In fact, most of the games I've had with those rules were using the Shieldwall supplement with Dave O'Brien and Jack Glanville when I lived up in Scotland, probably around 2006 ish.
So getting the successors onto the table and playing through a few turns has been good fun.
Other news:1. Battlechat
Last saturday, Henry Hyde interviewed me for his Battlechat podcast, which was great to do - a chance to both reminisce about the past, chat about current wargaming activities, painting and ideas, and also to look forward to future projects. Thanks to Henry for the interview, and to those who have commented so favourably on various social media platforms, including on Henry's patreon community. It seems to have hit the spot.
2. Local interest
During the week, on my regular daily walk, I took a detour into the centre of the village just to enjoy some places of historical importance... The village of Berkswell (pronounced Burks-well, as opposed to Barks-well) is based around an old Saxon settlement. There is plenty of evidence of that history... the Saxon well spring and the the church (primarily Norman, but the base of the cross is Saxon). It's just so nice to have this on my doorstep.
Finally, a big thank you to Garry Broom who has kindly lent me his spare optivisor following my enquiry as to their value on the Saxon Dog Facebook Group. I'm impressed... and depressed at the same time. It certainly shows up all those bits of painting that I have been a bit slapdash with in the past!
I'm planning a new army for the summer/ autumn/ winter, and thought it deserved my 'best brush' hence the question about optivisors. I think it will have a significant impact on my painting. Let's hope that impact is positive!