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PanzerKaput Goes To Barons’ War

PanzerKaput Goes To Barons’ War

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About the Project

Set against a backdrop of a Civil War that lasted for two years, 1215-17, as a result of the issuing of Magna Carta. A civil war was the perfect opportunity for the leading nobles of the time to grab land and power while settling some old scores along the way. This vying for land and power hadn't stopped since the invasion of 1066 with only the strongest of kings being able to keep their nobles in check. Our narrative focuses on small groups of warriors brought together under a lord or baron to raid and steal or defend land and property. With the strong, wise, cunning and lucky aiming to rise out of this civil strife in a better position than when it started. The Barons' War skirmish game has been written to enable players to fight out tabletop battles against the backdrop of the First Barons’ War between rival Barons or rival factions who find themselves on either side of the conflict. The game is historically themed, the gameplay is fast-paced and tactical with plenty of narrative and where force building presents you with lots of options enabling two players to muster very different retinues. However, as intended, this is an alpha set of rules which does not include rules for siege warfare, although rules for fighting in buildings are included. Campaign rules are something that will be addressed at a later date and released online. Having grown out of the Barons’ War Kickstarter project, the intention is for this ruleset to develop into a system that could be used throughout the Medieval period. Starting with England from when the Western Roman Empire withdrew around 410 AD to 1485 AD when Richard III died at the Battle of Bosworth Field. This presents us with a huge span of history for gaming which can be broadly divided into Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon and Viking, Anglo-Norman, Angevin and Plantagenet. And that’s just when looking at it from Great Britain. With warriors of this period being pretty similar, it would be easy to use the profiles in this rulebook to play out tabletop battles in any setting. Over time we see these rules evolving with additional warriors, characters, abilities and scenarios being added starting with the Dark Ages, the Anarchy and the Crusades and shared to www.warhost.online, which has been set up to be the community website for the game.

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Baron's War First Tourney

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Baron's War Grand TourneyBaron's War Grand Tourney

The Market Harborough Wargame’s Club would like to invite you to take part in its first but hopefully annual Barons war tournament.

For this tournament you will need a retinue which will be a total of 750 points per player.

There are 24 places in the event, during the day you will be playing 3 games.

The Address is

St Peters Lodge Masonic Hall

5 King’s Road

Market Harborough

Leicestershire

LE16 7JU (best postcode for Satnav etc.).

Entry into the event is £15 payable by bank transfer to Mr Paul A Wilkinson account no 31674168 sort code 77-21-12 or alternatively by PayPal to [email protected]

Registration – 8:30am to 9:00am, Saturday, 16 April 2022 from 08:30-18:00

Many thanks for the Prize support and trophies courtesy of Andy Hobday.

Tournament pack will be coming soon.

A New Video of my Collection

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I have created a short, not very high quality video, I am still learning how to edit actual video content, of all my painted Barons’ War range. 232 figures, not including horses, buildings, bee hives, carts, etc for The Baron’s War game, in a year and I have to say I am jolly pleased with the results.

I have really enjoyed doing the research, learning the history and frankly, making stuff up that fit in. There are more Baron’s War on the way.

If anyone know of a good editor to edit actually video footage please let me know, thanks.

 

My Full Collection on Video

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Here is my full painted collection of my Baron’s War Collection

My Completed Barons War Force

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My Whole Barons War Collection Fully PaintedMy Whole Barons War Collection Fully Painted

I have completely painted all of the Baron’s War range, all 3 kickstarters, 232 figures, not including horses, buildings, bee hives, carts, etc for The Baron’s War game, in a year and I have to say I am jolly pleased with the results.

It is an eclectic mix of figures, with knights, sergeants and common folk but it does give me a ton of opinions and I have enough for three fully 1000 point, big game points, forces.

I have really enjoyed doing the research, learning the history and frankly, making stuff up that fit in. There are more Baron’s War on the way.

My Completed Barons War Force
The King and CommandersThe King and Commanders

The Latest YouTube vid of my Painted Figures

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I have finished the last lot of the Baron’s War kickstarter by Warhost and Footsore bringing my collection to a temporary end, for the time being, as I have now painted at least one of every figure. So I better start arranging some games to play and get some practice in for a tournament being held in Market Harborough.

So I have finished painting King John, King of England and the villain of the Baron’s War in some eyes. I have aimed to make him a little fancy in him dress.

Next is the Archbishop of York, Walter de Gray, again another villain of the story in Death and Taxes, but not the Baron’s War so much.

The last character is actually King William of the Scots but I have used the figure to represent an old, veteran noble Lord, a defender of his land and the people within, in the Charnwood, Sir Augustus of Charley.

I also have painted some Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici, the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon. These are beautiful sculpts by Paul Hicks and I hope that these are going to be added to in the future.

I have added some more Sergeants at Arms armed with either Bills or Crossbows.

Lastly I have the Objective Markers from Warhost, not released as yet, for Baron’s War game and other games too. I really like these as they really add some character as these are lovely little vignettes .

Its a Crusade

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Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici,Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici,

I have finished the last of my Barons’ War figures with these guys and I guess I am going to have to play some more of the game now, lol. So I have finished these guys and I have painted them up as Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici, the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon.

These are beautiful sculpts by Paul Hicks and I how that these are going to be added to in the future by Warhost, https://www.warhost.online/ and Footsore in the future maybe with their Outremer?

The Real King John, The Archbishop and a Veteran Lord

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King JohnKing John

I have finished the last of my characters for my Barons’ War by https://www.warhost.online/ and Footsore. I think these characters has brought to the game to life as they are so full of character, thanks mainly to the sculpting talents of Paul Hicks.

