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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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New Video about the Britney Spears Uploaded

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I have uploaded a new video about my Welsh in the Barons’ War to my YouTube Channel

I hope you like it.

#thebaronswar #historicalgamer #fsinspired #thewelsh #warhost

Welsh Spears

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The Welsh SpearsThe Welsh Spears

I have finished my Welsh Spearmen for my Barons’ War Game and I am really please them. I am loving the way they look and feel different to the English and though there is painfully little in the way of information I have aimed to have a Welsh look to them. To me the one thing I have loved the most is the painting of the “celtic” style Welsh designs on some of the shields.

New Video Uploaded to YouTube about the Welsh

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New Video uploaded to my YouTube channel and this time is is more Welsh Noble Warriors and Slingers for my Barons’ War games.,

I hope you all enjoy this video.

#footsore #fsinspired #thebaronswar #warhost #wargamer #historicalgamer

Welsh Knights and Slingers

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Welsh Knights and SlingersWelsh Knights and Slingers

I have finished my Welsh Knights, with the axes and slingers for my Barons’ War game and I think I am close to 500 points of painted figures now. These are lovely Matthew Bickley sculpts, full of character and lovely poses. I have kept with the a similar them and colours as the Nobles and Bowmen to gave a uniformed feel to the force.

The Welsh look like a very interesting army for The Barons’ War and I am looking to playing them.

Barons' War at Club Nights at Leicester Phat Cats and Geek Villain

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I have a new video uploaded to the YouTubes on my The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​ played at my local gaming Leicester Phat Cats Gaming Club​ and Geek Villain Gaming Club​

I hope you link the video

Club Details

Leicester Phat Cats play on Wednesdays and have a booking system for booking gaming tables.

Leicester Phat Cats Gaming Club

Meet: Wednesday

Where: Woodgate Resources Centre, 36 Woodgate, Leicester LE3 5GE

Cost: £3.00

Time: 7.30 to 10.30

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/Leicesterphatcats

Geek Villain Gaming Group

Meet: Monday Where: Littlethorpe Village Hall, Biddle Road, Littlethorpe, Leicester, LE19 2HE

Cost: £3.50

Time: 7.00 to 10.00

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/268619320751552

 

How I paint my Armour, Oh no I am giving away a secret, lol

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How I paint my Armour, Oh no I am giving away a secret, lol

After being asked how I paint my armour on the UHH by Squirrel Lord and @Sundancer, I thought I would do a quick guide. I have to saying I finding painting armour really interesting because of the reflexes, the different finishes, even the different metals as they all give different affects. But I don’t usually worry about all that but instead aim for something that I am happy with and best brings out the details of the sculpt. A good figure with lovely sculpted details, like Paul Hick’s or Matt Bickley’s are the ones I love the best for the level of detail, nicely between too much and not enough.

So I have do this simple step by step guide to how I paint armour, particular Early Medieval (Dark Age) and Medieval armour.

There is no magic, elves painting them for me, I so there was, it is a straight forward, simple formula that works for me.

All the paints I use for Vallejo Model Colour range, but you can use any paints.

