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Nottingham Wargames13 Feb 2021 1:42 a.m. PST

[This is an update of a previous post from a few years ago].

Based on actions around North King Street, north of the Four Courts, which saw some of the heaviest fighting during the rising.

The South Staffordshires are tasked with dislodging the Volunteers.



Check out lots more images of this game, and others, on our Club's blog:


Brennus13 Feb 2021 3:41 a.m. PST

My word,fantastic buildings. I know the Cobblestone pub well (it is still standing) and it looks like you have literally shrunk it to 28mm scale! Great work.

Oddball13 Feb 2021 6:44 a.m. PST

Great looking game, beautiful figures and I like the city layout.

Where did you get the building front print out? Great way to make a city without breaking the bank.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2021 10:17 a.m. PST

Very nice. Would you be able to provide some details as to the rules and figures your Club used?


Nottingham Wargames13 Feb 2021 11:37 a.m. PST

Buildings – printed out the buildings to roughly 28mm size (slightly smaller actually) onto paper and glued them onto black 5mm foamboard. Unfortunately, the printing wasn't that cheap!

Rebels – Footsore Miniatures and Reiver Castings (Northumbrian Painting Services seem to own them now)
British Army : Empress Miniatures and Footsore Miniatures

Rules: Adapted Rapid Fire! (the 'interrupted fire' rule works well in these circumstances, as does the move and shoot OR shoot and move option).

The Cobblestone – I took a photo of it as the building looks like it dates from that era and is one of the few around there that hasn't been redeveloped over the last decade or so. Doubt it was called the Cobblestone in 1916, mind you.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2021 3:04 p.m. PST

Nicely done, Ostrowski! And of course, kraut that I am, I had to check on the Cobblestone. The Mulligan Family suggest but does not explicitly state that they've been there five generations, which ought to make it to the Easter Rising, and I can find no reference to or photo of a previous name. (If you'd like, I could quibble about the side entrance.) I've never built nor wargamed on terrain more accurate than what you've got, and the only time I saw its equal for an urban setting Herb Gundt was the host.

But for me, there can only be the Fiddler's Hearth in South Bend, Indiana--for years, next door to the Seven Years War Association Convention.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2021 4:45 a.m. PST

Thank you. I saw this posting and your earlier posting of the Irish Civil War and my interest was piqued.

Very nicely done.


SpuriousMilius14 Feb 2021 4:05 p.m. PST

guinness Brilliant! Decades ago my group took up the Irish Rebellion & I also ran some Convention games. It amused me that, like the ACW, some of the players would only play for either the Brits/Loyalists or for the Rebels.

SpuriousMilius14 Feb 2021 5:20 p.m. PST

I also know guys who love Irish whiskey but who will drink either Bushmills or Jamesons but not both (unlike myself).

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 11:31 a.m. PST

Wow! Thanks for posting the update. I bookmarked your earlier post. So many great ideas. I never thought of using Rapid Fire as I've only seen it played with bases with multiple figures and I prefer individually mounted figures as you seem to as well. Is the improvised Daimler armoured car scratch built?

Nottingham Wargames20 Feb 2021 5:21 a.m. PST

I used the chassis from an MDF vehicle (can't remember which) and added the distinctive upper body as per period photographs. These improvised 'APCs' were based on Guinness delivery vehicles from St James's Gate Brewery!


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