It is May, so it must be time to trek over the Woodhead Pass for the Triples Show at Sheffield. The game put on by the Lance and Longbow Society was Grandson; a clash between the Swiss and Burgundians. All the figures had been provided by Bob Metcalfe and were a mix of Perry Plastics and metal figures.
In no time at all three of the four elements of the Swiss advance guard were broken and routing. The fourth, which had managed to break the Burgundian line was isolated and in danger of being charged from the rear by the reserve heavy cavalry. However, the day was saved by the arrival of the rest of the Swiss army which halted the advance of the Burgundian cavalry.
Not far away from the our game were the Company of Veterans, who were putting on a brigade level game of game of Borodino. This is a project I am working on, hoping to do a Shako large battles version in July. The Company were very friendly and happy to chat about how they had constructed the scenario and the Age of Eagles rules which they used. This photo shows the Imperial Guard
Another game which caught my eye was Chotusitz by the Ilkley Old School. Although the terrain was basic (in keeping with Old School philosophy), the game was very eye-catching and the figures were a delight.
Altogether different was "Assault on the Mons Salient' by 'Like a Stone Wall'. This group are well known for their demonstration games and this one was to their usual high standard.
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