Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Battle of Bosworth Field Set Up

Some staged shots of what I had intended to host at next year's Enfilade convention - Battle of Bosworth using Lion Rampant. However, the set up (trying to stay historical) seems a bit boring - not really enough natural terrain features for the rules, IMO. I'm thinking of switching to the Battle of Tewkesbury. This would have a bit more terrain, as well as hidden movement of some cavalry. More to follow.
The view atop Ambion Hill with Richard III's forces. The lone Earl of Northumberland figure represents his retinue - which did not take part in the battle.
The view from Henry Tudor's right - with the forces of Lord Stanley to the left of the marshy area where Richard would meet his fate.
Richard's army from the left.
Henry Tudor's forces with mercenary crossbowmen on his left flank.
Richard's forces from the right flank.
I'm pretty sure the scenario would play out, but it would be mostly a head to head scrum. Possibly a special rule to activate Lord Stanley's forces would make it a little bit more interesting. Anyway, I hope to re-set the table for a Tewkesbury scenario. BTW, I gave up trying to stay totally historical with the banners and standards. The noble households were switching sides or dying out far too often.

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    1. Thanks, Aaron. I'm often torn between trying to stay true true to the historical record and making the game interesting. Kind regards, Dean

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  2. Big woooooow!
    Congratulation. Fantastic army :)

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  3. Nice set up and lovely armies. Big set up for Lion Rampant are you thinking of modifying the rules or playing as they are ?

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    1. Thanks, Matt. It would be for six player - three per side. I was thinking about closer unit to unit allowances, but even keeping the 3 inch rule, it would still work - albeit being very crowded. Best regards, Dean

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  4. Sounds great, beautiful units!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I wanted to capture the look of the layout before I reset it for Tewkesbury. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitry! Your Napoleonic game is stunning! Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Superb minis

    I never try to stay historical in a con game

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    1. Thanks, Miles. Good point on con games - the players enjoyment should be the primary goal! Best regards, Dean

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  7. With Enfilade in May, you are planning ahead for this one. Layout looks terrific as do your recently recruited armies. I am sure this will be a hit whichever battle you recreate.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Yes, I always seem to plan out games out well (months?) in advance. By the time of the actual event, I've forgotten a lot about it. Lol!

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  8. A very impressive display of War of roses !

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    1. Thanks, Chris. Yes, the figures are sort of scrunched up together for the photo op. Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Wow dude, you don’t really understand just how many models you’ve painted up until you see this all laid out. Impressive, I can only dream. You did this in less than two months, bravo!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks for your kind words again, Kevin. With Lion Rampant you don't need too many figures, but I wanted enough units for 6 players. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much! Regards, Dean

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  11. Great looking armies Dean! Tewkesbury might be more fun to play than Bosworth?

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    1. Thanks, Mike. I recently saw an old WI article on Tewkesbury put on by the Perrys. They had alternate setups, and one had small buildings in the center of the table. Maybe I can use the same 4-Ground buildings as in the St Albans game. Best regards, Dean

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  12. Looks great, most war of the roses battles were arrow storm followed by slug fest, Barnet is quite good if you find a way of doing fog and allowing the possibility of someone on either side betrayal of their leader, lovely figures once again.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks again, Iain. I considered Barnet too...Warwick's and Oxford's standards would be historically correct for that one. I will have see how the table looks for Tewkesbury.

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  13. I reckon this will be fun to play out with Lion Rampant. It's fun to do real scale - I have reenacted it every August for years!

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    1. Awesome Oli! I wish I could join in the fun. Warm regards, Dean

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