Saturday 23 April 2016 saw Wargames Illustrated in the company of the Perrys at the RAGE wargames event, Royal Armouries in Leeds.
The backstory to the event was the unveiling of the Agincourt Diorama which had been commissioned by the Royal Armouries, constructed by TM Terrain and populated by Perry Miniature’s 28mm figures. The diorama had been on display at The Tower of London, but has now been moved to its permanent home in Leeds.
Wargames clubs from across the area attended the well organised event, many of whom put on participation games that Armouries attendees eagerly joined in with.
Our photos focus on the two ‘eye-candy’ games at the event; our own Cheauchee scenario and a Battle of Agincourt game by Simon Chick and friends.
For more on our Chevauchee game see the June issue of the magazine. For more on the Agincourt diorama – WI Prime members search for ‘Agincourt’ in The Vault. For more on the whole event Prime members look out for a video coming your way soon.
The gaggle of games
A shameless plug for the magazine that featured the Agincourt diorama article, plus our game beyond
Our chevauchée table
The French prepare to defend their castle from the chevauchée-ing English attackers
The English (foreground) prepare to advance
The two most popular questions of the day were…
“Where can I buy the castle?”And “what’s that covering on the terrain boards?”
The castle was scratch built by Michael Perry…
… about 25 years ago
… and the covering on the boards is towelling…
made by Dave Andrews…
… of Games Workshop and Great War Miniatures fame
The figures are all Perry Miniatures….
… metal and plastic from their Hundred Years War range
For more on this game see the June issue of Wargames Illustrated
Some incidental shots from around the Armouries –
The famous ‘Siborne’ Waterloo model
The striking Battle of Pavia life size diorama
Battle of Pavia life size diorama again
The War Gallery
The Agincourt (Wargame) Diorama
Constructed by TM Terrain* and populated by Perry Miniatures. * That men gets everywhere (David Marshall/ TM Terrain) – his terrain also won ‘Best of show’ at Salute this year!
Simon Chick’s Battle of Agincourt table
Simon and friends played out the battle using the Hail Caesar rules
The game’s scenario was based on the theoretical French battle plan
The French battle standard – The Oriflamme
French men-at-arms are driven back
The English camp
More English, and Welsh, bowmen
A French advance under Marshal Boucicaut