Sunday 30 March 2014

2nd game of Donnybrook

Here's some pic from our second game of Donnybrook which was touch and go for most of but resulted in an English victory despite the English commander being killed. The cannon fired twice and managed to take two casualties off the Irish and both Irish commanders were captured after being knocked unconscious. The next game will be a raid to rescue these two.  All figures are by Crann Tara, cheers Pete 

Elizabethan Cannon 

Elizabethan Pike

Irish Arquebusiers

Uniformed Irish troops

English shot and longbowmen

Border horse clash with Irish kern

English Pike

English Swordsmen

Monday 24 March 2014

Elizabethan artillery for Donnybrook

the Irish  are in for a bit of a surprise at this week's Donnybrook clash when this little beauty will be unveiled against my opponents' newly painted Gallowglass. well they will if I get them varnished and based in time.  The crew figures are conversions from the Crann Tara civilian pack  and the gun is an old QT model with Games Workshop wheels.

Thursday 20 March 2014

First game of Donnybrook

Here's a few pics of our first game of Donnybrook which we kept simple with no faction or house specific rules to get a feel for the rules. First impressions were excellent and played with 4 players with 4 units and a character or two each. the reload and new turn cards  gave an air of  unpredictability and the game was much more tactical than I'd imagined it would be.  Next time we'll increase the range of the longbows and I won't charge the border horse against three units of Irish calivermen.

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Crann Tara Elizabethan Light Horse

Elizabethan light horse and character figure for Donnybrook; the figures are from Crann Tara  and in my view the figure wearing the burgonet on the right of the picture holds an uncanny resemblance to Graham the owner of the Crann Tara miniatures.
 I've now finished painting and varnishing eight units for donnybrook and aim to get the bases finished for a game next week. here's a link to the crann tara web page  cheers Pete 

close up of the hero model.

Thursday 6 March 2014

Pope julius II flags

Here's a quick picture of one of the flags I've been finishing off for the two sheets for Julius II. these are the first flags I've painted in a while as I've been focusing on painting figures. but now it's back to work on the Burgundians and WOR and something a little different, cheers Pete