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Wargaming: out with the old and in with the new!

Longbows, the weapon of choice for the current crop of medieval L’art de la Guerre wargamers. I had an answer and that was crossbows. It was crossbows behind pavises! Not heroic but was a crooked stick containing any chivalry!

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Wargaming: it’s all in the preparation!

The fine lady in the image is a “ knocker” ( singular!). She was employed by the fair denizens of Victorian England to wake up those having difficulty rising in the morning with the shooting of peas at the bedroom windows. The unbearable heat of… Read More

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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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Wargaming -dancing in the rain!

It was the Norwegian explorer Amundsen who is credited with the aphorism that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. I always wince when some weather reporter assumes that the whole of humanity cannot stand the cold, or fears rain….… Read More

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The Wednesday Quiz- those Romans are crazy!

“History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there!” Santayana And in that spirit I present twelve questions to stretch your knowledge of ancient history! 1. Vesta, goddess of the hearth, defended Rome but what happened to… Read More