The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August


Tuesday, 12 November 2019

New Antediluvian Miniatures; Scottish Wars of Independence Front Rankers & Men at Arms

These to add to what is already a very exciting range:

"The first glimpse of our nest Wars of the Bruces pack - this time some better armoured spearmen to the front of the schiltron! We'll be sending these off to be molded soon, and can't wait to see them immortalized in metal! Sculpted by Matthew Bickley."

EDIT: Someone on the Lead Adventure Forum has just pointed out to me that I forgot to mention the men at arms front ranker's  so here are pics of them too!

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Matthew Ryan Agincourt T-Shirts!!

This is just a quickie, as they say, to highlight the new Matthew Ryan Agincourt themed T-shirts that are on sale from Theatre of War. They really are great designs, fdynamic poses and full of the tension of battle.

The Agincourt t-shirts and hoodies are available just below some Norse apparel HERE!


Saturday, 19 October 2019

ARROWS vs ARMOUR - Medieval Myth Busting

An extremely interesting look at the effect of an experienced archer loosing at a 15th Century Breast Plate.

Tobia Capwell also features which adds weight to this pragmatic yet sensible experiment. Especially interesting is the use of a Jupon over the breastplate which actually causes the arrows to snag in the padding and stops the arrow from squirting off the armour and perhaps causing injury to the wearer or his comrades,

Sunday, 13 October 2019

The King, Henry V Netflix Movie Release Date Announced!

This could be interesting and not long to go......

The armours in this pic are looking, well, to put it politely; incomplete:

The movie, The King, which is based on Shakespeare's Henry V with modern lingo is due for release according to The Radio Times on November 1st. I do not really know what to make of the reworking of Shakespeare's beautiful prose but that so I  have to reserve judgement on that point. Will this movie hit the spot? We shall indeed have to wait and see.

I'm not sure if this is a US release date or simultaneously a US and UK release date.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Joan of Arc; Fire and Blood


With one eye on covering the conflicts of the Loire Valley I'm hopeing that someone reading this can pass on any information on how good a resource Joan of Arc; Fire and Blood, Jerome Eho, Alain Paillou? For example, how accurate are the plates (I understand it is in a graphic novel style?) and does it have and examples of Heraldic Badges, Standards, Badges or Livery Colours?

Also, the book has obviously been translated into English, how good is the translation? 

Any help in the matter would be very welcome.

Kind Regards

Sunday, 14 October 2018

I'm back! Again! Is there anybody still out there?

Hi folks,

No nice pics for the moment as I've been very busy with both my parents being very ill. I don't think I've picked up a brush in a few years!! i'm now sorting a new studio which sounds simple right? not so! you should know better as a wargamer/miniature collector!! We hoard, not just miniatures and paints but just stuff. Yeah, stuff. The type of thing where you end up raiding the local Lidl stores surroundings because they have just the right sort of wooden chip to make excellent realistic rocks!

Anyway, I'm currently sorting all of the studio out- which includes putting miniatures back in the correct boxes (a very disheartening task) and sorting out all of the other gumph.

This is really a long winded way of saying that I have returned to the hobby and soon will be painting again so watch this space. That is, if people still tend to gander at Blogs?


Thursday, 4 February 2016

Perry's Agincourt Diorama Comes to Leeds- hurrah!

Made by David Marshall, of MM Dioramas, and Perry Miniatures, the centre-piece of the Royal Armouries’ recent Battle of Agincourt exhibition at the Tower of London will find a permanent home at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.


The museum will be hosting a Hundred Years War themed war-gaming weekend to mark the model’s move North. On Saturday 23, model makers David Marshall and the Perry’s will be leading a talk on how they managed the project and will be able to answer any questions.

If you are interested in putting on a participation game at the UK’s national museum of arms and armour please get in touch with: 

Kirsty Rogers 
Communications Officer

Keep checking our website for further updates on the event

To find out more about how the Agincourt diorama was made, please see these 'making the model' posts on our blog (here: