Monday, 2 March 2009
Reading through some of the old Military Modellings I picked up at Cavalier the other weekend I have come across loads more Richard Scollins artwork especially ECW but also he illustrated with pencil drawings Stewart Asquiths article in December 1981 in the series 'Battles for Wargamers'The Battle of Sedgemoor. this of course is the speciality of Ralphs blog which specialises in this period and is a great read especially for a Somerset exile like me.
The 3 page article gives a good overview and starts with a short preamble from the Duke's landing at Lyme Regis to the assault on Bristol and the action at Philips Norton. The battle itself takes up 2 pages and includes a 'set up ' map with suggested numbers of wargames figs (1:25) representing the units involved, these are notated on the units shown on the set up below.
In 1981 Stuart suggested Warrior Metal figures as an ideal range to use but gives no scale 15mm or 25mm I cannot see any suitable figs on the current Warrior miniatures site or was it a different company?? Ralph suggests Irregular as a good source of figures with their League of Augsburg 1685 - 1700 15mm figures. Does anyone else know of a good range in 15/25 or 28mm??
Finally having my grand clear up of books references etc I came across some old postcards from holidays or that I had picked up from museums, and in amongst them was this one of the Sedgemoor Diorama displayed in the Admiral Blake Museum!! I havn't been there for years so will go hopefully this summer, visit friends, walk Sedgemoor,visit the Admiral Blake Museum and return via the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton probably one of the best aviation museums in the country or perhaps enjoy some Cricket at Taunton...perhaps Somerset CC will win the County Championship for the first time ever this year!!!!.