Wars of the Roses: Retinue Archers of the Duke of Exeter

These men belong to the retinue of Sir Henry Holland of Darlington, 3rd Duke of Exeter . 

They wear his livery, Argent and Gules. 

The Duke was a steadfast supporter of the Lancastrian cause. 

He and his men fought at a number of the battles of the Wars of the Roses.

These included Blore Heath,  Northampton,  Wakefield 

Second St Albans,  Towton, and Barnet.

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Posh Lard 2022

 We’re back!

The venue has changed from previous years to the George Alcock Centre, Whittlesey Rd, Stanground, Peterborough PE2 8QS, handily available just off the parkway to the SE of town. There will be food and a bar available on site.

The games available are still under discussion, but will include for definite:

  • Chef du Pont (yes, finally) – 15mm IABSM in the flooded waters of the Meredet on D-Day – Peterborough

and other games subject to confirmation (there’s at least two on the cards)…

We’re aiming to make a food menu available to attendees for lunch, which you will be able to order from when you arrive, and also place an advance order for breakfast (likely sausage or bacon rolls). Watch this space (again) for details. 

Anyone else interested in bringing anything else, please drop us a note at (please be aware, though, that until we have a confirmed idea of numbers, there will be a limit on the number of games we can immediately accept).

Tickets available for purchase here, admission £5.

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First Look: The Horus Heresy Age of Darkness Launch Set Unboxing

By now, I’m sure everyone has noticed: The Horus Heresy is getting a revised new edition and with it a whole range of new plastic models. A whole bunch of them, as well as the new core rulebook, can be found in the new Age of Darkness launch box, which will be released in a few weeks, and today we take a look at what we’ll find inside.

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Zaporozhian Cossack Army List for Tilly’s Very Bad Day

This is the Zaporozhian Cossack Army List for Tilly’s Very Bad Day. The Zaporozhian Cossacks The Zaporozhian Cossacks were those Cossacks who lived downstream of the Dnieper Rapids in what is now Eastern and Central Ukraine. In fact the name Zaporozhtsi comes from the location of their fortress, the Sich, Zaporozhzhia means “land beyond the … Read more

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Regimiento de Infanteria de Linea “León”

Needing to take a short break from painting units for the Wars of the Roses, a new Infantry Regiment is added to my Spanish Napoleonic Army. 

This regiment has its origins dating back all the way to 1695, when a 1,000 man “New Tercio of  León” was raised.

The regiment had red/scarlet facings on the lapels and cuffs, white piped red on the collar, and brass buttons. These are Perry figures. 

Seeking a bit of differentiation form the other Spanish regiment that I had painted with red facings, I used Delta Ceramcoat “Poppy Orange” here. It still looks pretty red/scarlet in bue, although the differe3nce in color can be seen in contrast with the red plumes. 

The Colunella (Colonel’s flag) flag bears the shield of Leon in the corners – a red (originally, purple) Lion on a white field. 

The Kingdom of León was of course joined to Castile at the time of the Reconquista of the Iberian peninsula from the Moors, forming the foundation of modern Spain. 

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