Renaissance to WSS
The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe and is used to refer to the historic era of this period. While huge revolutions & evolutions occurred in intellectual thought, arts, science, and the social order, numerous wars were also fought, some of the most notable being;
Fall of Constantinople (1453); Wars of the Roses (1455–1485); Italian Wars (1494–1559); Spanish conquest of the Aztec & Inca Empires (1519-1572); Eighty Years’ War (1568-1648); Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604); Dutch–Portuguese War (1602-1661); Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648); Two Bishops Wars & Three English Civil Wars (1639-1653); Three Anglo-Dutch Wars & the Anglo-Spanish War (1652-1674); and the Nine Years War & the early Williamite & Jacobite Uprisings (1688-1692). The period finishes with the War of the Spanish Succession (the age of Marlborough).
The period merges into the Eighteenth Century (and true ‘modern history’) with the Great Northern War, War of the Spanish Succession, & Queen Anne’s War (1700-1713)…
In September we had healthy turnout at the club in terms of numbers and games played. This report is from one of the meetings where an interesting mix of games were played and indicative of the periods that we play.
28mm Sudan game
A spectacular looking game put on by Roundie to introduce Rob to the wonderful world of Colonial gaming using The Sword and The Flame (TSATF) rules. The game used Roundies 28mm Perry Sudan figures and his homemade terrain boards. The Colonial side has a nice mix of Eyptians, British Redcoats and the Naval brigade, vs a hoard of Dervishes and Fuzzy Wuzzies.
This month we had a completely different selection of games on down the club! Its good to see a wide variety of games on offer although sometimes it seems like there is too many different rules, scales, & periods played by our members.
28mm DBR with Gustavian Swedes vs Later Royalists
A nice looking 28mm DBR game once again with some well painted figures. John wrote about this game “and my DBR 28mm game was the closest to “mainstream”! Oh and we were honoured by a visit from the ‘country member’ Uncle Dickie, whose Gustavian Swedes managed to beat the Later Royalists despite all the 5’s and 6’s malfunctioning on his dice”.
Here’s a round-up of the action at the first meeting in March at the Auckland Wargaming Club. Another good turnout with 5 games played and a diverse range of games and scales being played.
28mm DBR game
A large battle between the Holy Roman Empire and the French, in Spain in 1521AD with a narrow victory to the Empire. This game was played between John and Grant with some great looking looking figures. John’s baggage (painted by Andrew Hunter) was very nicely done but someone forgot to flock all their figure bases! Continue reading
You can download from here a Microsoft Excel Template of the FoG Army List Generator version 2.5 in a zip file (29kb):
There will be six army list companion books for Field of Glory: Renaissance, covering the armies of Europe and the rest of the World throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. The first book, Wars of Religion, will be published at the same time as the rules, and covers the armies of the first half of the 17th century in Western and Central Europe, in particular those of the Thirty Years War and English Civil War.
The second book, Trade and Treachery, covers 16th century warfare in Western and Central Europe, notably the Italian Wars and the various conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in the initial turmoil of the Reformation.
The third book, Clash of Empires, covers Eastern Europe and the Middle East in the 16th and (in some cases) 17th centuries.
15mm Essex English Civil War figures from the collection of John Moher – most are Essex with some Frei Korps making up the numbers…