During this lockdown I have made a decision to begin a new project. One that has been on the back burner for a while, partly due to not being able to go explore historical sites and partly because I have started listening to Gods own scale podcast hosted by my clubmate (Available on most podcast sources). I do recommend it by the way, it is exellent hobbytime listening.
Well for a long time I have toyed with the idea of getting into the Wars of the roses. These were a series of wars that occured in England centered around the houses of York and Lancaster. One of the battlefields, (Blore heath) is within a short ride from my house which is great I must say.
I have always thought that 28mm games that I own such as warhammer, Warmahordes, SAGA, Bolt action etc do not give the grand scale of Battle.
I’ve always had a thing for the smallerscale wargaming such as Warmaster and Epic40k (Later Epic armageddon) I feel that it allows a bigger game on the same size board.
I was considering the various scales for the Wars of the roses and decided upon 6mm. I love watching little wars tv and always find their games in this scale look fantastic. I also decided on Baccus 6mm for the models as they are recommended although other other companies such as addler irregular minitures etc also do a fine job.
Next I wanted a rule set to use for these games. I considered many options but narrowed it dont to Impetus 2, A coat of steel and Days of Knights. there were a few others such as Hail ceasar but they required too much adaptation for a new to this style gamer such as myself. perhaps later.
My models have recently arrived and more orders have been placed. I have two decent sized armies and am looking forwar to getting them painted as ready to go. Hopefuly I will be able to provide some pictures and maybe even a battle report or two. I have attempted to show the York side of the order. heres hoping it worked as I am still painfuly new to this blog life.