Category Archives: 28mm Figures

Saga: The Great British Boar-Off

It’s summertime in Britannia…  The crops are planted, this year’s recruits are trained and a Romano-British warlord’s thoughts turn to the good things in life: Raiding, Pillaging and Barbecue… Things haven’t been easy in Camulodunum just lately; Sagramor and Gwenhwyfawr have been … Continue reading

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‘This Seat of Mars’: Our Very British Civil War Game at Partizan ’18

It’s been a few years since I last visited a wargames show, but two weeks ago I schlepped up to Newark for Partizan ’18.  Partizan has always been one of my favourite shows, due to the extremely high quality of … Continue reading

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As Long As We Beat The Aenglish… My First Game of ‘Saga’

As discussed in the last article, I’ve been encouraged to resurrect my near-forgotten 28mm ‘Age of Arthur’ collection with the aid of ‘Saga’ Dark Age/Mediaeval wargame rules.  I found the rules relatively easy to read and understand, but my sieve-like … Continue reading

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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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Fishguard 1797 Scenario No.2: The French Attack 23-25 February

Our second hypothetical scenario again deals with a what-if; What if the French decided to attack Fishguard?  There are several scenario options to consider here: Scenario No.2a: What if Knox decided to stand his ground (23 February)? This scenario option … Continue reading

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