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):
The AWC’s roving gamer in the UK, Ben Hill, conducted the following ‘e-interview’ with the Field of Glory writing team at the beginning of December (2010), the answers to the questions are from the whole team of writers who are involved with FoG.
1. Has FoG evolved the way or ways you thought it would when writing it?
Yes very much so. We seem to have a broad following of clubs, social gamers, historical re-enactment players, campaign players and competition players. We wanted to create a set of rules that would appeal to different audiences and that seems to have happened. It has been great to see the quality of the entire FoG series that Slitherine has put together and that together with the Osprey art makes the books a great read.
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.
In March this year, my wife and I moved to Oxford in the UK. We will be here for a several years while my wife does genius things that I do not understand, similar situation to my wargaming.
I miss the AWC and its excellent members not to mention my Romans and newly painted ACW army. However, with England being the home of toy soldiers I have an excellent opportunity to buy buy buy. With that in mind, I visited the Foundry in Nottingham on July 23 for their open day with Sean (who was visiting the UK). Firstly, Nottingham has very few trees, no men in tights, no sheriff, and maid Marion had no teeth but she knew where St Mark’s road was luckily.