Friday, 6 July 2012

BATTLE OF NASEBY

Last Sunday I went along to Dave Marks superb wargames venue. We were celebrating his son Sam's 19th birthday by playing an all day game.
 There was about a dozen of us that turned up for the day and we were using Steve Danes excellent 'Bloody Kingdom'  ECW rules which are based on his 'Father Tilly' set. It is also handy when the rule writer is on hand to umpire the game for you, thanks Steve you did a splendid job.
Dave Marks invited along Dave Bodley from Grandmanner and you will see a model of one of his fantastic churches in the outskirts of Naseby village in a picture below.
Joe Dever was on hand with his camera and extensive photography knowledge to capture the day and the battle in detail. Steve Danes will be submitting an article of the battle along with Joe's photo's to Wargames Illustrated and apparently this will be getting published in the Christmas issue of WI.
It was great to meet up with all the gang and I should make more effort to get along to these game days as Dave and Sam really are wonderful hosts.
I haven't taken that many close up shots of the game as this will be covered by Joe's expert camera work which you will get to see in WI but I just wanted to capture an overall picture of a great day and to give you a little taster of what's to come . Hope you enjoy.













14 comments:

  1. WoW! Great looking table and yes I'm envious!:-)

    Your right that church is superb!

    Christopher

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  2. Looks like I missed another great day! I'll be there next time. Can't believe Sam is 19!

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  3. Wow! looks like a fantastic game!!

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  4. That is an amazing looking game!

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  5. What a coincidence, I'll be starting layout on that article on Monday. Just in case we can fit it into an earlier issue.

    Cheers
    Dave Taylor
    Wargames Illustrated

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  6. drooool....what a great looking gaming room and game! I'll look out for the write up in WI. Thanks for posting!

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  7. That is pretty spectacular - I'll look forward to reading about it in WI. As Christopher says, the church is really special. Thanks for posting.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  8. Great looking game Pat I'm another looking forward to the write up and Joe's close up pic's!!

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  9. What a tremendous table and wonderful looking game; you certainly move in exalted circles Pat. ;) Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful looking game Pat! What an enjoyable day that would have been for many of us. Looking forward to the article.

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  11. Looks like a wonderful day out. look forward to the write up

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  12. Thanks Chaps. Even though I was there I am still looking forward to seeing it in print and as Dave T mentions, it could actually be in an earlier issue of WI than xmas.

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  13. Pat, I'm sorry to be so tardy in posting this comment. But this looks to be a fantastic game - it's got everything: Great friends, a fine location, superb scenery and great figures. It's doesn't get any better than that! Terrific!

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  14. Wonderful! Thanks for the images. Makes me want to get my ECW project back on track.

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