Wargame Rules

BLOG BACKGROUND AND WARGAME RULES
I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. All miniatures are 28mm scale, if my photographs serve to encourage others to complete their collections I shall be pleased. I will also be mentioning other sites with interesting collections on the above. Do join the 'Friends' if you like what you see.

I prefer to use my own rules which are kept simple and involve eight-sided dice. These allow for fast results with various types of weaponry. Morale dominates my games.


Monday, 7 December 2015

Russian Boyars with banner of St.George (1350-1550)

Here is my third unit of Muscovite Boyars. I have decided to allow myself out-of-scale banners for this army, the potential of using icon images is too appealing and it deserves a larger rendition. This first banner is of St.George, sure to have another with the more usual 'slaying a dragon' image. Have also made some progress on sixteen Cossacks but I must raise a few 18th century figures for a coming battle. MGB

6 comments:

  1. That is a lovely unit, complemented by the banner.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, there are some superb printed flags available these days, but I have always painted my own. I actually quite enjoyed creating this one, based on a genuine icon. This is very much my Christmas project, and banners will be large and colourful. Michael

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  2. This is a general question: you mentioned your rules are simple. That's music to my ears--is there any chance you will be making them available?

    Best regards,

    Chris Johnson

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    1. Chris, you know my views concerning rules, on this site and my FRW site. They really are very basic and, at least in part, rely on a neutral judge with some knowledge in the period. What I might do is occasionally show the charts for visitors to view. But my rules don't even cover three sides of A4 so don't expect hordes of sub-sections to cover every scenario. My war-games table is covered in miniatures, not figures (calculations). Michael

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  3. What an inspiring blog. I will follow it with interest. Beautifully painted figures too.

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    1. Thank you. I too very much enjoy viewing your Ottoman, Cossack, and Russian renaissance war-games, and carry a link to your blog for others to view. Michael

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