|Royalist foot hold the farm|
|Parliamentarian foot begin their assault|
|Royalist foot hold of the Scots|
Next up I had a game at a guest at the Border Reiver club near Stannington. Dave put on a French Revolutionary game with his lovely figures using General de Brigade rules. Never played these rules before or no much about the period so was perfect to take command of a large force of raw Frenchmen. To say it ended in a shambles is an understatement. My infantry assaults were continually repulsed and the french cavalry was put to flight against their Austrian counterparts. Still an enjoyable game against some friendly chaps.
|French infantry storm through the vineyard|
|Austrian Grenzer hold off repeated attacks|
|Austrian Hussars on the rampage|
Not quite wargame related, I have had to spend a considerable amount of energy keeping my daughter entertained. This include a nice trip up to Warkworth and a look around the castle. Warkworth was built around 1380 for the first earl of Northumberland. That is one of the beauties of living up north, we have castles, roman walls, manor houses, Pele towers etc all over the place and usually right on the doorstep.
|View from the Gatehouse of the keep and Lions tower to the left.|
|Gray Mare's Tail Tower and outer wall|
And finally I had the celebrations for my 40th birthday (boy do I feel old now). Though on the bright side, I did get a new Blackberry Playbook and some Athenian Hoplites from Victrix. Bit of a clue to my current painting commitments with pictures to follow in the next couple of days.