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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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A Full Charge of Knights

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All my KnightsAll my Knights

I have surprised myself with the number of Mounted Knights I have for my Barons’ War, Medieval Skirmish Game. This does not include the mounted sergeants I have for my Milites Christi’s and my Welsh, plus a couple of characters. I totalled this force up, though it is not a legal force, no greens, well you cannot have green knights or sergeants, they are 1200points of them.

God, I love these Paul Hicks sculpts and Footsore Miniatures & Games for producing them.

#thebaronswar #fsinspired #warhost #footsore #historicalgamer

Knights of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, New Video

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Knights of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, New Video

I have not done a video for a while, and I have uploaded new one about my Outremer Bannerman and Knight for my The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​

I hope you enjoy the video and if you do, please like and subscribe.

Thats for watching

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New Crusaders

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The kingdom of JesusalemThe kingdom of Jesusalem

I have finished two special characters for my crusader force and I’m jolly pleased with Brother Andrew and Brother George. These both are special, limited-edition figures, the knight with the banner is Footsore’s special figure for shows and events and the other figure is actually based on one of the guys who wrote Barons War, was a giveaway figure this year and I have done a simple weapon swap from a two-handed Falchion to a Great Axe.  They are both amazing sculpts by Paul Hicks, so full of character.

I have gone for a blue tunic colour based of the Knights of the Kingdom of Jerusalem as seen in the film Kingdom of Heaven, watch the Directors Edition not the normal one and I love the film. I have lightened the blue for the film to a more sky-blue colour and add the yellow Jerusalem Cross. I have reserved the colours for the shield to add some contrast along with the yellow trim. These are the test figures for my Outremer force once it arrives.

New Video Upload for St Mary de Pratis

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I have uploaded another video about The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​ to my YouTube channel PanzerKaputs’ Painting School for Scoundrels.

This time the video is of my full Abbot William Pepyn’s force of the Abbey of St Mary de Pratis

I hope you like the video and if you do can you please click like and share if you can.

#thebaronswar #stmarydepratis #warhost #footsore #fsinspired #historicalgamer #wargamer #conquestgames #fireforgegames

The Full St Mary de Pratis Force

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The Full St Mary de Pratis Force The Full St Mary de Pratis Force

Oh my God I think I might have gone a little over the top on my Milites Christi force for my Barons’ War Game and I have worked out that my force is at least 1457 before I add abilities.

I think Mark Farr, the owner of Footsore was right and I have to remember this is a skirmish game and not a full scale army, lol.

But there are only 72 models in this force 😮

So here is the full list
Retinue points: 1457 / 1500

238 points – 8 warriors
1x Mounted Baron Regular
Equipped
Mace, Mail, Medium Shield, Barded Horse, Bannerman, Priest
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword, Commander, Inspire
7x Mounted Sergeants Regular
Equipped
Mace, Mail, Medium Shield, Horse
Abilities
Martial Respect

145 points – 6 warriors
1x Veteran Sergeant Regular
Equipped
Mace, Mail, Medium Shield, Priest
Abilities
Martial Respect, Commander, Inspire
5x Foot Sergeants Regular
Equipped
Spear, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Martial Respect

96 points – 6 warriors
6x Bowmen Regular
Equipped
Bow
Abilities
Every Bloody Sunday

96 points – 6 warriors
6x Spearmen Regular
Equipped
Spear
Abilities
Brace

156 points – 13 warriors
13x Militant Monks Green
Equipped
Spear, Small Shield
Abilities
God Protects

252 points – 14 warriors
14x Militant Monks Regular
Equipped
Hand Weapon, Medium Shield
Abilities
God Protects

126 points – 7 warriors
7x Militant Monks Regular
Equipped
Two Handed Weapon
Abilities
God Protects

348 points – 12 warriors
1x Lord Veteran
Equipped
Mace, Mail, Medium Shield, Pennant, Priest
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword, Commander, Inspire
11x Foot Knights Veteran
Equipped
Sword, Mail, Medium Shield
Abilities
Chivalry, Live By The Sword

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New Video about Mounted Sergeants of St Mary de pratis

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New Video about Mounted Sergeants of St Mary de pratis

I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel PanzerKaput’s Painting School for Scoundrels.

