The English Civil War (1642-1651) started when Charles I raised his royal standard in Nottingham. The split between Charles and Parliament was such that neither side was willing to back down over the principles that they held and war was inevitable as a way in which all problems could be solved. The country split into those who supported the King and those who supported Parliament – the classic ingredients for a civil war. This blog will record my wargaming journey through the English Civil War using 28mm miniatures.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

ENGLISH CIVIL WAR Campaign Scenarios Vol. 1 - The 1643 Campaign for the South West. Sir William Waller against Sir Ralph Hopton.


ENGLISH CIVIL WAR Campaign Scenarios Vol. 1. Nine scenarios for the ECW: 1643 Campaign for the South-West; Battles of Glastonbury and Chewton Mendip, 12 June 1643; Battle of Stoke Lane, 1 July 1643; Battles of Monckton Farlegh and Claverton Down, 3 July 1643; Battle of Freezing Hill, 5 July 1643; Battle of Lansdown, 5 July 1643; Actions at Chippenham, Rowde and Beckhampton, 8-10 July 1643; Siege of Devizes, 10-12 July 1643; and Battle of Roundway Down, 13 July 1643.

This campaign book is highly recommended regardless which rule system you are using. Copies can be obtained from Caliver Books. 

8 comments:

  1. Ah, a period/genre I've yet to enjoy. Although I do like the look and flavor of it. Nice to see you delving into with fervor.

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  2. Cheers Dean,

    Its a period that I have always fancied doing, however Naps and Ancients have always taken priority up until now.

    Gareth

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  3. Are you able to give me more detail on whats in this book? Is it a set of scenarios or is it an actual campaign? My mate and I are just getting into ECW using 6mm figs and are looking to setup a campaign framework for our battles.

    BTW Our ECW Project Blog is here:
    http://declaresir.blogspot.com

    thanks!
    Paul

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  4. Hi Paul,

    This book is a set of scenarios, however they do link into a campaign. Victory or defeat in the previous battle subsequently influences the forces or deployment options available. IMHO, it's very good.

    Gareth

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  5. Thats sounds very neat Gareth, thanks. I'll have to grab a copy.

    The other question I have for you is on the Stephen Maggs' book 'English Civil War Gaming Scenarios (Vol 1)". I am trying to work out if it adds much more to the Charles Wesencraft Book and the scenarios it contains:
    I recently reviewed that book here: http://declaresir.blogspot.com/2015/02/book-review-with-pike-and-musket.html

    thanks!
    Paul

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  6. I have not read the Charles Wesencraft Book, however I would say that Steve's' book does have some useful scenario maps and a list of OBs from a wargaming perspective.

    Gareth

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    1. Its an excellent read. Are Maggs' scenarios Army level games or smaller scale stuff?

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  7. Cheers Paul, I will check it out.

    G

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