Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Saga Begins…

Some 20 years ago or so, in one of many expensive ‘wouldn’t that be a great wargames project’ moments, I bought and painted a heap of Gripping Beast 28mm Saxons, Roman-British, Late Romans and Welsh.  This was partly because I … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: Armoured Reinforcements

Well I’m back from Partizan, having had a blast playing Pete Barfield’s wonderful VBCW game and seeing an array of incredible games.  The Partizan report will follow, but here are some AFVs I painted last week, after finishing off the reinforcements … Continue reading

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The Baroness de Loutson Marches on Newark!

The Baroness de Loutson and the Cadet Corps of Slebech Castle College For Young Ladies will this week be marching on Newark, to reinforce the Royalist forces in Pete Barfield’s ‘A Very British Civil War’ game at the ‘Partizan 2018′ … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: The Battle of Camrose

Our quest for a good set of VBCW rules continued with another game, this time using the excellent ‘Force on Force’ ruleset by Ambush Alley Games (published by Osprey).  We’d already used these for ultra-modern games, but thought they might … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: The Battle of Pelcomb Cross

With the Bishop of St David’s still struggling to return to Pembrokeshire following his reverse at Three Cocks, Lord Tenby’s Royalist Administration decided to capitalise on the Bishop’s absence.  Baron Kylsant, who had been flown back to Pembrokeshire bfrom Brecon … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War 1938: ‘Beating The Bishop’ – The Battle of Three Cocks

Following a string of small victories north of Haverfordwest (most notably at Crundale and Treffgarne-Owen), the Anglican League forces of the Right Reverend Islwyn Davies, Bishop of St David’s had wrested the initiative from the Crown forces in Pembrokeshire.  Volunteers were now … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: Operation WINDSOR

Operation WINDSOR: The Battle for Carpiquet Airfield 4th July 1944 Report by Richard De Ferrars Bovington 2009 saw the “Battlefront UK” group put on the demonstration game “Operation Windsor” – the assault by 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on Carpiquet Airfield on … Continue reading

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Operation Market-Garden: The Dreijenseweg and the Third Lift

This is just a short post today, as it’s getting late and my camera played up on the day, leaving me with only a few decent photos of the game! This is another one of our ‘Big Bovvy Bash’ games, … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: The Grimbosq Bridgehead 6-7 Aug 1944

Historical Overview The village of Grimbosq is a small and rather unremarkable village sandwiched between a large forest and the steep banks of the River Orne.  A rural farming community, its peace had previously only been disturbed by the train … Continue reading

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Fishguard 1797: The Further Adventures of The Black Legion

As discussed in the first part of this series, the Last Invasion of Britain occurred on 22nd February 1797, when some 1,200-1,400 men of La Seconde Légion des Francs, known as La Légion Noire (‘The Black Legion’), under the command … Continue reading

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