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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 3:03 p.m. PST

I think we had this poll in the last 4-5 years but I figured it was due for an update.

This time around I'll include the Dark Ages so let's say any battles from 450AD to 1500AD.

These can be battles you would like to game in the future or ones you have gamed in the past and enjoyed.

Do your best to only pick 5.

Thanks for playing.


1) Brunanburh
2) Hastings
3) Towton
4) Mortimers Cross
5) Clontarf

Aethelflaeda was framed10 Jun 2019 5:15 p.m. PST

Why rank them, fight them all.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2019 5:30 p.m. PST

Money and time my friend….money and time.

Perris070710 Jun 2019 8:43 p.m. PST

1. Amorium
2. Levunium
3. Acheloos
4. Dorostolon
5. Manzikert

dapeters11 Jun 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

How Anglo-centric one and the other is just Byzantine (sorry could not help myself.)

John Edmundson11 Jun 2019 9:48 p.m. PST

Las Navas de Tolosa

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2019 5:24 p.m. PST

Money and time my friend….money and time.

Well for two of the ones listed you would be using the same miniatures since they are only weeks apart.

3) Towton
4) Mortimers Cross

Just would need like six times as many miniatures for Towton then for Mortimer's Cross.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2019 6:07 p.m. PST

If I ever did get around to Towton I would definitely be using the Yorkists and Shire Levies from MC. The Tudor army not so much.

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2019 9:28 a.m. PST

Bouvines 1214

uglyfatbloke14 Jun 2019 10:24 a.m. PST

Largs, Stirling Bridge, Roslin, Bannockburn, Myton, Culblean…just thought a Scot-centric list would make a change.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2019 10:37 a.m. PST

Ugly, you're the first person besides myself to ever mention Roslin here (that I'm aware of). I bought an interesting booklet on the battle the last time i was there.

Largs is an interesting choice too. Vikings Vs Medieval Scots. Thanks for the input.

French Wargame Holidays14 Jun 2019 11:26 p.m. PST

For me
Battle of the Pavement of the Martyrs (Tours 732)

HercÚ Salon de Guerre
Mayenne, France
"Walk the battlefield in the morning, wargame it in the afternoon"
Wargame holidays France

Warspite116 Jun 2019 7:13 p.m. PST

Stoke Field (aka East Stoke)
Mortimer's Cross

Mr J197018 Jun 2019 1:35 p.m. PST

Can't quite say why, possibly a really good article in a very early edition of Miniature Wargames (that dates me), but I've always been fascinated by the Battle of Mohacs 1526 since reading it.

Possibly down to the immense scale of it as one Empire fades and another rises, the mix of costumes and differing military styles, Knights, Landsknechts and Ottoman Janissaries, what's not to like? Definitely my favourite.

Superb animation putting all of the above into context.
YouTube link

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