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Offline Rogerc

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Post Roman Britain AAR
« on: February 08, 2019, 12:45:04 PM »
I ran a very large Dark Age/Post Roman Britain game recently, full write up on the blog and a bit of eye candy below to whet your appetite. https://gapagnw.blogspot.com/2019/02/north-of-giants-wall-battle-report.html

50477456_462084720990752_7930499409454825472_n by Roger Castle, on Flickr
50623425_293855054606444_9017442313655287808_n by Roger Castle, on Flickr
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My blog gapagnw.blogspot.co.uk

Offline Matakakea

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 05:27:12 PM »
A good looking game, and it looks as though all had fun as well. I just wish I had a few people in my club into this period.
I'm not a mercenary. Killing's more of a hobby for me.

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 06:58:18 PM »
Nice looking table and figures. Makes me want to play!

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 09:27:26 PM »
A great looking game.  I am just starting out in this "period" and found this quite inspiring.  I have some Gripping Beast and Warlord Games plastics with some metals from Gripping Beast, Warlord, Footsore and some acquired from others (including the odd fantasy figure).  Most are not yet painted. 
Hoping to raise - Saxons, Angles, Romano British, Scotti, British/Welsh warlord and Picts (eventually). 

Incidentally wo make the Romano British Scorpion (Late Roman?) crews?
'He could have lived a risk-free, moneyed life, but he preferred to whittle away his fortune on warfare.'
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Offline Irregular Wars Nic

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 12:19:28 AM »
Fantastic game and great write-up. I guess third time was the charm. :D

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 10:17:01 AM »
Cheers, having different factions on the two sides makes for a more interestung game and is incidentally easier to balance the forces too.

I like being able to mix manufarcturers to create more variety too. We have an El Cid game coming up which will have a similar approach I am thinking.

The Scorpions are not mine but pretty sure these are Gripping Beast.

Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 01:03:37 PM »
Inspiring game with so many well painted figures  :-*

Can you tell me who makes the ruined castle terrain piece featured in the game?
Current and forecast unpainted leadpile - 716 figures (all 28mm)
Painted 2019 - 0

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 07:55:28 PM »
Hey Armchairgeneral company is Ziterdes. German company. Very good service. Their stuff is often for sale at shows in the UK.

aLSO THE SCORPIONS ARE TWO DIFFERENT MAKES, THOSE INT HE FORT ARE fOUNDRY AND THOSE ON THE HILL ARE gRIPPING bEAST.

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 10:49:02 AM »
Oops, sorry about the capitals, grammar and spelling guys.

Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 08:22:12 PM »
Hey Armchairgeneral company is Ziterdes. German company. Very good service. Their stuff is often for sale at shows in the UK.

Thanks Roger

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 02:40:37 PM »
My pleasure

Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 05:42:47 PM »
Cracking looking game! 8)

Christopher

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Post Roman Britain AAR
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 11:58:01 PM »
Thanks Christopher.