s a lot to be said though for doing what you like doing! Don’t worry this is not one of those blogs that… Read More

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Despertaferres! The shape of things to come!

I hate to say it but the annual greatest weekend in the Welsh wargaming calendar left me wiped out! I actually played in the L’art de la Guerre doubles with Mark Fry, and we didn’t came last! The old stalwarts of DBM had a great… Read More

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Boxing Daze

Our Christmas Day message was the three hundredth post on this much maligned blog. The Christmas haul fitted neatly on the arm of my chair, thank the good Lord that I had prepared for such an eventuality by gathering “gifts” that people “would have wanted… Read More

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It’ll be all over by Christmas!

Isn’t it amazing how when you  are trying to avoid something, everything else grows in importance. Virtus is a week away and I should be painting camels, Early Arab camels. I should be painting camels but a parcel arrived. Wargamers will know that the arrival… Read More

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Firestorm Games Historical Tendency- Friday nights will never be the same again ( hopefully)

It was Mr. Gallacher I think who came back from a local show and described how Cardiff now had its own very own Gamestore. Sure enough Firestorm Games had set up in Trade Street Cardiff and the rest is history. Very quickly a number of… Read More

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L’art de la Guerre Renaissance

As we wait for the official Renaissance supplement from our favourite rules author, the Tercio continue with our stop gap set https://despertaferres.wordpress.com/lart-de-la-guerre-variant-les-grandes-revoltes/ The play testing so far has been set in the English civil war and is due for version 1.1 ASAP. Colin Evans is… Read More

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The Pikeman’s Lament: The flames are stamped out!

  When I last wrote the Parliamentary horse had been halted by the resolute musketeers in the Royalist centre. It would take the intervention of the company commander to break the impasse. Charging over the remains of the fallen, the horsemen finally broke through. With… Read More