I use the following VMC paints

Black, Gunmetal Blue, Natural Steel and Silver

The Paints I use from Vallejo Model Colour range, Black, Gunmetal Blue, Natural Steel and SilverThe Paints I use from Vallejo Model Colour range, Black, Gunmetal Blue, Natural Steel and Silver
I first paint all the metal areas with VMC Gunmetal Blue. I use a very thin coat so the detail of the zenith underneath shows though a bit.I first paint all the metal areas with VMC Gunmetal Blue. I use a very thin coat so the detail of the zenith underneath shows though a bit.
Next I lightly drybrush VMC Natural Steel over the surface of the metal areas to bring out the details.Next I lightly drybrush VMC Natural Steel over the surface of the metal areas to bring out the details.
I then do a very light drybrush, that kisses the surface of the model, using VMC Silver, to ring out the highlight details. You are looking the edges, raise areas and tops of the helmets, to give that polished, worn look. Trick is to just do the lightest of touches with the drybrushing. In fact you can leave it at this stage if you like but I apply a couple of extra things.I then do a very light drybrush, that kisses the surface of the model, using VMC Silver, to ring out the highlight details. You are looking the edges, raise areas and tops of the helmets, to give that polished, worn look. Trick is to just do the lightest of touches with the drybrushing. In fact you can leave it at this stage if you like but I apply a couple of extra things.
The next stage I wash a mix of VMC Black with the VMC Gunmetal Blue, I use 2 parts Gunmetal Blue to 1 part Black to about 7 parts water. You want this to be very watery so it washes into the recesses and bland all the colours together but not so it hides all your previous work. The good thing is you can play around with the Gunmetal Blue to Black ratio, more blue the bluer it is, more black the dark it will be. Also if you are going after the browny weather protection that was favoured in the ECW and 30YW add 1 part Flat Brown to the mix too. This is finished but I just do one extra stageThe next stage I wash a mix of VMC Black with the VMC Gunmetal Blue, I use 2 parts Gunmetal Blue to 1 part Black to about 7 parts water. You want this to be very watery so it washes into the recesses and bland all the colours together but not so it hides all your previous work. The good thing is you can play around with the Gunmetal Blue to Black ratio, more blue the bluer it is, more black the dark it will be. Also if you are going after the browny weather protection that was favoured in the ECW and 30YW add 1 part Flat Brown to the mix too. This is finished but I just do one extra stage
This is the last stage I do and it is simply a very light drybrush with VMC Silver again to just bring the details out and on the weapons edges I paint a very light edge highlight to them and hard edges on the armour. This is now all done and you see is it rather simple to do :DThis is the last stage I do and it is simply a very light drybrush with VMC Silver again to just bring the details out and on the weapons edges I paint a very light edge highlight to them and hard edges on the armour. This is now all done and you see is it rather simple to do :D

New video on the Welsh Uploaded to YouTube

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I have uploaded a new The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​ video and this time it is about the Welsh Bowmen

I have you enjoying watching the video and if you can, please subscribe to me YouTube Channel, Panzer Kaput, and share this or the video.

Thanks you very much

Welsh Bowmen

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Welsh BowmenWelsh Bowmen

I have finished my Welsh bowmen for my Barons’ War Game and I am very pleased with the results. These are beautiful sculpts from Matt Bickley and represent the famous Welsh Longbows.

There is painfully little information on what they worn and I am gone with natural colours and added a bit of colour by painting the sash in bright colours to represent Celtic plaids and stripes.

New YouTube video about the Welsh

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New Video uploaded to my YouTube channel PanzerKaputt, this time about the start of my new project The Welsh for The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game.
I really hope you like it and if you do please consider subscribing to the channel.

I have started The Welsh

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Gwyrdd Llachar ap Sion Command and his Welsh NoblesGwyrdd Llachar ap Sion Command and his Welsh Nobles

I have finished the fir4st unit for my Welsh and it seems fitting that I start with the commander, Gwyrdd Llachar ap Sion, and his Noble bodyguard. There is painful little information of the medieval Welsh and gone with what information I can find and site like this, Regia Anglorum. I wanted to go for a mix of Celtic and medieval and I unified the unit by the use of Reds, Welsh were known for their red shirts and red cloaks, and green. I have also gone for a dragon motif too for their shields.

New Video uploaded to the Tubes

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I have uploaded a new video about the The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​ which the Barons’ War Facebook Group and Leicester Phat Cats​ demoed at Partizan Wargaming and History​ show on May 22nd 2022.

I hope you like the video.