This video is about my newly finished Mounted Sergeants for my St Mart de Pratis force for The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​

I hope you enjoy it 😀

#thebaronswar #warhost #conquestgames #fireforgegame #historicalgamer #wargamer

Mounted Sergeants for St Mary de Pratis

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Mounted Sergeants for St Mary de PratisMounted Sergeants for St Mary de Pratis

My latest units for my Barons’ War: project is completed and I have finished two units of mounted sergeants, one with hand weapons and one with spear for my Milites Christi of St Mary de Pratis.

They are not my normal lovely metal figures from Footsore and sculpted by Paul Hicks but rather plastics from Conquest Games, hand weapons and Fireforge Games, spears.

The buildings are from Warhost as STLs and Footsore are physical miniatures.

The banner has been created by me based on an 13th century illustration.

#thebaronswar #warhost #conquestgames #fireforgegame #historicalgamer #wargamer #stmarydepratis

New Video on the Welsh Horse and more English Sergeants Uploaded

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New Video on the Welsh Horse and more English Sergeants Uploaded

I have uploaded a new YouTube video to my channel, PanzerKaput’s Painting School for Scoundrels.

This video is about the Welsh Horse and More Mounted Sergeants for my Barons War Games.

I hope you enjoy the video.

#thebaronswar #historicalgamer #fsinspired #thewelsh #warhost #wargamer #footsore #fireforgegame #fogou #nowarhammer

New Video on the Welsh Horse and more English Sergeants Uploaded

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I have uploaded a new YouTube video to my channel, PanzerKaput’s Painting School for Scoundrels.

This video is about the Welsh Horse and More Mounted Sergeants for my Barons War Games.

I hope you enjoy the video.

#thebaronswar #historicalgamer #fsinspired #thewelsh #warhost #wargamer #footsore #fireforgegame #fogou #nowarhammer

Welsh Horse and more Mounted Sergeants

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Welsh Horse and Mounted Sergeants with CrossbowsWelsh Horse and Mounted Sergeants with Crossbows

I have finished my Welsh horse for my Barons’ War game along with some English mounted Sergeants.

I really love the Welsh from Footsore sculpts, they are full of character and poise and only realise I need more of them, lol.

The mounted Sergeants with crossbows are from Fireforge Games and are serviceable but in my opinion lack character or something.

Come Andy Hobday and Paul Hicks, I need some mounted sergeants with crossbows, lol.

I hope you like this offering from me 😃.

#thebaronswar #historicalgamer #fsinspired #thewelsh #warhost #wargamer #footsore #fireforgegame #fogou

Narrowed Down to Six

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Yes I have got the banners narrowed down to 6, but which one?

I have changed the banner a little as it looked a little too Orthodox, with the Chi and the style of cross but also with the red colour too. So I have changed the banner to a cream or black one and also have changed the font to a less modern looking one.

What do you think, which one should it be? cream background or black, with text or not?

A Banner for St Mary de Pratis Abbey

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The Original 13th Century ArtworkThe Original 13th Century Artwork

I have created a banner for my Milites Christi of St Mary de Pratis Abbey for my Barons’ War Game.

I actually know that they didnt have a banner, let alone a battle banner but I wanted something to make them stand up.

So I have based the banner of a 13th century artwork of St Mary and the devil and here it is.

What do you think and which one is best?

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New Video Uploaded to YouTube about Brian Boru

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I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel, PanzerKaput’s Painting School for Scoundrels.

This time the vide is about Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, Brain Boru, for use in my The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​ Conquest.

I hope you enjoy the video and if you do please click like and subscribe

#thebaronswar #historicalgamer #fsinspired #wargamer #footsore #Brainboru

Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig

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Brian Bóruma mac CennétigBrian Bóruma mac Cennétig

Brian Boru (Middle Irish: Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig; modern Irish Brian Bóramhac. 941 – 23 April 1014) was an Irish king who ended the domination of the High Kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill and probably ended Viking invasion/domination of Ireland. Brian built on the achievements of his father, Cennétig mac Lorcain, and especially his elder brother, Mathgamain. Brian first made himself king of Munster, then subjugated Leinster, eventually becoming High King of Ireland. He was the founder of the O’Brien dynasty, and is widely regarded as one of the most successful and unifying monarchs in medieval Ireland.

