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Re: Club Game XMAS 2012

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  • Andrew
    If you go to Maelstrom games they sell the sets for £16.20 each and if you order before the 20th and copy this into the voucher bit when you check out:
    Message 1 of 57 , May 12, 2012
      If you go to Maelstrom games they sell the sets for £16.20 each and if you order before the 20th and copy this into the voucher bit when you check out:

      REVAMPED

      you'll get a further 17% off.

      --- In Devon_Wargames_Group@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Blackmore <andyblackmore72@...> wrote:
      >
      > Count me in, I was wondering what excuse I needed to get some of those new Knights :)
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: VinceH <vince.hyland@...>
      > To: Devon_Wargames_Group@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 19:33
      > Subject: [Devon_Wargames_Group] Re: Club Game XMAS 2012
      >
      >
      >  
      > Now there has to be some mileage in this:
      >
      > During the early 15th Century the senior branch of the Courtenay family were at feud with the family of Bonville for control of the West Country, but it appears that Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham was friendly with Sir William Bonville of Shute (since his son William married Margaret Bonville) and this brought upon him the wrath of Thomas Courtenay, 5th Earl, who laid siege to Powderham Castle for seven weeks in 1455 but failed to gain possession.
      >
      > During the Wars of the Roses the senior branches of the Courtenay family adhered to the House of Lancaster - probably because the Bonvilles were on the other side - but there is evidence that Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham was also on the side of the House of York. Thomas Courtenay, 6th Earl of Devon, was captured, attainted (i.e. his titles forfeited) and beheaded after the battle of Towton near York in 1461. His younger brother, Sir Henry of Topsham, regained some of the estates, but was debarred from inheriting the title due to the attainder, and was himself beheaded for treason in 1467; and the youngest brother, John, who was restored to the Earldom in 1470, was killed at the battle of Tewkesbury in 1471. This was the end of the senior line.
      >
      > Pick a side. Any side.
      >
      > Vince
      >
      > --- In Devon_Wargames_Group@yahoogroups.com, "Jonathan" <carojon@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I know it doesn't feel right talking about Xmas this side of the summer, but I need to let everyone in on a plan that came up in the pub tonight.
      > >
      > > We want to pull together a game at Xmas that all members who are inclined to contribute, can bring a small force along. This is not compulsory but we hope that most members will be happy to fork out for a small contingent and plastics make this a viable project.
      > >
      > > The chosen period and scale will be 28mm Wars of the Roses using Peter Pigs Bloody Barons.
      > >
      > > The aim is that club members between now and Xmas will invest in a box of Perrys plastics to create their own faction which they have plenty of time to base and paint up for the big game. We are looking at getting packs of figures at a good price so club members attending shows need to keep an eye out for discount offers like buy three boxes get one free then we can get figures together for the club at a good price.
      > >
      > > I will be assuming my old hereditry title of Lord Lovelace of Exmouth a relative of the Earl of Warwick and will be happy to raise the banner in the south west for the rightful King (whoever he is!!)
      > >
      > > More anon
      > >
      > > regards all
      > >
      > > JJ
      > >
      >
    • CHARLES CARTER
      I agree lets wait till the figures turn up and see how they look. ________________________________ From: Andrew Blackmore To:
      Message 57 of 57 , May 19, 2012
        I agree lets wait till the figures turn up and see how they look.

        From: Andrew Blackmore <andyblackmore72@...>
        To: "Devon_Wargames_Group@yahoogroups.com" <Devon_Wargames_Group@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Friday, 18 May 2012, 12:48
        Subject: Re: [Devon_Wargames_Group] Re: Club Game XMAS 2012

         
        I'll look at it when the figures arrive, it will depend quite alot on the models themselves. I have to say that with some models it's quite difficult to get them to "Rank up" even on a GW cav base which is alot bigger and I'm not convinced staggering will help.

        From: Jason Ralls <jr018q2502@...>
        To: Devon_Wargames_Group@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Friday, 18 May 2012, 7:49
        Subject: Re: [Devon_Wargames_Group] Re: Club Game XMAS 2012

         
        Unit frontages are supposed to match up, so a 5 stand cavalry unit will take up the same space as a 5 stand infantry unit.  40mm frontage is a good match for 28mm figures, 3 or 4 figures fit nicely on it and it is near double the area of a 30x30.  My concerns with 50x50 is that 3 figures will look like skirmishers on it and it won't look like a massed unit unless you have 5 figures on a base.  If you need more space for your cavalry then I would suggest staggering them like Nathan suggested, maybe on a 40x50 or even 40x60 base? 

        If we stick with 40mm frontage then a box of 40 figures will give you 18 archers (6 bases of 3 figures), 18 billmen (4 bases of 4 and 2 spare) and 4 command figures (1 captain base).  As foot units have between 6 and 10 bases, that makes a nice unit with 1 spare base. 

        I will type up a list of the points costs and unit sizes and stick it in the yahoo group files later today.  We do need to decide how we are sorting out forces.  Thoughts on that later.

        Jason

        PS  40x40 also works for other rules too.  Just a thought.  ;)


         
        That would be OK I think, the only problem seems to be that in the original 15mm version the bases for Cav and Inf are the same size. Now not having played the rules I don't whether having different sized bases would be a problem or not? If it is then I would advocate both inf and cav being on 50x50. You could then vary the number of inf on the stand depending on their class, i.e Bodyguard 5 figures, retinue 4 figures etc. 







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