Monday, 13 May 2013

15mm "Battle of the Boyne" refight for Broadside 2013 teaser or changing history!

The Battle of the Boyne was fought in 1690 between two claimants of the Irish, Scottish and English thrones, the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William across the river Boyne near Drogheda in the Republic of Ireland (not called that back then) which is situated on the east coast of Ireland. The battle, won by William, was a turning point in James' unsuccessful attempt to regain the crown and ultimately helped ensure the continuation of Protestant ascendancy in Ireland!

The Rejects met up yesterday for a refight of this battle which will be our demonstration game at Broadside 2013 on the 9th of June, myself, Smithy and Surjit played the Catholic forces with Lee, John and Dave played William's forces, the game was umpired by Ray (whose figures we were using) and using Beneath the Lily Banner rules.

I won't go too much into the battle as Ray is being very secret squirrel and is only allowing one picture per Reject blog, the forces are accurate (2 to 1 in Williams favour) and the Catholics forces are meant to lose as history dictates but yesterday we gave history a kicking with the aid of some biased dice gods.

We surprised Ray, ourselves and the Williamite forces, ultimately we would lose but on our terms.........


The town of Oldbridge (scratchbulit by Ray) which no longer exists and on the day only lasted 20 minutes under Dutch Blue Guards assault but on our day lasted a lot longer! The Guards can be just seen advancing.............

To see more you will have to go to Broadside 2013 and to read more of the battle you can go here.


.......and swearing at work explained!





63 comments:

  1. You certainly DID surprise me with the result!

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  2. It was a good game, and as you accurately put it "we gave history a kicking". Lol. It just shows that no matter how you 'manipulate' the rules having a randomised element (dice rolling) can produce some interesting results!

    btw love the swearing at work guide, I've already printed it out and put it on the staff noticeboard!

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  3. Oh, and for another teaser picture of the game look here.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing it all at Broadside!

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  5. Sounds good, Look forward to seeing the post-Broadside photo's :D

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  6. 14: Try saying "This appears not to be working. "
    Instead of: "The F**king F**k is Abso-F**kin'-Lutely F**kin' F**ked!"

    I look forward to seeing you all and the game at Broadside!

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  7. Maybe we should call you guys 'Posties teasers'....lol good stuff look forward to the AARs

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  8. Here's to another historical reverse on the day!

    15. Try saying "This proposal looks very interesting. Whose idea was it?"
    Instead of "What f***ing f***wit came up with this f***ing pile of sh***?!"

    See you all in June

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  9. That is probably the main downside of playing games based on historical events. History doesn't always win out in the end. It's also one of the fun things though.

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  10. Always like it when historical wargame recreations go against history. Just watched the episode on the Battle of the Boyne on discovery Channel, part of the greatest battles series. Not a major period of history i am familiar with (17th Century stops for me at end of the Civil War) but now one I will be paying more attention to.

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    1. I knew little myself of the period except for this Irish battle!

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  11. Hope we get more pictures after Broadside.
    The cussing at work is funny. Here in the South, we have a saying - "Bless his heart" which is followed by the unspoken phrase "the stupid ___."

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  12. Ha! the swearing one was great

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  13. I should borrow that swearing sheet for my workplace--though I probably need it more than my staff.

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  14. This isn't fair, I want to know what happened now. That bloody fecking Rousell is a weasley c**t for making me go from blog to blog to find out the ending. Or should I say. Dag nabbit, I do wish that lovely gentleman Ray would have allowed you to post the game in it's entirety here. I'll have a jolly good time hopping from blog to blog today.

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  15. Very very nice Mr Fran! Looking forward to more!

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  16. Damn Ray and his censorship ministry!

    Nice post Fran.

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  17. Goooo Catholics! I liked the picture of Oldbridge.

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    1. It was a good model, I helped Ray with the making of it!

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    2. YOU LYING BASTARD! YOU WAS IN THE ROOM, BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT!!!!!

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    3. I refer Mr Roussell to the document posted by Mr Lee regarding use of foul language ;)

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  18. Lovely looking game - break a leg on the day!

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  19. I like the guide to workspeak, handy. Also, after the big tease, you realize we expect full coverage post-event?

    FMB

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  20. LOL but I really would rather swear at my work lair, have a grand time too!

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  21. Loved the try saying this instead, ha!

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  22. oh, what would the English language be without the F word :)

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  23. "Well f*** me backwards with a telegraph pole."

    Consider that sentence officially added to my arsenal. I love it.

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    1. One I particularly love is "Go f*** yourself sideways knee-deep in rats***!"

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  24. Only one picture per blog? Very secret indeed! I love the work memo. I'd never survive there.

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  25. Nice battle pic, I'm looking forward to more. Love the swearing translation. :)

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  26. Sounds like a good game.

    And swearing at work, sadly I work at home alone so I'm probably only offending myself :(

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  27. Ray goes to all that hard work producing a historically accurate game and what happens? Along come the Rejects!!! Sounds like great fun and just loved the poster.

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  28. Sounds very nice, looking forward for more!!
    Phil.

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  29. Good job on your command, Fran. It's good to give history a tweak on the nose from time to time.

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    1. I prefer to give it a kick in the crackers!

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  30. Nice work Fran and curse that Ray fellow whos making me blog hop to see some pics

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  31. Looks like it'll be an interesting affair at Broadside, I hope we get "the real I am" about what happened in the pre-game game.

    Am I right to assume that you don't bother with the "Try Saying" chart any more with Ray ?

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  32. I'm looking forward to this in action at Broadside. Have to admit though, I surprised Ray persuaded you to take part in the game. Bit close to the bone for yourself, I'd have thought.

    Love the swearing guide. I'd love to implement it, but swearing at myself is one of the few joys I have at work, not having any colleagues to swear at and all.

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    1. Refused to play nothing other than the Jacobite forces!

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  33. Looks like a winner of a game, dag nabbit.

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  34. You are all very naughty with your teasing and tempting :-)

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  35. Very nice (and small) post, Fran.

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  36. Looks like you guys will be putting on a great show and that swearing at work is a funny little gem.

    Christopher

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  37. I see, you're saying "Only allowing one picture per Reject blog," instead of "F*****g Ray, the F****r, insists on this F*****g rule of one F*****g picture. What a F****r!!!!!

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  38. Looking good Fran. I'll look forward to hearing how it goes at the show, along with some piccies.

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  39. #12 made me laugh out loud. That's one of my favorites.

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  40. Great opening shot and now I have to look for the rest!

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  41. Really? That's interesting.

    LOL

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  42. Nice intro, looking forward to Rays full report.
    Thanks for the swear sheet - gave me a chuckle!

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  43. This looks very good! I'm looking forward to reading the whole story, after the show.

    Have a good time at Broadside!

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  44. The best part of historical scenarios is the chance to cuff History's ear!
    Sound's like it was a grand game, and adds to my jealousy of all the conventions you guy's get to hit!

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