Sunday, 16 September 2012

Scottorum Malleus, the armies muster.

The period in history that Scottorum Malleus covers is the Medieval period but more specifically as the cover says '1066-1337', but in his introduction Dan Mersey says 'players should feel free to stretch this period to suit their own interests'. So with this in mind Ive gone to the very end of the Hundred Years War :-) circa 1453(ish)the English are on the back foot and the French have got their tails up. As I said in a previous post at the moment Dan Mersey hasn't put up any army lists or as yet a points system so using other lists, some historical tooting and of course Steven's of the Dalauppror Blog, points cost list which he kindly posted as a comment on the previous post.
First up the English, plenty of them but not a lot of quality:-

  • 1 x Mounted Knight (Generals unit)
  • 1 x Mounted Sergeants
  • 3 x Longbow (Missile Foot)
  • 3 x Billmen (Fierce Foot)
  • 1 x Levied Foot (Common foot) Ive upgraded these to common from Levied.
Next the French with the advantage in quality if not numbers:-
  • 2 x Mounted Knights (inc Generals unit)
  • 1 x Dismounted Knight
  • 1 x Crossbow (Missile Foot)
  • 1 x Ordnance Archers (Missile Foot)
  • 1 x French Inf (Common Foot)
  • 1 x Scots Spear (common Foot)
  Here's some photos of the Armies mustering using the basing as described in the previous post.The figures are from Pendraken late Medieval ranges with the odd Irregular peasant. The English sallying fourth from a walled town or city, then the French, Camped in the countryside of northern France awaiting the English folly.

10 comments:

  1. I think they look quite smart on the field and with those tents in the background. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Anne, 10mm keeps the lead mountain more like a hillock :-)

      Jason

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  2. 2 very nice looking armies! Where do the tents come from?

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    1. Thanks Ray,

      The tents are from Pendraken, Magister Militum.

      Jason.

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  3. Very good looking armys Jason !

    I hope the point cost list was of any help.

    Looking forward to the first AAR:)

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Hi Michael,
      Yes thanks they where a great help, sorry I got your name wrong in the post not sure how that happened. :-)

      Jason.

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  4. I'll be interested to see the battle-report, especially how long the game takes to play. I quite like the units, but to me the armies feel pretty small. I like 10mm for the grand scale so ideally I'd be looking to play games with at least twice the figure count you've got there. Taking it that this is a small test match-up rather than a representative game?

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  5. Hi Simon,
    At the moment I'm keeping the armies fairly small while I give them a go, That said Dan Mersey in the book says he'd like to keep the game so it can be played twice in an evening, around 10/12 units so I suspect not much bigger than the English army here. Although looking at the rules they could be use with any size of army. Have you got a copy? why not try with really large armies and post how you get on
    :-)

    Jason.

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  6. Looking good Jason, i have a plan for those 10mm you sent me now, as if i need an excuse to start another project.....

    Steve.

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    1. Thanks, as for your plan how many is on the list now? :-) I've have a painting urge/idea that I'm toying with as well at the moment.

      Jason.

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