Thursday, 15 October 2015

Age Of Arthur.


I blame Bernard Cornwall !!! , I noticed that his Viking series of books is appearing on the BBC later in the month - I thought 'I'm sure I've got a copy of those I need to read !?' , so I hunted around but couldn't find it ! (think I may have lent it to 'S'?) - but what I did find was the first book of his Arthurian trilogy , the problem was that I sat down and started re-reading it - and was hooked ! Oh dear ! 


It's a jolly good read and got me thinking - I have a Romano-British army and various opponents already painted up in 28mm and have not used them for years , mainly due to the lack of suitable playable/rememberable rules and I had thought of selling them - but how to use them ? .


I sat pondering this - well actually whilst walking the dog - then the idea came to me - I'd seen somebody adapting the 'Lion Rampant' rules for the 'Dark Ages' and am sure it would work for the Arthurian era slightly earlier, so I gave my figures a looking over and found a lot of them were on multi-bases - Hmm! they would need re-basing (sigh!) . But it would mean I would be able to use them again and not have to paint anything ! . Rather pleased with myself I sent off an order to 'Warbases' for new single MDF bases, then I found a bag of unpainted figures for the period in my 'box of shame' under the wargaming table - so I will have a few figures to paint up - but not many ! . A progress report to follow .........



7 comments:

  1. Looking forward to this. The Winter king trilogy must be the best books Cornwell has written, and the battle of Badon takes place where my house is!!

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    1. Excellent books - I however are partisan to a northern Arthur based on Hadrian's Wall ! : ) , Tony

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  2. Nothing like rescuing and repurposing an army.

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    1. It will be nice to use them again, Tony

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  3. I love those 19th century illustrations (though I think the last one is a Prince Valiant?). They may be fanciful, but they have an extraordinary sense of movement and life.

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    1. Sad to say I just trawled Google Image - but the Victorian plates have a certain style with them ! , Tony

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    2. Yes King Arthur charging Saxon invaders from an early episode before Val becomes a knight.

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