The Independent Wargames Group.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices, ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide. The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on, and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Friday 12 February 2021
In nearing completion of this lttle project. I have really enjoyed the painting exercise although some of the figure painting was marred by having to stand as opposed to sitting. Not recommended. The first images are Kildare's completed ward, minus Kildare which I havent started painting yet. In reality he never left Ireland and sent his brother across instead where he was killed at Stoke Field along with the kern and gallowglass. The Irish who werent killed on the battlefield were hung when captured. Strange how we seemed to do that regularly.
I had another large Marcus Hinton figure going spare so painted him up as a standard bearer.
A review of the army minus the cavalry which aren't completed yet. Considering Andy Callan recommends a 100 point battle as the norm, I overdid the whole thing. Still one cant change the habit of a lifetime. It does mean John and I can use them for Pike and Shotte as well.
Many years ago I had some lovely medieval tents created by Hales Models, like most things I sold them and regretted it later. I have managed to locate something similar but not as detailed. The one in the background is the first of what will be the camp.
A lot of the armies during the wars were classed as a levy. This is the first one made up of various archer figures. I couldn't help myself by giving them a fairly uniform look. Its my OCD I think.
So a very pleasant painting interlude albeit a tad expensive, stil it has kept my mind off the Covid bollocks.