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Bosworth Medieval festival

On the 20th August 2022, I attended the yearly Medieval festival held at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage and country park, sadly absent for the last two years due to Covid not making it practical. The event I feel, is very well organised with clear areas and signage, there is also a tannoy system that keeps the […]

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Castle watch :If walls could talk.

I have often thought that cities are great places to have nothing to do. So while accompanying my good lady to a work conference i was able to just amble round London for the day. I opted to visit one of the most famous castles in the country, The Tower of London. This building has […]

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Royal Armouries Leeds

Having finished my exams yesterday, I decided on a day out to clear my thoughts. I have wanted to visit The Royal armouries for some time and now that I have some more free time having completed my university course. I decided to make the quick trip across the Pennines to see what all the […]

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Castle watch.

Today I have mostly been…. Driving round Wales seeking castles from land and aerial views. I thought it would be nice to share with the group. First stop was Caernarfon airport where a helicopter awaited for a flight around the Menai straits. Looking at castles from above always helps to appreciate the majestic dominance they […]

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Peveril Castle. Castleton and Hammerhead

During a recent weekend in the village of Castleton, located in the Peak District, I visited Peveril castle which sits on the high sides of the valley. For most of it’s existence it was used as a hunting lodge and court. There was a small disagreement when a new constable tried to take office but […]

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Northern Tempest presents Marton Melee. A tournament report.

Today the northern tempest crew were out in force at Marton where Joe was running a mini Melee. There was a nice mix of new and old hands there; some having played years and some who were playing for the first time. The venue was Rebel base gaming out in Marton, Cheshire, a lovely venue […]

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Second battle report for Age of invasion

I managed to secure a second game of SAGA Age of invasions with my Good lady who opted for Ostrogoths. Collette has played them before in the first version and likes the fatigue mechanic which allows her to be more agressive. Her build was as follows, She took a mounted warlord with cataphract armour, 2 […]

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Age of Invasions battle report.

It was Saturday evening and Chris and I met for a game of saga from the new Age of invasions book. We decided to keep things simple and play clash of warlords. I used Sassanids and took for my 6 points a warlord with cataphract armour and 2 points of hearthguard also with cataphract armour. […]

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The age of invasion

I am sat here with a lovely book in front of me. SAGA Age of invasions from our top chums as Studio Tomahawk. It is an honour and a privilege that we are allowed to gain early access and the three of us are overjoyed. For official purpose, everything within this post is taken from […]

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SAGAGEDDON 1

A fine SAGA Tournament taking place in Liverpool which was host to a mix of veteran and newer players. I say newer players but I must also add the standards were very high and they were all experienced in other systems which always helps. For this event a had planned to take Carolingians which I […]

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The update, Caernarfon castle and Thor’s cave

This month had been rather slow on the saga front I must confess. Following the successful event that Joe ran at the start of the month, I’ve been touring some of the local(ish) venues for various games including Asgard in Walsall to which I was very impressed with. Here some of the former warlords of […]

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Mam Tor

I decided to go out for a walk to Castleton just a short drive into the Peak District. A place called Mam tor also known as mother hill as it keeps having landslide children (mini hills) one of which took out the main road in the 70’s. It is also the site of a hill […]