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L’Art de la Guerre V4- Evolution versus revolution

By Dave Lowrie of the Bath Dice Studz This week has been a joyous one amongst the tribes, ADLG v4 arrived in the first post after the bank holiday! Don Miguel Bin Al Dween, Coronel of the Grand Tercio de Catalunya y Radyr and Lord… Read More

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French paratroopers and the Bhagavad Gita

A hobby with targets? Yuk! However, I’d set those targets and in true Jordan Peterson style, I was going to tidy my bedroom before conquering the world! Within a few days I could actually see the floor! Would the reorganisation be without pain? A single… Read More

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Wargames miniatures – a blast from the past!

My regular reader will know that I’m into painting miniatures fast these days. My desk was tidy. It was tidy and ready to start speed painting my Late Romans. But, and there is always a ‘but’, I needed to make ready for the next task… Read More

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De Bellis Antiquitatis- Fortune’s Wheel

To some gamers it’s all about tournaments and intense competition. Increasingly my enjoyment from the hobby comes from a less frantic atmosphere. What could be better than locking the children in the garden, sending the wife to her small bore rifle practice and setting up… Read More

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D.B.A., LADG, Impetvs options

God we love our jargon. Do you think any casual reader understands what the title refers to. The more organised gamer may use the same figures in sabots that allow him/her/zim to utilise the same figures but real men just collect more and more metal. And now, I’ve even got back into painting and basing ( and tackling the lead bedroom floor in the process)


The problem is of course how to base your miniatures if you don’t stick to one set of rules. It may not be a perfect answer but I use either 40mm squares or 80mm wide “Impetvs” bases. These bases cover the main , most popular systems. The squares are fine for L’art de la Guerre and the original De Bellis Antiquitatis. The larger bases can be used for Big Base DBA ( more to come on this one), Impetvs and Kings of War. I do really like the bigger bases but I still love LADG so I’m not rebasing everything.




Four big bases 80mm by 40mm- French blades or Henry Tudor’s mercenaries at a pinch (above)


Neopolitans guards above and Papal spearmen below


Syrian cavalry repainted by the legendary Keith Mc Glynn ( below)


Scottish blades below


Gascon Knights for the Hundred Year’s War below


Last of this week’s reorganisation- mounted medieval crossbowmen


As you can see, it’s been a productive week but there remains more to finish off. I would dearly love to collect enogh bases that I wouldn’t need to mix and match between boxes but I don’t think the rafters would take the strain. Truly inspired by a mini campaign Mike Lane and I played last week

 So stay tuned- this last figure was a painted sample I sent for at least twenty years ago- I’ve finally found a use for him as a general! there is always hope for that odd figure!

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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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De Bellis Antiquitatis, Just do it!

Sometimes, in order to go forward, one must take a few steps backward. Backward to me meant going back to where my wargaming journey began, many moons ago. The ruleset was De Bellis Antiquitatis or D.B.A. to the hobby illuminati! For the first time it… 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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Desperta Ferres ruleset- unit statistics

Not the most inspired title for a blog post I know but a big thank you to everyone who has volunteered ideas and suggestions so far. Before we go any further, could you put your mind to the following categories and think if there is… Read More

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Desperta Ferres – Awaking the Iron in 2019!

Have you ever felt that slightly uneasy feeling when the uninitiated stumble across evidence of our hobby? I could have blamed my sons for leaving their books downstairs, I could have run to throw the wargames ruleset behind a potted plant but I was interested… Read More