Sunday, 31 July 2016


Visited the Battlefield at Naseby this weekend and it was very worthwhile ,recently added viewing platforms and information points made it most enjoyable and informative .We started at Fairfaxs viewpoint then called in at the obelisk the original monument to the battle.then through Naseby to the Cromwell Monument then onto Sulby Hedge and the possible KIngs Oak location ,this was a good walk from the road across farm fields but the farmer was very nice and pointed us in the quickest direction .Then we managed to get lost on our way to retreat viewpoint ,then we missed the ROC viewpoint and went straight to Prince Ruperts view .We doubled back to the ROC viewpoint before heading into Market Harborough to see Bloodymans ford .

Sulby Edge

Cromwells Monument from SulbyEdge

The Royal Obcerser Corps post on the battlefield 

one of the occupants of the ROC

Sunday, 24 July 2016

"We came! We saw! We kicked its ass!"

A couple of new teams for 7TV all crooked dice except the top row of spooks which are all Reaper bones .

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Roads and Rivers

Thought I would treat myself to some Roads and Rivers ,I wanted enough pieces to use on my 6x4mat especiallyfor use with my French Indian wars and english Civil War projects . so after looking at afew companies and being shocked by prices I found Small Terrain Miniature Scenary on Facebook ,after looking at their web store I took the plunge and ordered some bits .I ordered the 7 piece rural road set with the 4 piece straight set and the 8 piece river set along with a ford .I should have ordered the ford with road so it matched up to the road set better but my mistake .The Rivers are resin and the roads are fibre board and the best bit they come ready painted and flocked .The pictures below were just done quickly as I did a quick layout on my Urban matz 6x4 so I could see if I had ordered enough but you should get an idea of quality from these.The quality is good ,and of course staright out of parcel to the table not sat in my cupboard waiting to be pianted. Service was good turn around for something which I think is made to order it took less than 2 weeks ,packaging could have been a bit better ,some of the flock had been flatterened but the pieces had survived my local sorting office so wasnt that bad .For those that want to paint thier own bits the items also come unpainted ,well worth a look the items pictured cost me around £60 painted ,flocked and delivered .


all the river pieces just fall short of 6ft

close up of some of the sections

all the road pieces

close look at the bends


the ford I should have ordered the ford with road .

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Kingdom is ours -Base Sizes

Thought I would mention base sizes for the kingdom is ours ,when we were planning our armies we started from scratch so decided we would use the base sizes from the rule book ,however we soon found out that the warlord figures we were using seemed very cramped on the bases and it was difficult to put filler and flock between the figures so we enlarged them slightly for foot and horse .We kept the number of figures the same except for Horse bases where we use 3 instead of 4 figures ,this will not matter as the casualties are marked on a tracker rather than removing figures.The sizes we use are shown below next to the rule reccomended sizes .

                              Reccomended                               ours

foot                        40mm x 40mm                             50mm x50mm

Horse                      40mm x 80mm                           50mm x 80mm (3 figs)

Guns                       60mmx80mm                             60mmx80mm

commander             60mm round                               60mm round


Friday, 15 July 2016

a piece of History -soldiers pay book 31 march 1917

I have just been given a Soldiers pay book from the great war ,an amazing document that belonged to John Hatfield of Sheffield of the East Yorks Regiment .It contains some fascinating information showing ,wounds ,pay rates and pension even shows what equipment was not handed back in at end of service (mosquito net -mug and S.B.R 3 ) a wonderful thing which I may sell to raise funds for the Royal British Legion or donate to a museum .

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Kingdom is ours -another update

I have read the rules a few times now and really like them ,plays been held up by me not having much time to paint stuff but I have all the bits and pieces needed and have just finished a couple of bits for my Tercio . I chose Prince Rupert of the Rhine as my Tercio commander ,King Charles's Nephew he had seen action in the 80 years war and was appointed General of Horse at the start of the Civil war .He was described as "tall ,handsome and of Sparkish dress" he was at first successful but was defeated at Marston Moor where his beloved dog Boy was killed ,Boy was considered a demon by the parliamentarians with claims he could become invisible and spy on enemy camps and catch bullits aimed at his master ?. After surrendering Bristol and attempting to talk his uncle into seeking peace he was dismissed .After the war he served the French and saw more action until the restoration when he became governor of windsor Castle and taking up Science  as a hobby even converting a room at Windor into a lab .
 He died in 1682. The First Regiment I have finished was by coincidence Prince Ruperts regiment ,they saw much actionespecially in the North but were wiped out at Naesby the survivors becoming part of the Garrison at Bristol with Rupert.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine and Boy

A nice but fragile figure from warlord 

Prince Ruperts Blew Regiment of Foote

Again Warlord mainly plastic but with some metal command flags by Flags of War