First I attempted to play a napoleonic game using a 'hybrid' set of rules, based on two sets keeping the bits I like and discarding those I don't. Unfortunately this was not a great success and some of the results just did not feel right. So I think its back to the drawing board with these ideas; you don't know that though until you try.
Second, we went to a Flodden re-enactment event at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk. (Framlingham is a good choice as it has a connection in that it was owned by the Howard family, which included Thomas Howard, the victor of Flodden). This was not an actual re-enactment of the battle but a 'living history' event with talks about the battle and tudor life in general, story telling, weapons displays etc. I found it very interesting and will be talking more about Flodden in another post in the near future, I hope.
|Framlingham Castle - Outside|
|Inside - Living history|
|The Earl of Surrey talks about Flodden Field|
I did manage to get a few decent pictures on the napoleonic game which are here:
|French Columns attack the British line|
|Fierce Fighting in the Woods|
|French Dragoons bounce off a square|