The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

600th Anniversary of Agincourt Links

As October the 25th becomes ever closer I thought I'd pop up a lit of links that you might find interesting related to the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Thanks to Simon Chick for pointing me in the right direction with the first link which is for the Diorama of the battle based work of Professor Anne Curry, a stalwart of the history of the (so called) HYW.

Royal Armouries, The Tower

Perry Miniatures Facebook Page

600th Anniversary of Agincourt in Miniature Facebook Page

That should keep you going  for now!

Monday, 14 September 2015

The Battle of Agincourt; 600th Anniversary Exhibition

The Royal Armouries, The Tower

It would be more than irresponsible of me not to make public what is already known in many circles; The Tower of London presents:

I believe I'm going to pop down soon and as soon as (some) of it moves to The Royal Armouries in Leeds it will become an annual pilgrimage but possibly not on October 25th! :>)

Bye for now.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Tobias Capwell on the Battle of Agincourt and Archery

This is taken from the Perry Miniatures Facebook Page and is a series of videos on Youtube that talk a lot about the armours of both the French and English, in particular the French Man at Arms and English Archer but also talk about the wearing down effect that English archery had on the French which is a major aspect of archery which, incidentally, I've always maintained was the most vital part of the use of the warbow on the battlefield. It even plays it's part in most of the Wars of the Roses battles where the protagonist that was forced to take the offensive due to the archery duel was usually quite exhausted by the time they had closed to melee.

Tobias Capwell (Wallace Collection) on Agincourt, armour & arrows (exhibition September). PART ONE

Tobias Capwell (Wallace Collection) on Agincourt, armour & arrows (exhibition September). PART  TWO

Tobias Capwell (Wallace Collection) on Agincourt, armour & arrows (exhibition September). PART THREE:

If you're reading this blog then I take it you have an interest in the above subject matter. I would urge you to find the time to watch all three of the above links as Tobias Capwell's  knowledge of the subject matter is of the highest quality.

Bye for now.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Urgently Wanted; 4th/5th Edition Bretonnians for Bodkin's Second Day Out Demo Game!

Hi guys and gals,

I'm urgently in need of the following 4th or 5th Edition Bretonnian models, I forgot which edition they actually were(?).

They are for the next Bodkin's Day Out in Terms of Demo Games so they will be well used and will not be sold on to make petty profit! I cannot reveal the name of the battle nor am I able to confirm any ideas you guys and gals may have. you'll have to wait and see. It will almost certainly be at Partizan next year and will be a real sight to behold just as the last game was which was held at The Other Partizan to be held at Kelham Hall.

Pics of the game can be seen HERE!

Here are the pics of the miniatures I'm looking for. I don't mind paying for them at all but I'm not going to pay silly amounts of money for the mini's. I hope I don't sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet too much but it should be enough to know that they are going to be painted up and be taking their rightful place in as beautiful game that Dave Andrews, David Imrie, Simon Chick, Matthew Bickley, Andrew Taylor and myself can ,manage.

Here they are:

Thanks for reading folks.