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Boozer's Gloom... the AAR!!!

Posted by Harry Faversham on 27 Nov 2021, 19:10

Two years of uneasy bickering have passed since the Knights of the Oblong Table have been getting all medieval with each another. But now, Ser Barrington Bonehead has committed a dastardly upon the King which cannot go unpunished. While out collecting local taxes Bonehead's minions came across a cart making it's way peacefully up the Great Yorkshire Road to King Harry the Lionfart's Castle. Said cart was transporting a giant cask of the Kingdom's finest Ale for the feast to celebrate King Harry's, Grandson's first birfday...
least it was, till Ser Barrington Bonehead's shower nicked it!

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This rash purloining received full approval on Bonehead's part, an approval which has now reached the ears of the King. Bringing King Harry’s retinue hotfooting up the Great Yorkshire Road to teach him the error of his ways. The good, Bishop Bonc, once again fearing for the thatched roof of his church tries to bring calm to soon to be much troubled waters.

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Predictably the good Bishop’s desperate prattlings fall upon deaf ears…

More by good luck than good management Ser Nobbalot, King Harry's Champion, arrives on Ser Barrington Bonehead's lands just as the Ale cart hove's into view.

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Bishop Bonc's panic stricken ringing of the Church bells brings firstly, the peasants running from the field to sanctuary.

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Secondly Ser Barrington Bonehead and his shower thundering over the drawbridge of his dilapidated Castle!

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A distant trumpet heralds the arrival of the one and only...
King Harry the Lionfart of England!

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King Harry thunders into combat scattering de Plonka's Men-at-Arms to the four winds.

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Charging on he reaches the bridge and enters the fray along alongside Ser Nobbalot.

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Both sides fighting men pour into the fight.

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Both sides archers add to the confusion, raining arrows into the melee.

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Mass slaughter takes place around the tiny bridge, spreading to the nearby hill and erupting with fury in Bishop Bonc's Churchyard!

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Ser Peter de Plonka is first unhorsed, then quickly cut down, by an English Knight. Ser Nobbalot falls to a welter of blows, and King Harry is unhorsed.

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Surrounded by French Knights and Men-at-Arms, King Harry the Lionfart falls!

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Bishop Bonc is felled, the scabby flock are massacred.

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The English make off home with the Clergy's treasure chest and their liberated wagon of booze...

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On the hilltop near the tiny bridge de Plonka's Knights celebrate a great victory. Ser Peter de Plonka himself has been found, seriously wounded, and carried back to be tended by his Castle's surgeons..
this same, but crueler fate, has befallen King Harry the Lionfart, dragged from a mound of English dead, chained and taken to Castle de Plonka. A catastrophe for England, a mere crate of booze and a couple of gold candlesticks, will be as nothing to de Plonka's ransom demands!

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Posted by Minuteman on 27 Nov 2021, 19:56

:-D Once again, a great scenario, super characters (just as they really were in Merrie Medieval England), nice scenery (including the ubiquitous haystack)...and even an ex-Bishop! Vigorous, medieval fun from the time when things were just Simpler !! Great entertainment, and all delivered in a good 'Middle English' patois. :yeah:

PS: I'm just a bit concerned that a few 9mm rounds from the SMG carried by one of those 1:1 scale paras that lurk in the corner of the 'Harry's Den' might completely obliterate this cosy medieval scene, in the same way as an unexpected 'barrage' of 16 inch naval shells might circa 1944.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 27 Nov 2021, 22:09

It's an Emporium, it's supposed to be dangerous. If I was one of them tin-canned terminators...
it's a PIAT bomb as would worry me!

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Posted by MABO on 29 Nov 2021, 23:29

Thanks for sharing!
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Nov 2021, 12:02

Remember that castle from toy-catalogues from long ago! Always wanted to have one, but it never happened so it is very nice to see yours! And a little question, who made the figures?
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 30 Nov 2021, 12:55

I think the mounted Knights, archers and crossbow men are the old Brettonian range, Warhammer or Citadel minis, if memory serves. The Men-at-Arms are Perry plastics, and the smelly peasants are made by Foundry.
Thanks all for the kind comments.

:-D
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Dec 2021, 13:24

Cool report with bunch of pictures... thanks for sharing H!
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 01 Dec 2021, 16:10

You're more than welcome matey.
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