Welcome to this my new Blog that will be centred around putting together a demo game of the Battle of Verneuil fought on 17th of August 1424, between the forces of John of Bedford acting Regent of France for Henry VI of England and France and The Duc d'Alencon on behalf of Charles VI, titular King of France.
This struggle was to prove to be one of the most epic of the HYW, yet the battle has often been reduced to a few pages or a footnote in most history books dealing with the HYW in English. This is a strange turn of events as Verneuil was equally as hard fought as Cravant and Agincourt, certainly two of the more famous battles of the conflict.
Over the coming weeks I will be posting up pics of my English (actually Anglo-Norman), French, Scottish and Lombard forces as the army is put together. This is a joint venture with my friend Simon Chick. As of yet, we have never actually met but our passion for Late Medieval warfare and wargaming has inspired much correspondence and the idea of putting on a demo of the battle with the aim of the game making it's debut at Salute next year.