Saturday, 23 April 2016

RAGE at the Royal Armouries

An assortment of groups and societies attending the Royal Armouries Gaming Event (RAGE) and this weekends event was themed on the Hundred Years War to fit in with the transfer of the Agincourt diorama from the Tower of London to Leeds. I participated as part of the Lance & Longbow display and we ran a participation game using a big battle variant of Lion Rampant of the battle of Bauge 1421.

The Duke of Clarence ready for the fray.

Bauge village the Scots await the onslaught


Clarence has devastated most of the Scots single-handedly before succumbing to a Scottish halberd (vignette borrowed from Simon Chick) This triggered the real battle with Franco/Scottish and English Reinforcements arriving to recover the body.

For some reason after this I didn't take any more pictures in either game we played!

Battle of Sluys


Sluys the fleets engage


Henry V march from Harfleur to Calais as a strategy game


A medieval skirmish


Themed around St George (as it was St George's day)

A dragon would appear in due course!

Another skirmish, I really liked the fields in the foreground, they look good but don't interfer with the movement of figures.


a closer picture


another view


A close up of the Manor House - just what's needed for skirmishes


The nearby barn/farm


Yet more skirmishes


Simon Chick's Agincourt out for another outing after Salute last year (still worth photgraphing again!)


The English awaiting the French, note the new wagons with bags of arrows being unloaded. (yet another good idea from Simon)








A skirmish outside Harfleur 1415 using Lion Rampant


The lovely Hudson and Allen city walls from the inside.


Not quite HYW, but lovely 15mm WOTR figures




The the Society of Ancients "let the dominos decide" game of the breach at Harfleur!


Castillon one of the late HYW battles


An old style 54mm skirmish

4 comments:

Monty said...

Looks good,Will!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Agincourt looks good..

peter said...

Great report and pictures Will! Thanks for sharing!
I see one of the Perry brothers was there to!

Greetings
Peter

Carlo said...

Excellent report and photographs Will - very much like the Hudson and Allen walls.