This month was the month of the big house move so most of my hobby stuff was packed away for much of the time. We're now settled into the new place and starting to get things set up so hopefully next month will see me take up the brush again. All is not lost however, … Continue reading Progress Update – March 2021
Holy War Part 2.5
Frustrated as I was with the last game I couldn't just pack it in without giving the troops a chance to blood themselves properly. Having spent a fair bit of time over the past few months thinking about my own wargaming rules for big battle feudal Japan and Trojan war skirmish, then synthesising aspects of … Continue reading Holy War Part 2.5
Holy War Part 2
The Holy War between the Barony of Nusquam and the Emirate of Lamakan kicked off here, so please read that if you want more background. This is the second battle in the campaign, a Crusader raid on a Saracen village. Apologies for the poor lighting, going to need to get some better lights for this … Continue reading Holy War Part 2
Holy War – A Soldiers of God Campaign
The Baron of Nusquam, recently returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy City, was enjoying a morning repast with his two companions while encamped in the village of Pagida when an uproar began outside and a guard called out to enter their tent. "What a din! Who is that making a din, soldier?" The Baron … Continue reading Holy War – A Soldiers of God Campaign
Battle Report – The Battle of Dorylaeum (1097)
A relief bringing cool breeze* swept lazily over the hot, dusty plains of Dorylaeum in the summer of 1097. To the east stood the forces of Kilij Arslan upon their innumerable steeds. To the west stood the glittering battle line of Bohemond's vanguard of crusaders, protecting the camp that lay directly behind them by the … Continue reading Battle Report – The Battle of Dorylaeum (1097)
Battle Report – Crusaders and Saracens with TtS!
It's been quite a while since I've played a game and even longer since I played a game of TtS so since I have recently finished a slew of crusades forces it seemed a good time to get a game on the table. This game fit nicely on the kitchen table with a 12x8 grid … Continue reading Battle Report – Crusaders and Saracens with TtS!
Projects Update – June 2020
I've made some good progress on a few things this month. Switching to doing smaller units has kept up a better momentum and I've finally been getting a bit more time to do hobby stuff this month. I also did some sorting and reorganising of my hobby space, partly to make a bit of space … Continue reading Projects Update – June 2020
What am I at?
This year has been one of the busiest of my life, both in work and personally. Hobby time overall has been pretty small compared to what I'd like due to time and budgetary constraints. However, while work continues apace, my personal life has become a bit quieter and a bit less expensive for the moment … Continue reading What am I at?
Crusades progress update
Taking a break from the ECW for a bit, I decided to tidy up some of the bits of the Crusaders backlog along with one or two other things I found to do. First up, after listening my way through Dan Jones excellent narrative history "The Templars", I've learned that the Knights of the Temple … Continue reading Crusades progress update
Saladin and Richard meet again!
Continuing on with my delve into past photos and battle reports, here follows another report between the Crusaders and Saracens, this time using the Soldiers of God ruleset. I should mention that these reports and pictures were all originally published on the superb Pendraken Forum. I have a thread there for the Crusades project. Following … Continue reading Saladin and Richard meet again!