The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Simon Chick's Battle of Agincourt Game at Salute 2015


I thought I'd wait a week or so for all the other pictures of Salute to appear on the net before embarking on a brief of what i thought to be the most interesting games.

If any of you know me personally it will come as no surprise that I chose Simon Chick's Battle of Agincourt game as my favourite of the show so it would make sense to start with that game. For anyone who doesn't know Simon from his Harness and Array and Je Lay Emprins will know that Simon shares my fascination with Late Medieval history. The game at Salute was heavily based on Professor Anne Curry's latest research and reflected the fact that in all likelihood the French  were not present at the battle in the numbers many military historians usually prescribe. Rather there was significantly less of the French Nobility and their retinues present at the time of the struggle. Still, they were present in numbers enough to foul up the carefully laid plans of Boucicault and D'Albret and the flank attacks simply didn't take place. It's impossible to surmise what might have happened had these two cavalry attacks taken place but it is probable that the battle would have turned out very differently.

Simon et al were using Hail Ceasar for the game. I'm not sure if there were any amendments to the rules.

Bye for now.


  1. Superb looking Agincourt!

    1. It was indeed and deserved the three awards that the game won!


  2. Great pics darrell- thanks for posting.
    The rule amends are on harness and array blog if any interest

    1. You're most welcome mate.

      Thanks for letting me know about the whereabouts of the rule amends.... i'll check them out ASAP.

      Got a load to paint and i'm full of flu :>(