With a population of under 500,000 people, Ireland had over 150 kings, with greater or lesser domains. The Uí Néill king Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, abandoned by his northern kinsmen of the Cenél nEógain and Cenél Conaill, acknowledged Brian as High King at Athlone in 1002. In the decade that followed, Brian campaigned against the northern Uí Néill, who refused to accept his claims, against Leinster, where resistance was frequent, and against the Norse-Gaelic Kingdom of Dublin. Brian was described in the Annals of Ulster as ardrí Gaidhel Erenn & Gall & Bretan, August iartair tuaiscirt Eorpa uile (High King of the Gaels of Ireland and the Norse foreigners and the Britons, Augustus of all north-western Europe), the only Irish king to receive that distinction in the annals.

Brian’s hard-won authority was seriously challenged in 1013 when his ally Máel Sechnaill was attacked by the Cenél nEógain king Flaithbertach Ua Néill, with the Ulstermen as his allies. This was followed by further attacks on Máel Sechnaill by the Germanic Norsemen of Dublin under their Norse king Sigtrygg Silkbeard and the Leinstermen led by Máel Mórda mac Murchada. Brian campaigned against these enemies in 1013. In 1014, Brian’s armies confronted the armies of Leinster and Dublin. The resulting Battle of Clontarf saw Brian killed, his army nonetheless victorious against the Leinstermen and Norsemen. The battle is widely lauded as a pivotal moment in Irish history, and is well known in popular memory.

Brian was well regarded by contemporary chroniclers. The Norse-Gaels and Scandinavians also produced works mentioning Brian, including Njal’s Saga, the Orkneyinga Saga, and the now-lost Brian’s Saga. Brian’s war against Máel Mórda and Sigtrygg was to be inextricably connected with his complicated marital relations, in particular his marriage to Gormlaith, Máel Mórda’s sister and Sigtrygg’s mother, who had been in turn the wife of Amlaíb Cuarán, king of Dublin and York, then of Máel Sechnaill, and finally of Brian himself.

New Video about my St Mary de Pratis force is Uploaded to You Tube

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I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel and this time it is my full 500 point force of Milites Christi from Footsore Miniatures & Games The Barons’ War – 500pt ‘Monks’ Retinue, https://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/…/copy-of-barons-war…

I have tried to keep the colours the same or linked through the force to give it that uniformed feel.

I hope you enjoy the video

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

My Completed 500 points Monk Force

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The Forces of St Mary de PratisThe Forces of St Mary de Pratis

Here is my finished Footsore’s 500pts Monk Retinue Deal for The Barons’ War: Game. I have painted them to be fielded as part of the St Mary de Pratis Abby force and also to be used on its own.

I think the whole force looks good together and the they will look good for the Outremer too.

The deal for the force is linked here

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

New Video Uploaded to YouTube about My Knights of St Mary de Pratis

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I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel PanzerKaput’s Painting School of Scoundrels.

The video is about my Knight protectors of St Mary de Pratis Abbey for my The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game

I hope you like the video.

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

Knights of St Mary de Pratis Abbey

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The Knights of the AbbeyThe Knights of the Abbey

I have finished the last of my units for the St Mary de Pratis force for my Barons’ War Game and these are the knights protectors of the Abbey.

I have used the similar colour scheme of the Milites Christi to use the whole force a unified feel. I have again hand painted the shields when some of the having painting of St Mary on their shields.

I love the one of St Mary punching a devil which is based on an actual 13th century painting.

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

New Barons War Video to YouTube about St Mary de Pratis' Spears and Bows

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New Baron’s War Video uploaded to my YouTube channel, PanzerKaput’s Painting School for Scoundrels.

This time the new is about the Spearmen and Bowmen for my St Mary de Pratis force for my The Barons’ War: A Medieval Skirmish Game​

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

#thebaronswar #historicalgamer #fsinspired #stmarydepratis #warhost #wargamer #footsore #nowarhammer

Spears and Bows of St Mary's de Pratis

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Spears and Bows of St Mary de PratisSpears and Bows of St Mary de Pratis

I have finished my Spears and Bowmen for my St Mary de Pratis and these are the support troops for the Milites Christi for my Barons’ War Game. I have painted these using the same colours of the monks so this force has a uniformed look. I love these the muted colours on these and cannot wait to try these up.

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