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Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 12:17 p.m. PST

Here are some photos of Andrew Brentnall's splendid 12mm Edgehill game, as recently re-fought in the village of Chalgrove.




More photos are on my blog at: – link

The rules are the "For King and Parliament" set that Andrew and I have been writing together, based on my "to the Strongest!" ancient and medieval set. They are coming along very nicely and I hope to publish later this year.

Best, Simon

mghFond05 Mar 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

No where near enough figs on the table!

j/k, that looks amazing. Very cool. While ECW is something I have no interest in, I'd definitely play in that game.

Codsticker05 Mar 2017 6:41 p.m. PST

Between For King and Parliment and Pikeman's Lament I look forward to a lot ECW AAr's in the near future.

Personal logo Skull and Crown Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Mar 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

Wicked cool!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 8:12 p.m. PST

Very nice looking game!

mollinary06 Mar 2017 12:08 a.m. PST

Thanks for the compliments, guys. It has just about 2,000 figures in a 12ft by 6ft table. In fact this is less than half my collection, and I hope to begin work on a Marston Moor scenario before long. should be fun! Working with Simon has been excellent, and has encouraged me to develop all sorts of markers to prettify the field. The thing I am currently working on is 'destroyed unit' markers, to clutter up the battlefield a bit. Watch this space!


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

This is clearly the way to do big ECW battles. How big are the movement trays?

mollinary06 Mar 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

Hi Robert,

Warbases make these sabots to your own specifications. The standard infantry battalia ones I use have an interior measurement of 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" + a couple of mm 'windage'. This is because my individual bases are 1 1/2" squares which I set as my standard when I expected to make a Volley and Bayonet variant about twenty years ago! Some of the Parliament horse, which represent deeper formations, have interior dimensions of 3" square.


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words Mollinary- and thanks for bringing and running the splendid game!

Cambria562208 Mar 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

I played the King's side during one of Mollinary's test games and can testify to both the beautiful spectacle of all those miniatures in real life and also how enjoyable a game 'For King and Parliament!' gave.

Royal Marine08 Aug 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

What ECW figures did you use? You mention 12mm are they MiniFigs: link ?

Snowcat09 Aug 2017 3:56 a.m. PST

Seriously good inspiration/recommendation for 10-12mm in those pix. :)


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

Most of Andrew's figures are Minifigs, but I believe he uses 10mm minis alongside them. They are very numerous and very impressive!

mollinary09 Aug 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Royal Marine,

Most of the figures are the ones at your link. But there are also a fair number of Pendraken cavalry in amongst them. It is a curious thing that Pendraken and AIM/Minifigs horse mix easily, even on the same bases, but the Pendraken foot are noticeably smaller, and would need to be kept on separate bases. The biggest difference is that Pendraken Pikes are very short compared to the AIM/Minifigs.


clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

Very cool
Love ECW, Love To the Strongest.
Keen to see how they work

grambo Inactive Member13 Aug 2017 1:07 a.m. PST

Beautiful collection of figures, a true spectacle.


coopman15 Aug 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

That is very impressive. I can't help but be envious!

Royal Marine21 Aug 2017 8:49 a.m. PST


Thanks for the response, it's always a curious note for us gamers when we are paranoid about mixing figures that look different when humans are often very different. I remember a certain CO of 45 Commando RM being about 5'5" and his 2 I/c being 6'5" … parades and pictures of the two of them together always generated a smile or two.

Andrew's collection is truly inspirational and makes me want to get into this in a big way … if only! I noted the Pendraken pikes being somewhat smaller, good for storing though.


mollinary21 Aug 2017 1:48 p.m. PST

Hi Dave,

Always a pleasure to respond to fellow enthusiasts. I tend to agree with you on the size-ist thing, but it is usually the weapons that give the scale away. By the way, the standard Pendraken Pikes are not "somewhat" smaller, they are less than 2/3rds the size!



Royal Marine21 Aug 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

10mm Spears!! Probably a cheap Parliament trick to win the war for Oliver.

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