The Partizan Show and The Barons War

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The Battle of Humerstan and HamiltownThe Battle of Humerstan and Hamiltown

I would like to thanks to for all there help demoing The Barons’ War Game at Partizan Wargaming and History show yesterday, especially The Leicester Phat Cats. It looks like we have made an impression with Mel the The Terrain Tutor too 😃.

Big Thanks goes out to George Asling for the Outremer Fort out and it looks totally amazing and to Mark Farr and Footsore and Warhost for there continuing support and help.

Big Cheer to Laurence J Baldwin and Richard Tyndall for organising the show, what a great success.

Here are some pictures of our game at the show.

The Outremer FortThe Outremer Fort

The Charnwood Protectors Retinue for Partizan

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The Charnwood ProtectorsThe Charnwood Protectors

I have finished my fourth 1000 point force for Sunday’s Barons’ War game at Partizan 2022 at the Newark Showground. These are the Charnwood Protectors centred around the settlement of Charley. I am a little shocked that I can create 4 1000 point forces and still have about 500 points still not used .

272 points – 10 warriors
1x Baron Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Bannerman
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword, Commander, Inspire
9x Foot Knights Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

232 points – 9 warriors
1x Lord Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Pennant, Musician
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword, Commander, Inspire
8x Foot Sergeants Regular
Equipped
Falchion, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Martial Respect

92 points – 4 warriors
4x Mounted Sergeants Regular
Equipped
Spear, Padded, Medium Shield, Horse
Abilities
Martial Respect

144 points – 9 warriors
9x Bowmen Regular
Equipped
Bow
Abilities
Every Bloody Sunday

171 points – 9 warriors
9x Bowmen Veteran
Equipped
Bow
Abilities
Every Bloody Sunday

90 points – 10 warriors
10x Levy Green
Equipped
Hand Weapon
Abilities
Sorry M Lord

The Charnwood ProtectorsThe Charnwood Protectors

Sir Thomas Paget's Retinue for Partizan

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Sir Thomas Paget's RetinueSir Thomas Paget's Retinue

This is the third 1000 point force that I have created for the Partizan Show at the Newark Showground, this Sunday. This is Sir Thomas Paget’s Retinue as he reives his way across the lands.

196 points – 7 warriors
1x Baron Irregular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Bannerman
Abilities
Chivalry, Commander, Inspire
6x Foot Knights Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

136 points – 8 warriors
8x Crossbowmen Regular
Equipped
Crossbow
Abilities

136 points – 8 warriors
8x Foot Sergeants Irregular
Equipped
Spear, Padded, Medium Shield
Abilities
Martial Respect

90 points – 10 warriors
10x Levy Green
Equipped
Hand Weapon
Abilities
Sorry M Lord

227 points – 9 warriors
1x Veteran Sergeant Regular
Equipped
Bill, Mail, Medium Shield, Pennant
Abilities
Martial Respect, Commander, Inspire

8x Foot Sergeants Regular
Equipped
Bill, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Martial Respect

216 points – 9 warriors
9x Foot Knights Regular
Equipped
Two Handed Weapon, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

Sir Thomas Paget's RetinueSir Thomas Paget's Retinue

Sir Robert Hotoft's Humerstane Retinue for Partizan

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Sir Robert Hotoft's Humerstane RetinueSir Robert Hotoft's Humerstane Retinue

I have created my second 1000 point force for Partizan 2022, on this Sunday at the Newark Showground and our Barons’ War: Game. This is Sir Robert Hotoft’s, Humerstane Retinue and Anthony I hope you like the look of your guys?

