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By smacdowall, Sep 2 2020 04:23PM

Having paused my Wars of the Roses painting for the Hundred Years War, along comes Wargames Illustrated issue 393.

Not only does it have a couple of Wars of the Roses articles by yours truly but, more importantly, a free set of rules by Andy Callan. I have always admired Andy's rules, borrowing from them shamelessly in my own.

Designed for small battles, Never Mind the Billhooks looks like a fun, playable set of rules which captures the flavour of the Wars of the Roses.

I cant wait to give them a go but my problem is that I am running a Hundred Years War game (Crécy) in a couple of days and I have already begun to set up the battlefield.

In his introduction to Never Mind the Billhooks, Andy says there is no reason they could not be modified for the Hundred Years War. So I have started to look at what modifications will be necessary and I will give it a go.

By smacdowall, Aug 9 2011 09:15PM

Do you want to try out Civitates rules on a grand scale? Ever wondered what it would be like to fight a naval, amphibious, siege and land battle all in a single game?

My co-author Caoimhín Boru will be running his Caesar at Alexandria game at Le Petit Show in Bristol next weekend. The show is all about being with other small scale gamers to chat and enjoy the smaller scale, demo games to see others rules, terrain and figures.

Caoimhin will be running the game and be able to discuss the next development of Civitates Bellatorum rules (see the rules section on this site) The event is taking place Sunday the 14th of August 2011, 10:00 to 17:00, Lincombe Barn, Overndale Road, Bristol, BS16 2RW . For more details go to www.angelbarracks.co.uk/

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