Hammerhead Show after action photo report: Battle of Dunnichen

Yesterday saw the first Hammerhead Show for two years, and a great experience it was too. I saw plenty of old friends, met some new ones and had a good time running our Battle of Dunnichen 685 game with the Morris & Chums gaming group. We played a single, relaxed game over the course ofContinue reading “Hammerhead Show after action photo report: Battle of Dunnichen”

Hammerhead Preview: the Battle of Dunnichen, 685 CE

The Hammerhead wargames show is being held on Saturday 5th March at Newark Showground, UK, and, as usual, I’ve been busy preparing a game for the day. Hammerhead is unique for the UK in that every single game in the show is a participation game; it’s an inclusive and rather wonderful opportunity to go andContinue reading “Hammerhead Preview: the Battle of Dunnichen, 685 CE”

Small, Far Away Part 3: More 15mm Dark Ages

It’s been a few days since I’ve updated the blog, mostly due to being busy with work, real life stuff and editing my Midgard rules for the latest play test draft. However, I’ve been quietly basing up a load of 15mm Forged in Battle miniatures to go with my small scale Dark Ages project. MyContinue reading “Small, Far Away Part 3: More 15mm Dark Ages”

Pictish and Irish Commanders

My recent Battle of Degsastan game got me thinking that I should refurbish my beloved 28mm Dark Age armies. These were originally mostly based up for Warhammer Ancient Battles, with each model being on a small square base. I’ve always liked vignettes, so my later armies featured command bases on 40, 50 or 60mm roundContinue reading “Pictish and Irish Commanders”

Near, Far Away Part 2: Wiglaf Miniatures 18mm Saxons Preview

Although I’m mostly a dyed-in-the-wool 28mm gamer, I have odd lapses. When Dan Mersey announced that he was going to launch a small 15/18mm 7th century Dark Ages range, I thought ‘maybe I’ll get a few.’ Then it turned out that Mark Copplestone was sculpting…then I started getting back into the Dark Ages…then…yeah. Another oddContinue reading “Near, Far Away Part 2: Wiglaf Miniatures 18mm Saxons Preview”

The Battle of Degsastan, 603 CE

After several cancelled games over the holiday period, Matt and I were finally able to get together on Dec 31st for a final game of 2021. I’ve been getting back into the 7th Century recently and developing my Midgard heroic battle rules, so the Battle of Degsastan was an easy choice. Degsastan was, by theContinue reading “The Battle of Degsastan, 603 CE”

Small, Far Away: 15mm Dark Ages

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been tinkering with something that I can best describe as a ‘side project’. I have a long-standing love of the Early Medieval era, AKA ‘the Dark Ages’, and especially the 7th century in Britain. This period saw a host of colourful leaders emerge from the melting pot ofContinue reading “Small, Far Away: 15mm Dark Ages”