Sunday, 31 May 2015

Seize the town

Got together with some of the lads for a game of Lion Rampant last week.

With the castle in the back ground the battle was fought over a small town out in front.

 The objective was to capture the three buildings that make up the town and hold on to them. There was bound to be something of interest inside them.
 Both sides started at the table edges and advanced towards the centre.
 Both sides had their problems with activations.
 After a couple of moves the archers were beginning to open fire.
 From there it all went down hill for the side that I was on.
 The mounted Knights wasted no time in dispatching these foot troops.
 The whole battle soon became a rather one sided affair.
 With the result being rather obvious these guys decided to save their skins and headed for the table edge.
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Below are a couple of photos for Darrell from Just Add Water .
 These are Perry 28mm plastic figures. Hopefully they give a good indication of the scale difference between 28mm fig's and the 1/72 scale castle.
 Above and below figures very nicely painted by Bradders!

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 Back in March I was very lucky to be a winner in a blog giveaway run by Nate of Natholeon's Empires
As a result I am now the very proud owner of this wonderful duo painted by the talented Nate himself.
Thanks very much Nate.

If you haven't already I can most certainly recommend visiting Nate's and Darrell's blogs.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the bat rep and great photos Rodger. A nice looking table and lovely figs. I bought Lion Rampant for my Kindle and think it has promise. I must drag my medieval figs out and try LR once I move.
    Love your prize figures. Nate does nice work. I'm pretty sure I've seen that couple at my gym!
    Best,
    Michael

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  2. Great pictures Rodger, and this castle is impressive!

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  3. Ah, the castle is a wonderful and fitting centerpiece for this fine game. Good to see it in action with such lovely figures and a favorite rule set.

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  4. So sorry to hear you got trounced, but at least you got beaten whilst playing on such a lovely table.

    The figures you won are stunning. It would be nice to see work that good in person to study how they did it.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I have been studying Nate's brushwork, and very good it is too!

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  5. Superb Rodger, lovely looking game.

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  6. Excellent looking game Rodger, the castle looks quite impressive too!

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  7. Great looking game Rodger, I really need to give Lion Rampant a try.

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  8. Great looking game Rodger - the castle is a real centrepiece!

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  9. Good to see you back in the game Rodger. Excellent looking stuff.

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  10. Greate looking game !

    The castle look very good is it a Zvezda one?

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    1. Thanks Michael, yes it is a Zvezda castle.

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  11. Good morning
    Nice, because "small" rebel is back in the northern prison camp
    Stunning! I like castle and the battle around..

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  12. Very nice Rodger, starting to see a lot of people working on lion rampant armies. Great prize!!!

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  13. Great looking game! That castle is fantastic.

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  14. A very nice looking game! I still need to try Lion Rampant someday.

    Christopher

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  15. Fantastic looking table Rodger. Your castle is very impresive. Now I need one too.

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  16. Like Christopher, yet to play Lion Rampant but looks like you had a great game. The scale of the castle probably works better than 28mm as would dominate a lot more of the table. Its a fantastic back drop for the game.

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  17. Great looking game. The castle is a great feature and what a great bunch of painted figures.
    cheers

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