"He commanded the host embattled not to break nor remove their array for winning, or keeping worldly goods, but only to win worship in the right of England that day, which he had the victory to his greatest renown".
If you have an interest in Late Medieval warfare you really ought to be able to tell from the armours and the heraldry on display who the 'mystery' Condottiere is(?). As usual there are no prizes other than the fame and glory pertaining to leaving a comment on this blog!
The miniatures are all from the collection of Conrad Cairns and are in 28mm. I wasn't party to the game but I believe they were using the WAB V 1.5 Armies of Chivalry lists and rules.
I saw yesterday on the net that Claymore Castings have released their Late Medieval Ribaulds which would look just right for the Early Stages of the HYW, The Internal Strife in Scotland circa 1388 or even the Wars of the Roses/Cousin's War (if you subscribe to the idea of the Irish troops at Stoke Field being of this ilk and not men from the Pale of Dublin. (Which I personally do). Wonderful sculpts that they are but then again, with Paul Hicks and Matthew Bickley working as the designers would anyone expect anything less?
I was watching a game of Chain of Command when I had a bit of a Eureka Moment! It's not one that I will be alone in having, indeed, many others have had the same idea but it is one of the best solutions by far for casualty markers so I went with it.
I ordered 13 Casualty Marker Bases from Warbases, the ones with the dial and numbers 0-10 printed on a strip of MDF in the middle which is sandwiched between two other layers of MDF. You'll see exactly what I mean in the images below, I'm sure you own one or two of these as well. I did take the step of making the bases look like mini dioramas and included as many miniatures as was possible to tell a story on at least some of the bases.
This time no painting was needed as I simply just took the mini's that I had as singular casualty bases and re-bases them. I'm very pleased with the results and now have some excellent casualty markers that could be used in To the Strongest, WAB, Hail Caesar,Bloody Barons or in any other rule system which requires a regular tally of casualties to be taken.