I bring you King John of England, the Archbishop of York, Walter de Gray and King William of the Scots, whom I am using as a veteran, old Lord from the crusades, Sir Augustus of Charley.

I love these and cannot wait to see what Outremer will bring, I hope it is Saracens and Crusaders.

The Archbishop of York, Walter de GrayThe Archbishop of York, Walter de Gray
Sir Augustus of CharleySir Augustus of Charley

More Sergeants

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SergeantsSergeants

I have finished the Sergeants from the third Barons’ War kickstarter by Warhost and I have finished the crossbow armed sergeants, the bill armed sergeants and my favourites sergeants with touches.

These are so full of character but at the same time as are the backbone of my armies. I have painted them in the colours of some of my Lords and I cannot wait to get these chaps on the field.

Objective Markers for the Baron's War Game

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Objective MarkersObjective Markers

I have finished all six of my Objective Markers for use in my Barons’ War games and I am rather pleased with them. Hopefully they will be release shortly by Warhost, https://www.warhost.online/, as they are so full of character and class. I really like these too as they can be used for other periods and games, I am looking at you Conquest, the Early Medieval, read Dark Ages, supplement for Baron’s War. I love them.

The Outlaws of the Charnwood Video

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These are the latest Baron’s War figures I have finished and they are the Outlaws of the Charnwood. In the last kickstarter for the Baron’s War, Death and Taxes, have included Outlaws to be fielded as an faction, so you play Robin Hood and his merry men or create your very own outlaw faction that can fight for the King, the Barons or themselves, defending they land from being ravaged the marauding armies.

I have based my Outlaws, the Outlaws of the Charnwood, The Blinders, as a group of ennobled men defending their land from all comers, caring not for the principles of the war but rather just trying to survive as best they can, and paying the price for not claiming a side.

The Barons Wars Rules and Supplements are from Warhost at https://www.warhost.online/

The miniatures are from Footsore at https://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/collections/barons-war

The Gaming Mat is from Geek Villain Ltd at https://geekvillain.co.uk/

The trees are from The Last Valley at https://www.facebook.com/The-Last-Valley-156158031109215

My Competed Outlaws from Kickstarter 3

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The Outlaws of the Charnwood, The BlindersThe Outlaws of the Charnwood, The Blinders

I have finished all the Outlaws from the Barons’ War Kickstater 3 from Warhost  and now release by Footsore and I am jolly pleased with the results. I am now in the process of working at a small(ish) force of Outlaws for the game, The Outlaws of Charnwood, The Blinders, and hopefully come the new year get a game or two in with them. I think they look amazing all set up.

I have only around 20 Baron’s War figures left to complete at the moment, 10 Sergeants and 10 Knights and them what will I do, lol

Outlaws, from Barons War Kickstarter 3, Part 2

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Slingers, fighters and characters of the CharnwoodSlingers, fighters and characters of the Charnwood

I have finished the last units of Outlaws from the The Barons’ War: 3 Kickstarter, the slings, melee armed and some characters, and jolly please I am with the results. These are beautiful sculpts and Warhost and Footsore have done a grand job on them. Next is to write a list for the Outlaws of Charnwood and then field them in battle.

Same Video but improved the fades and removed the weird transitions

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This is a test video using some new software to create the video and see if it is a better looking video that my normal ones. I am still in the learning stage with all this YouTube video stuff and I have to admit I like some of it but not all of it.

I think it is okay but not much of an improvement on my normal videos but what do you think?

I have removed the weird transitions and added normal fades.

New Baron's War Video but is it an Improvement

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Testing out some new software to see if my video creation is better or not.

Some of my The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​ collection and village.

What do you think?
#thebaronswar
#fsinspire

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New Video of the Barons

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Its been a couple of weeks or so since I last uploaded a video to my YouTube channel so here it is.
My latest video is my latest collection of The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game painted miniatures from Warhost and Footsore Miniatures & Games
Enjoy

Objective Markers

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Objective MarkersObjective Markers

I have finished the first four of a set of six object markers for Baron’s War game. These are beautifully printed 3D sculpts and are so full of detail. In fact I would actually say that these objective markers are like little vignettes more that gaming pieces and really add to the game. These should be available soon from Warhost’s own web store.

Outlaws, from Barons War Kickstarter 3, Part 1

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Outlaw BowmenOutlaw Bowmen

I have finished the new Outlaws from the Baron’s War Kickstarter 3 and they are very, very nice. These are just the first couple of units these and the next guys are the more peasant types of Outlaws with they slings and also the leader too.

I went for a earthy colour palette for these as I wanted them to look like they could melt away into the forest or into a urban/village environment. I think I have achieved this and I cannot wait to finish them all so I can work out an Outlaw faction and list.

Golden Button Winning for me

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Golden Button for November Golden Button for November

I was very honoured and pleased to be awarded a Golden Button, actually I think a second one for this Barons War Project. I am especially pleased as it was for the photography and scene setting of the pictures something that I have tried to develop throughout this project.

OTT thank you very much.

Conquest - Early Medieval Supplement for Barons War

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ConquestConquest

The Early Medieval (Dark Ages) supplement for Vikings, Late Saxons and Normans is nearly ready.

This new supplement will cover the various factions that you would have imagined would pop up during the Early Medieval (Dark Age) period. The rules for The Barons’ War have been tweaked to include the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and the Normans alongside special rules for each.

 

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