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EricThe Shed26 Feb 2019 11:25 p.m. PST

Finally managed to put part of my new Dark Ages collection on the table for a refight of Stamford Bridge 1066

Full report on the blog with lots of pictures






Louie N26 Feb 2019 11:50 p.m. PST

A wonderful looking game. Thank you

Lonkka1Actual27 Feb 2019 12:39 a.m. PST

Looking great!

Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Feb 2019 9:41 a.m. PST

awesome thanks

Borderguy19027 Feb 2019 9:44 a.m. PST

So many minis! That looks fantastic.

22ndFoot27 Feb 2019 11:51 a.m. PST


Great looking game. on the Derwent at Stamford Bridge, discussing the approximately 7m river level, notes possibly importantly "[t]he levels for this location are measured relative to sea level, not relative to the riverbed. The levels shown here do not, therefore, necessarily represent the actual depth of the water." link

The current north end of the bridge is approximately 10m above sea level, so approximately ten feet above the usual river surface, and the monument 17m ASL. link

The river Derwent has a fairly extensive flood plain which has been constrained over the centuries.

So the river may not really be 7m deep around the bridge and would not have been in 1066. So you probably had it right when you made it fordable as some of the accounts suggest.



Ponder Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

Looks good – JAS

EricThe Shed28 Feb 2019 10:15 p.m. PST

thanks for the comments guys…special thank you to Jon

22ndFoot01 Mar 2019 1:25 p.m. PST

My pleasure. It's amazing what you can find online in an idle half hour when something piques your interest.

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