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madaxeman26 May 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

Roll Call this year saw a 25mm competition in the High Medieval era, and to this gunfight came the Wars of the Roses Lancastrians, in an attempt to use a load of longbowmen and dismounted Perry Men at Arms in a sort of OK army.

There was a big Gunne, plenty of Northern references, 5 matches against everyone from the Jurchen Chin to the Swiss, the Samurai to the Burgundians and even with a Condottieri pasta course in the middle of it all.

See how "our kids" did in these heavy metal battles as longbows twanged and plastic swords clanged and the Lancastrians tried to find out if every single list in the L'Art de la Guerre book is at least partly viable.

It's a veritable Coronation Street episode of convoluted plotting and amazing acting (by some of the casualty markers especially) – but who will be crowned Landlord of the Rovers Return at the end?

Read on to find out!

Skeptic26 May 2019 4:54 p.m. PST

Cool! In the 2nd battle, how was the gunne able to hit the leftmost stand of Swiss pike without hitting the Lancastrian foot that seemed to be in the way?

madaxeman27 May 2019 2:41 a.m. PST

If you look at the earlier pictures there looks to have been a viable arc of fire earlier in the game – the halberdiers then stepped forward to block the line of wight off.

evilgong27 May 2019 5:46 p.m. PST

So a win in the comp?

Or did I miss the final standing somewhere in the report?


goragrad27 May 2019 11:53 p.m. PST

Interesting as usual.

And congratulations.

madaxeman28 May 2019 3:50 a.m. PST

Yep, a win :-) Second of the year after the Galatians too!!!

madaxeman30 May 2019 11:43 a.m. PST

Following on from the battle reports of the surprisingly effective Lancastrian ADLG army, I thought it might be interesting to share how the army was put together in terms of figures and basing, and the thought behind the list design as well.

Most – but not all – of them are Perry plastics, making this a very cost-effective army to build. There is now a summary of the figures I used, how the army was designed and was supposed to work (in theory and then in practice) and also some ideas as to how I painted them up on the main website now. If you wish you can buy yourself a set of the whole lot for under £100.00 GBP!


Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP31 May 2019 1:36 a.m. PST

Great AARs- love the humour.

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