A new adventure

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.

By Jim

I spent most of my days on building sites involved in and around brickwork. I've recently been following my passion for history and decided to jump in fully by starting university in my 30's.

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