Monthly Archives: March 2016


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Surrender (2)

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Book Three. Part 1 Burn the barn…

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Book Three. Prologue.

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Farmer and Matchman

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Daniel Warren is a farmer, who has lived and worked on his family farm near Weatherby his whole life. Marrying later in life his wife, he and his wife June just have one daughter. Warren is neutral in the civil war, but is not one to turn away a stranger in need, or to betray a trust.

imageDaniel was made from a Warlord Games plastic ECW infantry miniature (from the plastic pike and shotte spruces), the additional features added using green stuff. His arms are also from the Pike and Shotte infantry sprue. His head is a Gripping Beast plastic Dark Ages Warrior head.


I also decided to make a simple conversion to represent the guy with the torch who is going to burn the barn.
Again a Warlord Pike and Shotte body was used, this time a musketeers body. I simply added a Gripping Beast Dark Ages spear arm, with the spear cut down and some packaging fluff glued on the top. The left arm is from a Perry Miniatures ACW set.

Book 2 Epilogue

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This was a scene I considered putting in between page 8 and 9. But in the end I decided to go to Hawksby in Leeds. So here it is as an Epilogue or if you like ‘deleted scene’.

Scenario: Battle of the barn

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Or rather skirmish of the barn.

This is  a simple scenario for a quick ECW game. I use the Witchfinder General Days of Revelation rules for ECW skirmish, but this should work for any system that uses one model as one man. The scenario is untried as yet, so I may adjust it after I give it a few plays.

The Scenario

Matthew Rook and two of his veteran musketeers are trapped in a barn surrounded by a band of Royalist soldiers. Help is on the way however, in the form of a band of local club-men. Can Rook and his comrades hold out long enough for help to arrive, and then make their escape…

The Forces


Matthew Rook, Armed with two pistols and a sword. Pickering and Drake, armed with flintlock or matchlock muskets and a sword each.


The royalist forces are six musketeers and one officer.

The Farm

There is a suggested map layout of the farm on a 4’x4’ table, on the previous page, but any layout with plenty of walls, houses and trees will do. It is essential that there is a building to represent the barn and a building to represent the farm house.

You can also have miniatures on the board to represent the farmer and his family. These are non-combatants.

The Barn counts as sturdy cover and only figures at the doors or windows of the barn are in sight.


Victory conditions

Parliament win a total victory if all Rook, Pickering and Drake make it off the board alive.

If only one or two of the Parliamentarian forces get off the board then it is a draw.

Royalists win if Rook and both of his men are killed or captured.

If one or two of the Parliamentarian forces are killed or captured it is a is a draw

Special Rules

Clubmen to the rescue! After turn 2 (from the start of turn 3) there is a chance that some local club men arrive to help Rook and his men. At the start of each turn the Parliamentarian player must roll 1 D6 on a roll of 4,5,6 club men arrive. If they do arrive, roll the D6 again, then half the score (rounding up) to calculate the number of club men that arrive. Do this each turn. The maximum number of clubmen allowed to join the game is 6.

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 09.49.23Fire, fire! After turn 32 (from the start of turn 4) the Royalist player can attempt to burn the barn. (See the burn the barn rule section)

The game is advised for gloomy conditions, see page 86 in the main WFG rule book.

Download this scenario, with full stats for WFG here (4mb) .pdf

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Barn by Renedra Ltd, miniatures by Warlord Games.