|Some of my Wars of the Roses looking for a battle they haven't yet fought|
Battle of Gelt beck 1571- in Cumbria Leannard Dacres Rising.
Wagon Box Fight- Plains wars - can't recall the date,
Battle of Dranesville- ACW- I've done this as a demo way way back
Big Bethel- another small ACW action
Lincelles- 1792 Flanders Campaign - Its on the Grenadier Guards Colours
Battle of Muret- Albignsian Crusade 1215 ish
Battle of Shrewsbury 1402- Not sure about this one- I know I've refought it at least once and I seem to recal it may have appeared in PW .
Cravant- later Hundred years War. Though I have seen it as a demo By the Land L soc I think
Agincourt- has this ever appeared I don't know I can't recall it ever doing so .
Nicopolis- 1396 ish
Crossbarry and Kilmichael- 2 actions of the Irish War of Independence
Piltown- Ireland Wars of the Roses
Knockdoe- also Ireland 1502 ish
Ancrum Moor 1547- surely a must for Scottish gamers - ya beat the Basta' English !
Most of the battles of Tyrones rebellion- or Nine years War- Elizebethan Ireland though the last battle Kinsale may have appeared..
Palo Alto - Mex- Am War
San Jacinto Tex- Mex
Goliad Tex Mex
Megray Hill - 1639 Bishops War - well ECW in Scotland then
There are also buckets of small ECW battles- eminently fightable- how about the Battle of Surbiton for one. or Wigan lane or Corbridge or Tadcaster- which I've seen done as a demo game.
Battle of Mentana 186- something Palpal forces and French troops defeat Garabaldi
There was a lot of fighting in 1848-9 in Northen Italy and Hungary between the Austrians and everyone else- and unusally for the 19th century the Austrians won
I'm not altogether convinced that any of the major HYW set pieces have appeared though doubtless some have. I'm deliberaterly NOT referring to any books or journals the whole point of this is to do it from memeory. I suspect that with the current primacy of Idiot books and Gamin' Innit then actual battles are of less interest than they used to be.After all these days it has to be a "good Game"- whatever that means- but surely thats the job of the Umpire/Gamesmaster or whoever organises it.
What surprises me these days is the narrowness of historical span . There really does seem to have been a narrowing of interest in some respects as regards magazine articles and books . I have no idea why this should be as . I still sell stuff in all sorts of periods I'm beginning seriously to think that there really is a diversion between the Grass roots who buy the stuff and the "names" who publish the showing off books . I wonder if "Been there, Done that" is having an effect-can't see why or there wouldn't be the endless stream WW2 stuff out there.
Perhaps other chaps can add to this list.
|40mm Zulu War Brits- but equally they could fight the Xhosa a year or two earlier but would anyone notice...|