Friday, 25 October 2013

Bosworth, A Battlefield Rediscovered Book, Anne Curry, Glenn Foard SOLD


A recent present whilst in hospital has left me with two copies of Bosworth 1485: A Battlefield Rediscovered [Hardback] Glenn Foard (Author); Anne Curry (Author), one of which I'm keen to sell as I really don't need two copies!  :) 

The book is in tip top condition and has not been read at all and for all intents and purposes is brand new.

I'm happy to sell for £30- the book retails at £45.

Buyer pays postage- which will be at cost.

If you're interested please get in touch with me at:

You can PM me on the forum too. 


Monday, 9 September 2013

Friday, 23 August 2013

Battle of Bosworth Anniversary

OK, a day late.... a recent medical appointment left me with no time even to do a short write up covering the Anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, which was of course fought on August 22nd 1485 (not the 23rd!).

Bosworth marked a turning point in English history in many ways, the last great cavalry charge on English soil, the death of the last Plantagenet King, the beginnings of the Tudor dynasty not to mention the political ramifications that rippled around Europe, most notably in the Burgundian and French kings court.

So, it would seem that it's the perfect time (OK, maybe yesterday would have been better!) to announce that the Lance and Longbow Society will be putting on a Bosworth re-fight at Salute based on the latest information about the archaeological evidence. I know that this book, among others, Bosworth 1485, A Battlefield Rediscovered, Glenn Ford, Anne Curry will play it's part in the overall design of the game and also effect some of the troop types. I will say no more.

I'll be reviewing a few of the books written about Bosworth as we go along and of course you will be able to see all three of the armies develop in 28mm as I go along.

Here's to history!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Working Scale Model of a Medieval Bombard!


I was running through the various fora and blogs, an act that i suspect like many reading this has become part of my/your daily routine , when I came across a marvellous post by a fellow Medieval fanatic named Paul.

As my title for this post so poignantly expresses Paul has modelled a working Medieval Bombard as a scale model! Truly an astounding feat!

I asked Paul if he would mind me showing the video footage and to my delight he said yes. So, here you go!

Here's a few pics of the weapon courtesy of Paul.

Paul has informed me that he has (or is) building a larger scale model too.


Monday, 15 April 2013

Splashing Through the River Taro

For the first piece of the Fornovo demo game that I'm planning on putting on at Salute (hopefully with the Lance and Longbow Society, but nothing is written in stone as of yet), my heart was set on doing a vignette of Gonzaga as he charged through the River Taro. This was largely inspired from the artwork of Richard Hook in the Osprey Fornovo 1495, Campaign  book.

I got as far as the planning stages, some might say that it's still in the planning stages although the paint starts to get applied tonight (hurrah!).

OK, so up until now I had the chap below standing in for Gonzaga's banner bearer (with the chap above, on foot, carrying the banner of Venice):

The new Banner Bearer:

All well and good you might think? Well, not really. Although ideal in terms of dynamism and posture the chap above is fully encased in German 'Gothic' style armour and as I was using the Richard III Memorial Miniature as Gonzaga (painted my none other than moi)  from Perry Miniatures who was already encased in armour probably of German origin (if not then an English copy) then the piece was going to lose it's Italian flavor which I was really looking for. The mini also has the advantage of wearing a tabard particular to Italy at the time of the battle.

So, a quick conversion was in order. I took one of the mounted miniatures from the Perry's EA12, Mounted Italian Command packs, the one gesturing with his right hand. I carefully cut his right hand off and to this was added one of the hands (and fingers- if you try this make sure that the fingers are very well bonded to the hand!) and simply drilled through and added a suitable metal banner pole.

Hopefully we have one great model for Gonzaga's somewhat delayed attack across the River Taro near Fornovo.

Painted vignette to follow!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Richard III Memorial Miniature

Now that the mini has gone up in the catalogue section of the Perry Miniatures site I'm happy to present to you the memorial miniature that Michael produced as a celebration of Richards life and death. I love this miniature, packed with humour and a suitable level of belligerence I think it a worthy memorial piece.

I really had a lot of fun painting him up too:

More pics a little later- very busy at present.