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Tag Archives: longsword
Alternative history campaigns, battles and backgrounds have always held an interest for both war gamers and historians, it’s the question, What If? Such as what would have happened during World War 2 if Hitler had invaded Britain?
The practice of duelling was at its peak during the 11th to 20th centuries and involved two people engaging in combat with either sword or pistol in later centuries. Today we have a sort of romantic notion regarding duels, as … Continue reading
So a new year has rolled in and 2011 looks to be an interesting year. We have a VAT rise, going up to 20% here in the UK, how this will affect the hobby remains to be seen. GW has … Continue reading
The battle of Stoke Field was fought on the morning of the 16th June 1487. Its considered to be the last major battle of the War of the Roses. It was also the last engagement in which a Lancastrian King would … Continue reading
Here are some videos that may be of interest;
I came across this video on You Tube, an interesting insight on how effective plate armour is against the longbow.
The true site of one of the most decisive battles in English history has been revealed.Bosworth, fought in 1485, which saw the death of Richard III, was believed to have taken place on Ambion Hill, near Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire. … Continue reading
This article is going to investigate the possibility there was trade with the continent prior to the Roman invasion and any evidence that may indicate this. There was considerable amount of contact and trade with continent in Iron Age Britain from the 7th … Continue reading
Well I received 2 boxes of Perry’s War of the Roses miniatures, along with Foundry’s Medieval rule book. So as I now need to do some research on the subject to help build my army, and decide which faction to … Continue reading
Medieval Longsword The Medieval longsword, “langenschwert,” or “spada a due mani,” was a specialized form of the “knightly” cruciform sword that developed in the early 13th century. Although initially developed to combat reinforced mail armour, by the mid-15th century, the … Continue reading