Friday, March 20, 2015


I was away at the weekend at Kirriemuir in Angus for a 28mm War of the Roses event.  Over the 2 days 14 gamers attended.  The concept which was based on the classic game Kingmaker was developed by Steve Rimmer who also supplied the figures and the bulk of the terrain.  The figures were all beautifully painted by James Roach.

Forces engaging around Chester - in distance the northern table
The terrain was made up of 4 18ft by 6ft tables representing all of England plus smaller tables to represent Calais, Dublin and sections of the North Sea.

York and area - in the distance the Isle of Man
I played the Lancastrian Beaufort Admiral of England and started with 2 subordinate commanders and my other 3 subordinates were all activated during the game.  I managed to eliminate 2 of the Yorkist heirs and after 2 days of play I won the game largely by surviving, not losing many troops and holding onto the 2 towns that I captured.  At one point Beaufort was in a dangerous situation near London facing numerous Yorkists but luckily he and his command were called away to Pevensey Castle leaving De Vere to face them alone.

The long running slaughter of Swansea
It was a truly enjoyable weekend and the rules developed by Steve Rimmer worked well and were easily picked up by all the players.   My thanks to Steve who acted as the hard working umpire and provided the inspiration, organisation and resources for the very enjoyable game.

Struggle between the forces of Durham and Berwick
All my photos with brief descriptions are on Flickr at

Northern naval forces

James has written a report on his blo below which has good views of the overall setup


  1. That plug is worth a pint but, being a Yorkshireman, you'll have to see me first.

    Great game, great company, see you at claymore if not before.

    Very Best Regards,


  2. That is indeed an epic sized game!


  3. Lovely game Bill- saw some pics on Olincanlads blog earlier- still, I can't believe everyone got into Late Medieval gaming after we moved from Edinburgh! LOL :>)


    1. We have not gone Medieval as it is all one persons collection. However I am playing another War of the Roses game in 4 weeks - watch out for that report.

  4. Wow! looks awesome and sounds fantastic Bill!