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carojon24 Jul 2021 7:06 a.m. PST

One of the other games to feature at this month's meeting of the Devon Wargames Group, was a 'Never Mind the Billhooks' game recreating events at the Battle of St Albans between the Houses of York and Lancaster.

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If you would like to see how our game turned out, just follow the link to the club blog.

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Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2021 7:51 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting that, its good to see WotR figures in mass at any time!
I guess lots of beheadings after that game, as in the original battle?

PaulB24 Jul 2021 9:38 a.m. PST

Lovely layout, thanks for sharing. I get knackered just walking up Holywell hill, how on earth they did it in armour I don't know.
One thing that puzzles me is once the men at arms (wearing white armour) got stuck into a melee how could they tell who was on which side?

MajorB24 Jul 2021 12:24 p.m. PST

get knackered just walking up Holywell hill, how on earth they did it in armour I don't know.

I don't think the Lancastrians would have walked up Holywell Hill in full armour. Armour was only donned by the men-at-arms after the 3 hours of negotiation had failed. The Yorkists approached the town from Keyfield which is a gentle slope up into the town.

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