Monday, 7 September 2015

The Bodkins First Outing at The Other Partizan: Berne, Baby Berne!

I was about five or ten minutes late and had to rush through to the front of the Que past lots of cross looking wargamers to get into the hall on time for the start of the game. What a sight there was to behold! I knew that a Swiss Burgundian affair with it's massed Swiss pikes and supporting troops scraping with the exquisitely decked out Burgundian army of Charles the Bold was going to be a great beautiful looking game but nothing could have prepared me for the sight that was to greet me as I walked up to the game!

For once I don't really feel like I have to say very much at all, the images will do all the talking for me. I would like to heartily thank Dave Andrews, David Imrie and Simon Chick for painting up such beautiful looking armies! To say they were beautifully painted is in fact to do them an injustice and no images of the mini's will ever capture the magic of actually seeing them in the flesh! I'd also ;like to thank Jack Glanville who kept us straight on the rules- we would have been somewhat lost without him as David and I seem to have collectively forgotten how to play a rule set that we played quite a lot of when I was at the Edinburgh club a few years ago.

This was The Bodkins first outing and the Berne, Baby Berne did not disappoint! The next game we will be showcasing will not be revealed until very near the time but it is scheduled for Partizan in it's new premises next year.

Now then, onto the lusciousness that was the game:















































I think that's enough eye candy to be going on with for now! Tomorrow there will be more from Partizan.

Bye for now.

12 comments:

  1. Disco inferno. Amazing. I may retire and take up knitting

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  2. Crikey!!! That's so good it's beyond words... Although "awesome" and "sumptuous" would be a good start.
    Well done indeed.
    Matt

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    1. You had to see it in person- it looked even better!

      Darrell.

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  3. Hell yeah. That is something special!

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  4. It is just silly how great that game looks! As an overall spectacle it is breathtaking but the vignettes and details within it are equally eye catching. Inspiring :)

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    1. Yep, it was a bit of a masterpiece.

      Darrell.

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  5. Also can I ask? Where do the component parts come from for the fortified church/convent? Lovely buildings and walls. Thanks.

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    1. I actually don't know. If Simon hasn't read this I'll e-mail him and ask but I suspect that it was scratch built by a model maker he knows,

      Darrell.

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