Thursday, 2 June 2016

Preparation for Phalanx

Only a couple of weeks to go and almost everything is now organised for our game at the Phalanx show at St Helens.  Steve and I have settled on a 'what if' scenario based on the battle of Chesterfield (1266).  This was one of the last actions of the 2nd Barons War and details of it are rather sketchy. The main action seems to have taken place in the town of Chesterfield which posed a few problems as we have very few figures on individual bases.  Eventually we settled on expanding the clash between the Yorkshire contingent of rebels led by D'Eyville (or D'Ayville) and the Royalist forces under Henry of Almain, son of Richard of Cornwall and nephew to Henry III.

Only 4 of the participants are named in the sources, Almain and the rebel commanders, Robert Ferrers, earl of Derby, Bladwin Wake and John D'Eyville; so a bit of creative thinking was r4equired to provide the banners for the various units.

The usual pattern of games has also been disrupted by family commitments and the half term holidays (grand parent duties), but hopefully normal service will be resumed next week.

Here are a few photos of the first run through the game.

Almain leads the Royalist vanguard

D'Ayville's Yorkshire contingent

A unit of rebels attack the Royalist supports


  1. Beautiful figures and great colors, love the knights!

    1. Thanks Phil. I can't take any credit for the knights, they were already painted when I was given them.