I spent a very pleasant day at the Royal Armouries in Leeds today at the Hundred Years War Gaming Event.
The Saturday event was well attended, with 12 clubs putting on Games for the day to be played by the general public. Having chatted with a few of the game organisers, it certainly seemed a worthwhile exercise. A full report of the games will (all being well) be in the next issue of Miniature Wargames magazine.
The day also gave a very good excuse to see the Agincourt diorama that had been built by David Marshall, Alan & Michael Perry and friends (and, as luck would have it, not only attend, but also record the seminar they gave on how it was all put together – the recording will be in an upcoming podcast)
The diorama is very impressive indeed.
Viewed from above, you can get quite close to the action…
…but several periscopes placed around the display give you a ‘models eye view’ of some events…
I managed to take some video. The first shows the diorama from the French side:
The second from the English side:
Finally, the day would not have been complete had this encounter not occurred (with thanks to the Sheffield and Rotherham Wargames Club)
Thanks to everyone who made the day possible, and especially for everyone who came up and said ‘Hi’ – it was great to chat.