Lunch time Friday I met with the twins for a nice lunch in one of Englands oldest pubs dating back to 1189AD and set in to caves outside Nottingham castle. Later on we had some LAN gaming fun using Battlefield, with some 2 on 2 action. Followed by a few beers in the local.
Saturday morning Stuart , Simon and I were treated to a sculpting master class by the masters themselves, Alan and Michael Perry! In which we learned many little tricks to help us to convert miniatures and up our game (some pics of what I managed to do soon).
Then on Saturday afternoon we popped to Michaels wargames room and met up with Aly Morrison, Dave Andrews and rick Priestly for a game of Hail Caesar.
|Dave Andrews preparing his troops|
The scenario was a fictitious battle where the Lancastrian English crossed the channel to teach the Burgundians a lesson for supporting the Yorkists.
The English troops were supplied by Michael Perry, the Burgundians by Simon Chick and Dave Andrews. My Italian force had been left behind in the boot of my car :(
|Burgundian right wing|
|the Burgundian left flank attempts to cut off the port|
|the high water mark of my attack!|
|heavy horse clash!|
|Burgundian right flank finally surges forward|
|artillery take aim|
|Rick checks his rules|
At the same time the Burgundian heavy horse on the right flank charged up hill at the well deployed English. The English could not halt the charge and they began to fall back pursued by the victorious knights. the Burgundian infantry led by Stuart began to advance and after a protracted fight took the farm to start to press the English left.
|cog waiting to ferry the English home|
|beautiful terrain and figures|
|Burgundian commander leading the centre forward|
|Aly Morrison contemplating his next move|
|English cavalry trying to find room to deploy|
|Simons beautiful figures|
Followed rightly by a nice curry and a few beers!!
Sunday we got a sneak peek of something else quite amazing, photos to follow in a few months ;0)