Wargame Rules

I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Muscovite-Tartar Wars, Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. Miniatures are mainly 28mm with a growing collection in 54mm. 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.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Late Visigoths and Feudal Iberians 700 to 1100

Here is a photo of a pack of Saxons I bought early last year from MINIATURE DESIGN STUDIO for the special offer price of £25 for fifty figures. I had to take advantage of this as it provided an opportunity to raise some late Visigoth or Feudal Iberians to oppose my Moorish invaders. I finally got around to painting them over the Christmas holiday. Even with some cavalry, I'm not expecting any victories however. My thanks to Dave who kindly gifted me a handful of Normans for leaders and standard bearers.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Ottoman Silahtar Cavalry 1500-1800

Have recently completed a unit of Silahtars (Swordbearers). This formation was part of the Suvarileri (Household) cavalry belonging to the Ottoman Sultan. Note the distinct hat, similar but not the same as those used by the Janissaries. The figures are heavy converts from the splendid TAG and ESSEX ranges, the horses are Hinchliffe, the bow cases and quivers are from IRREGULAR MINIATURES