Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Historicon 2010 - Hundred Years War game, Part 2
Continued from Part 1.
Having been playing in part of the game, and therefore focusing on a smaller piece of the battle, I don't have a great memory or overview of parts of the game, and so it is difficult to do a very good battle report. The English position stabilized quickly after Warwick's initial disaster, and Chris did a very good job of putting Clermont back onto his heels. In the center, Edward's attacks against the Dauphin were largely ineffective. On the French right, the Captal de Buch did a better than expected job of holding their own against Audrehem's qualitatively superior knights.
On the right, English and Gascon knights bring the fight to the French, pushing them back up the hill. Cheshire longbowmen in their green and white tunics can be seen at far right.
Edward and the Dauphin go at it in the foreground while Clermont and Warwick continue their fight in the background.
Situation toward the end of the game. The English have made some headway, but not nearly enough.
Edward is held back in the center. Warwick rallies and holds off Clermont.
Captal de Buch continues to do well against the French nobles on the right, driving them further up the hill.
I think that every figure on the table was Old Glory. Flags are by The Flag Dude (the nicer ones) or by me off the internet. Painting was split between myself and Fernando Enterprises in Sri Lanka. I did every mounted figure and maybe half the foot figures. The Pros did the rest.
The game was a success insofar as it went, and everyone who played in it had a good time. I committed to running the same scenario again at Fall In in Lancaster over the Halloween weekend. Maybe we'll see you there!