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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Nov 2020 9:06 p.m. PST

You were asked TMP link

Top 5 Medieval Battles to Wargame?

And in the final round of voting:

15% of the votes: "Hastings"
12%: "Crecy"
12%: "Bannockburn"
12%: "Stirling Bridge"
11%: "Agincourt"

kodiakblair21 Nov 2020 8:24 a.m. PST

Nice to see the English losses feature strongly :-)

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 1:26 a.m. PST

Stirling Bridge is a complete surprise to me.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 2:56 a.m. PST

A very disappointing Anglo-centric list (& I'm English/British); Stirling Bridge & Agincourt both seem very limited to wargame to my mind. Surprised that Manzikert, Tannenberg or Arsuf aren't up there, or further afield some of the Asian battles such as Hakata Bay?

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 3:54 a.m. PST

Did you suggest them in the pre-poll chat?

Warspite122 Nov 2020 4:03 a.m. PST

Have done:
Mortimer's Cross
Barnet
and am planning Bosworth and Stoke Field for the near future.

The first was a draw but favouring Lancaster while the second one was pretty much as per the chronicles.
For Barnet the two armies drew up in the fog (blind) about 18 inches apart and had to guess where each other were. Visibility was just 6 inches. Figures were 15mm, rules were my own Bills, Bows and Bloodshed.

Both armies are placed on table and then Edward IV's Yorkists advanced. When the first unit came within 6 inches of an enemy we then diced to see if either army moved sideways. Both did. So suddenly there was a shift to the right in both armies totalling about a foot overall. Very disconcerting to see you were now fighting a different unit.
Both left flanks were weaker (Exeter for Lancaster and Hastings for York) and my opponent kept his left flank refused as both wings were graded 'Levy' based on their historical performance. My Exeter had a steep drop off behind him and had to meet Richard of Gloucester's slightly outflanked. Exeter collapsed first and eventually Warwick and Montague in the centre gave way as well. Oxford got away as virtually unengaged.

Barry

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 5:21 p.m. PST

Once again it's necessary to point out that Dear Editor only puts choices in a Poll that were suggested in a Poll Suggestion thread. Why should he do otherwise?
So if you want Arsuf, it has to be nominated.

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