Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Derby 2012

I'm off to Derby with the Central London Mediocre team to play in the FogR comp.

I'll be playing in the Rise of Gun powder period with my 30 years war Germans.

I've made some changes to my usual list so will be interesting to see how it goes.

These are the periods for the comp.

1) The Early European Renaissance - up to 1570, no battle troops with musket or impact pistol. Armies from T&T and CofE.

2) The rise of Pistols and Muskets. European Warfare from 1570-1700. Armies from WofR and D&G, plus any from T&T or CofE that aren't allowed in Period 1.

3) Non European War in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Armies from C&C and CofG.

Lisbon 2012 wrap up

So, a bit late, but here is the wrap up from Lisbon. The Anzac team ended up 7th out of 8th. We were doing well going into the last bound but we didn't do as we'll as we hoped and the other teams around up got big wins.

The idea of the 30-0 made every one get stuck in and play like they had a pair which was a nice change.

My results were;

Free Company (Portuguese) win to me
Swiss (Italy) big loss to me
Medieval German city leagues  (barbarian) draw
Medieval Danish(Spain) win to me

Lots of fun playing with the international teams and speaking Italian with the Italian team.

Photos to come from the visit to the armoury.

It was great to play a period comp with tightly controlled armies. None of us medieval players had to worry about light horse armies running around us.  We all got to do some moving and then lined up and charged.  Good honest fun.