*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 21, 2019, 10:11:53 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent

Author Topic: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration  (Read 573 times)

Offline Frostie

  • bookworm
  • Posts: 89
War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« on: June 13, 2019, 11:54:25 AM »
Hello One and All,

I have large lead pile of the wonderful Peter Pig figures and am looking for a 'push'.

So the questions are

1. Order of Battle
2. Retinue and Leaders, so I can research their livery
3. Composition, ie  Mounted MAA, Foot MAA, Bill, Bow etc

If anyone can point me to an online source I would be very grateful


Offline Cubs

  • scatterbrained genius
  • Posts: 3391
  • "I simply cannot survive without beauty ..."
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 11:59:40 AM »
As a quick reference, you can do a lot worse than BritishBattles.com, with a brief overview of the main battles and a quick assessment of leaders and forces - https://www.britishbattles.com/wars-of-the-roses/

No doubt it has errors and points of contention, but what historical study doesn't! It doesn't give a break-down of force composition though.
'Sir John ejaculated explosively, sitting up in his chair.' ... 'The Black Gang'.

Paul Cubbin Miniature Painter

Offline vexillia

  • scientist
  • Posts: 208
    • Vexillia Limited
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 12:18:52 PM »
Hope these help.  The free sample pages of the source books may be exactly what you are looking for:
Good luck.

Martin Stephenson
Vexillia: Shop | Rules | Twitter
Personal: Blog | Twitter

Offline Hu Rhu

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • scatterbrained genius
  • *
  • Posts: 2440
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 03:30:22 PM »
Look up The Perfect Captain 'A Coat of Steel rules and cards.  They have all the coats of arms as well as a short piece on the commander's role in the WotR.  Link here:

http://perfectcaptain.50megs.com/request.html

The download links include cards for each of the major (and minor minor) nobles as well as the rules.

Offline bluewillow

  • scientist
  • Posts: 400
  • French Wargame Holidays
    • L'Hotel de Hercé, Stay-Tour-Wargame-Relax
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 09:08:23 PM »
I have put together quite a list on my blog here

http://stormandconquest.blogspot.com/2019/02/liveries-of-war-of-roses.html

Cheers
Matt
Hercé Salon de Guerre
Mayenne, France
"Walk the battlefield in the morning, wargame it in the afternoon"
Wargame holidays France
French Wargame Holidays
L'Hotel de Hercé
Mayenne, Pays de  La Loire
France
"Walk the battlefield in the morning, Wargame it in the afternoon"©
From Caesar to WW2
www.lhoteldeherce.fr

Offline Leman

  • librarian
  • Posts: 128
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 11:08:12 AM »
My retro three’apence is John Gillingham’s The Wars of the Roses. One of the best general history books on the subject I have come across. The Osprey books on Towten, Tewksbury and the Armies of..... as well as the Pen and Sword Battlefield series books on several of the battles are  also very useful sources.
If it’s too hard, I can’t do it

Offline Ragnar

  • mad scientist
  • Posts: 825
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 12:47:22 PM »
Umm, I find this thread very informative; any chance of a sticky?
Gods, monsters and men,
Will die together in the end.

Online Captain Blood

  • Global Moderator
  • elder god
  • Posts: 16147
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 03:29:08 PM »
In terms of point 3, composition (and an awful lot of other erudite WOTR info) we already have a very substantial sticky here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=59060.0

I'd be surprised if this doesn't tell you everything you could ever possibly want to know on the subject of force composition in the Wars of the Roses!  ;)

Offline Ragnar

  • mad scientist
  • Posts: 825
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 09:34:37 PM »
Ah yes, I had forgotten about that interesting thread.  It was more about the livery information in this thread.  Anyhoo, probably no real need to sticky this.

Online Captain Blood

  • Global Moderator
  • elder god
  • Posts: 16147
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 09:39:31 PM »
I’ll cut and paste the livery links from here into the existing WOTR sticky  :)

Offline Ragnar

  • mad scientist
  • Posts: 825
Re: War ofthe Roses-Looking for Information and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 09:41:52 PM »
Cool, thanks.  :)