224 points – 8 warriors
1x Baron Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Bannerman
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword, Commander, Inspire
7x Foot Knights Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

162 points – 6 warriors
6x Mounted Knights Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Barded Horse
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

126 points – 6 warriors
6x Foot Sergeants Regular
Equipped
Spear, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Martial Respect

181 points – 7 warriors
1x Veteran Sergeant Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Pennant
Abilities
Martial Respect, Commander, Inspire
6x Foot Sergeants Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Martial Respect

112 points – 8 warriors
8x Crossbowmen Irregular
Equipped
Crossbow
Abilities

100 points – 10 warriors
10x Levy Green
Equipped
Hand Weapon, Sling
Abilities
Sorry M Lord

Sir Robert Hotoft's Humerstane RetinueSir Robert Hotoft's Humerstane Retinue

St Marys' de Pratis Force for Partizan

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St Marys' de PratisSt Marys' de Pratis

The first of the 1000 point retinue from St Mary’s de Pratis and Abbot William Pepyn. With God on there side and some armoured back up the first is done, ready for Partizan 2022, this Sunday at the Newark Showground. Hope you like them?

221 points – 7 warriors
1x Mounted Baron Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Barded Horse, Bannerman
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword, Commander, Inspire
6x Mounted Knights Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Barded Horse
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

192 points – 8 warriors
8x Foot Knights Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

212 points – 8 warriors
1x Lord Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield, Pennant
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword, Commander, Inspire

7x Foot Knights Regular
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

108 points – 9 warriors
9x Militant Monks Green
Equipped
Hand Weapon, Spear, Small Shield
Abilities
God Protects

140 points – 10 warriors
10x Militant Monks Irregular
Equipped
Hand Weapon, Small Shield
Abilities
God Protects

128 points – 8 warriors
8x Bowmen Regular
Equipped
Bow
Abilities
Every Bloody Sunday

St Marys' de Pratis St Marys' de Pratis

New Barons War Video uploaded to YouTube

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I have uploaded a new video about my The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game project.

I hope you enjoy the video and if you can please click Like and Subscribe.

I am running a game at Partizan 2022, on Sunday 22nd May. Free you are going please come on over have a look at the game and say Hi

Thanks

Some More Local Knights, Sir John Hazelrigge, Sir Thomas Paget & Sir Edward Pochin

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Sir John Hazelrigge, Sir Thomas Paget and Sir Edward PochinSir John Hazelrigge, Sir Thomas Paget and Sir Edward Pochin

I have finished the special character figures from The Barons’ War range from Footsore, them being Guillaume II des Barres and William Marshal from the Gutted at Gaillard – Character Set.

But I have painted them as two local knights, Sir John Hazelrigge, in the green and white and Sir Thomas Paget in the blue and yellow. Also I have painted the monthly special figure, William of Ypres as Sir Edward Pochin of Barkby, with the red shield.

I have really enjoyed painting these and have finished all the Barons’ War figures I have, for the time being, but next is the Welsh for the Barons’ War. #thebaronswar #warhost #fsinspired

New Video Uploaded to YouTube, Barricades and Ruins

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I have uploaded a new The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​ video to my YouTube Channel.

This time the video is about the newly painted Ruined Hovels and Barricades from Warhost via Footsore Miniatures & Games​

I hope you enjoy it

 

More Terrain for Barons' War, Ruined Hovels and Barricades

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Man the BarricadesMan the Barricades

I have finished the ruined hovels and barricades from Footsore’s Barons’ War range and I am very pleased with them. They are beautifully detailed and have so many points of interest that they are a dream to paint. It is nice to see a set of ruined buildings, that are the same buildings that Footsore do, as it means you can have some creative scenarios where you destroy the buildings during the game and replace them with these. All in all very nice and I love them.

These are very useful not just for the Barons’ War but also for other periods, games and settings too like Moonstone, Burrows and Badgers, Border Reivers, Late Medieval, Blood and Plunder, Donnybrook, etc. I cannot wait to get these on the table for Partizan 2022 at the Newark Showground, UK on 22/05/22 as I think they will finish the table off well.

How I painted the wood effect  I used Vallejo Model Colour German Grey as the base, then drybrush of VMC German Camo Mid Brown, I lighter drybrush of VMC Medium Grey and a lighter still drybrush of VMC Pale Sand. Then I washed VMC German Grey over it.

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