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.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Re-organising my Arab and Moorish collections for 2016 (1)

Having recently sold several hundred miniatures, mainly arab and moorish figures, I'm now re-organising the remainder and acquiring additional figures. Here are my three reformed foot units. The first are Almohad-Marinid armoured warriors, largely Musketeer Miniatures. Those mainly dressed in white are North African corsairs (attached to the Hafsids but available for hire). The third are Granadine city militia in blue and red.
Still to be painted are 36 crossbowmen, mainly Black Tree Miniatures, which will furnish three small units for the armies listed above. My heavy/noble cavalry, and artillery contingents are still quite strong but the lighter cavalry will need to be completely re-raised. MGB

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Late Medieval Russian Artillery and Crew

Its been a particularly bad weather day here in Devon so decided to clear another project. The bombard has been painted but out of active service for at least ten years, waiting for a suitable army. The figures were part of a batch of O.O.P. Essex Cossacks and Russians I picked up off ebay about 6 months ago. Today I was able to finish painting up the crew, and clear some card and wood to construct a suitably primitive, yet archer proof cover for my new Muscovite siege bombard. Michael

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

First Band of Cossacks completed

My late medieval Muscovites can now call upon some cossack skirmishing cavalry in their fight against the Tartars. MGB