What follows is almost certainly one of the oddest of all my posts in the nearly two decade of my blogging activity! That of the Partizan show last weekend, which I could not make! Definitely up there for one of the most offbeat, even bizarre posts!
These pictures were sent to me from a friend, Steve Maher, who knowing that it was impossible for me to make it down to Partizan due to Covid kindly offered to take some pictures of the Bodkin's Crecy game. The Bodkins, who consist of David Imrie, Dave Andrews, Matthew Bickley and Simon Chick are renown for putting on Late Medieval games of a very high standard. Anyone who regularly frequents Partizan will almost certainly be familiar with their superbly painted and presented games.
The game was played using David Imrie's up and coming Claymore Castings Hundred Years War rules. The more I have gleaned about the rules the more they are looking like the golden rules for the Hundred Years War which I have been seeking out for the last two decades! I have over the years, tried many rulesets and they all seemed to have something fundamental missing when it came to the effect of "English" archery. If I had to pick one outstanding wargaming passion of mine it the Hundred Years War would be number one so it was a little painful not to be able to travel down and see the game for myself but, hey, I had to put my health first!
I have asked David to write a few words about the game before presenting the pictures to you.