Released February 2014. Get it from Northstar Donnybrook is a fast paced skirmish game designed to cover conflicts
across the globe from 1660 to 1760. The basic game of requires a force
of 12-48 models, depending on their quality, and one character who
represents the player on the table top. Games are played on a 4x4'
table. You can add additional units and additional characters as you
like, as long as both sides use the same conventions, though you'll need
a larger table as you increase the numbers! Donnybrook uses a card
driven turn system that creates exciting, unpredictable play. Besides
leading government troops into battle, you can choose mobs of armed
peasants, murderous brigands, religious fanatics, sinister cultists,
ferocious highlanders, or tribal natives. The book includes the rules,
faction lists, weapons primer, random events, seven scenarios, a
thrilling battle report, a period and theater guide, and a double sided
playsheet. The finished book is 112 pages and contains more than 150
awesome photographs by Mr Hilton!
Not quite sure what this movie is promoting but its good and worth watching. 49 seconds in is footage from Almansa I think - see what you think? OK - I think its a promo for this year's Almansa reenactment
I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on a couple
of bugbear issues I've encountered with the regular French cavalry
during the 1670s. Any insight would be appreciated.
Had an email looking for help - can you shed any light on the subject
1. Regular cavalry & carbines.
Rene Chartrand's 'Army of Louis XIV' seems to give the
impression that all regular cavalry were armed with standard carbines, and that
immediately following the Dutch Wars 2 men from each company were
equipped as sharpshooters/carabiniers with rifled carbines. John Lynn,
however, speaking more broadly of the century 1610-1715 in 'Giant of the
Grand Siecle' states that carbines and other shouldered firearms were
not used by all cavalry, but rather limited to specialists. He also
mentions the 2 carabiniers with rifled carbines per company from 1679.
Contemporary art, such as by Meulen, shows many French regular cavalry
without carbines, but sometimes with. And Gaya's '1678 Traite des Armes'
shows regular cavalry with carbine. I am left wondering whether to
equip all cavalry rank & file with carbines, or just a fraction, eg
2. French cavalry bridles - noseband or no noseband?
have seen contemporary art of bridles with and without nosebands on
French horses for this period, sometimes both styles in the same painting. Later artists also show both. The bridle
without noseband seems the more common. Is the truth that both were used equally? Or
I have other queries, but these 2 are the ones that bug
me the most