Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Rejects 15mm "Battle of the Boyne" Game at Broadside 2013.......

.......using Beneath the Lily Banner rules and Ray's obsession for historical accuracy!

Finally got to post pictures of the "Battle of the Boyne"demo game we put on for Broadside 2013, we had already tested the battle before and the historical outcome was not achieved with the Jacobites giving the Williamites a bit of a kicking but the result is always going to be inevitable with the forces the Williamites had on the day but even the second game at Broadside didn't go to plan with the Jacobites giving a good showing and upsetting their plans (because of the mistakes made in the first game and now rectified the Williamite forces were across the river quicker but still made mistakes and Ray had to stop Jacobite cavalry charging raw Williamite infantry to get a historical result!)

Demo games are hard to plan and play as it frustrates players and umpires.....and then the dice gods start to feck things up!

There was talk of re-fighting the battle at a later date and letting both sides play as the players wanted but the numbers are too one sided for the Jacobites but all in all a good day and a good game which I didn't get to play a lot of as there was a lot of talking to interested parties, fellow bloggers and the time flew by!

Broadside this year was excellent and very well run, plenty of traders and games, I didn't take as many pictures as I should of the other great games at the show but I do have some but other bloggers have done better and have already shown some but a show now permanently on the calendar for me now.

What follows are some pictures of our game, the lighting where we were was not great and picture taking became a right distraction but the figures and terrain were excellent, Ray when he posts will probably give you better information but as Richard did most of the umpiring I don;t know........

The stressed one........

Postie adding that little bit of wargaming magic........


A gathering of Rejects, Postie, Mark, Surjit, John, Richard, Lee, David and Ray.......

John telling himself "I need to win, I need to win".......






The famous Henry Hyde of Miniature Wargames magazine.......

Tamsin presenting Ray with his sandbagging figure, just look at that cheesy smile.......

You'll agree it's a stunning likeness............



The town of Oldbridge now in Williamite hands.....



When the masses of Williamite cavalry crossed the Boyne the game was called.......



.....some pictures from our original practise and playing of the game and you can see the differences that were made for Broadside!









"The Rejected"






"It was only for the bloggers!"


86 comments:

  1. Very interesting, very nice pics ,great battle .
    Cheers

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  2. Nice Pictures, looks like you had a pretty good time.

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  3. Very nice report, with a BEAUTIFUL battlefield!!
    Phil.

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    1. I put my heart and soul in to it Phil!

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  4. "You'll agree it's a stunning likeness............"

    Now, now Fran! ;)

    Great pics and write-up and it was good to see you all again :)

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    1. It's true though, you said it yourself!

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  5. Great setup though. Yes, it was a stunning likeness of Ray.
    May the dice Gods be with you next time.

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  6. Great post with plenty of eye candy...And, well Ray.

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  7. Great pictures mate and a better write up of the game than mine. It was heart warming to see the game get such a good response from so many visitors, non-gamers and old Grognard's, bloggers and non-bloggers alike!

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  8. Looks like quite the set up and Ray looks rather happy

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  9. A very impressive looking game. It looked very good on the day and very good in the pictures. I am very jealous that you can get 9 people to support your club when I can only get 4 (and 2 of those had to leave early)! I can only assume It's me.

    Anyway good to see you all again. Glad you had a good time and equally glad that the show is now on your "Permalist"

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    1. Thanks "Cat Herder" old chum!

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    2. All I have to say is Spaghetti to make you smile now!

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  10. Hola
    Unas buenas partidas y se nota el buen rollo de la gente por las fotos y pasar un buen rato,eso es lo mejor
    un saludo

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  11. Great looking game Fran. Lovely photos too!

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  12. Really nice scenery and miniatures Fran, you all put a bit of effort into a great looking game - thumbs up

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  13. Great looking game, re fights are always difficult to try and get a historical outcome as players and dice get in the way

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    1. Ray eventually got what he wanted...the git!

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  14. A great summary and a nice photograph of Ray working!

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  15. A good time was had by all, I'm sure.

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  16. It was a great looking game and, positioned where it was in the upstairs hall, greeted you as you came in – excellent advert for the show. As I said on the day, lovely painted figures and the whole thing looked rather impressive. Congrats to all.

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  17. the sandbagging figure is a true delight

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    1. An absolute picture it was......his face!

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  18. haha Ray has his own mini me

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  19. Thanks, General for the event photos. Looks like it was a fun time.

    It is nice to see Ray the Battle Ax get a statue erected for his posterity.

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  20. Nice work once again boys.. great show there!

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  21. That is one nice looking game. Sometimes history creates really unbalanced scenarios.

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  22. Great display, fab write up.

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  23. Great looking game as always, Fran; the dice favors the bold (?). Love that Sandbagging stand. Best, Dean

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  24. Great looking game Francis, I am going to put this show on my calander for next year and make the effort.

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    1. It would be good to see you there mate!

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  25. Very well done to you all, an excellent game and great write up. Well worth all the effort of putting a collection like this together.
    Dave

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  26. Great looking game and table. Well done chaps. The Sand baggin figures is excellent lol!

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  27. Great looking game and good to see Rays horde of units in action

    Any news on employment front for you or Ray ?

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  28. A fantastic game table. Really nice game!

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  29. What a great set up, Fran. It must take you guys a long time to get ready. I'm glad you went and had a bit of fun.

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  30. Still so very mean to Ray. Looks like you had fun!

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  31. Beautiful table and great minis!
    One of the reasons I like military history so much, is that many times the odds-on-favorite bungled the win! Missed orders, sick/hurt/slain officers, weather, or even lack of situational awareness to commanders getting acute tunnel vision. And yes even in wargaming the dice gods can ruin a beautiful plan! Always have a plan B or even a C because plan A isn't going to work...and if it does, "It's a trap!"

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    1. I do like a bit of fog of war myself David, you're right!

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  32. Great looking game. I'm surprised that you didn't use the unit markers for the demonstration game. Did you guys feel it was too cluttered?

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    1. I wanted them but ultimately it was decided not too for the demo game?

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  33. Super looking game and the water effect really worked a charm!

    Christopher

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  34. Wonderfully done! Ray's troops look great, as does all of the terrain. Lots of work went into this and it shows!

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  35. You took plenty of pics and they turned out just fine Francis, so what are you on about. And just look at how friendly you're being here on your page. Is this the same man I accosted 2 years ago? Blimey, but you've changed.

    Love ya to bits, you big Irishman!!

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  36. Impressive scale of display chaps, well done to all. Oh, and an excellent sandbagging! ;-)

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  37. Brilliant! It looks stunning, would have loved to be gaming there !!
    Even with you guys ;-)

    Well done!!!!

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  38. What a stunning looking game. Well done to all the rejects, but especially to Ray. Loved his trophy. Very sorry I didn't get to see it in person.

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  39. Stunning likeness ... poor Ray. Fun pictures though.

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  40. Again what a great looking game

    Ian

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  41. Fabulous stuff! Bravo to you all for your excellent efforts!

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