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!
Nice looking game,haven't tried WAB for a while either, maybe roll it out for a reminder.Nice local photo'sReplyDelete
Thanks Hendrid. It's good to get WAB off the shelf for a game. A timeless game system. PhilDelete
An excellent solo game Phil, thanks for the local history bit.ReplyDelete
I have mulled about an optivisor let me know how you get on, been using a magnifying glass with light for 10+ years now.
Keep safe, keep gaming,
Thanks Willz. So far so good with the Optivisor. I hate looking at figures I've painted in the past ... It shows them up terribly! Best regards. PhilDelete
Phil, I really enjoyed your interview with Henry on Battle Chat. Thanks for the tip on not bothering to highlight the color black- I had one of those " hey that makes so much sense" moments when I heard that.ReplyDelete
As always, you set a great looking table with beautiful figures and terrain - very inspirational.
Thanks Jim. Glad you enjoyed the Battlechat. Hope you are staying well. Best regards. PhilDelete
Lovely set up, figures & terrain well suited and inspirational.ReplyDelete
Thanks Paul. For me, wargaming is about all those things - figures, terrain, and fun across the table. Best regards. PhilDelete
A very nice looking set up Phil...ReplyDelete
WAB must be getting close to being ‘Old School’ now.
All the best. Aly...
Cheers Aly. I think of WAB as 'new school'! Shows how old I am!! Best regards regards. PhilDelete
Beautiful looking game as usual Phil, thank you. I really enjoyed your Battlechat with Henry - one of the best so far thanks to your experienced presentation style and of course most interesting views on wargaming. Definitely recommend Optivisor , I have been using one for many years.ReplyDelete
Thank you Chris. Appreciate your comments about the Battlechat interview, and glad you enjoyed it. Best regards. PhilDelete
Beautiful looking game! Need to check out that battkechat.ReplyDelete
Thank you Christopher. All the very best. PhilDelete