As a tribute to George Gush, this theme will include any army from 1420 to 1570.
Not to exceed 900 points.
No troops with Impact Pistol can be fielded, nor any non-light troops with Musket/Musket* or Salvo.
The FOGR list must be used if available for the date of the army. Armies dated prior to the commencement of the FOGR lists must be legal under the FOGAM lists, with the following changes to make them fit the FOGR rules:
1) Points cost: All points costs are as per the FOGR rules. To facilitate the correct application of these points values, please could all armies (if possible) be submitted using Paul Freeman’s excellent spreadsheet, the latest version of which can be found on http://www.badwargamers.org.uk/ (follow the downloads link). 2) Capabilities: Lancers capability counts as Heavy Lancers if the troops are Knights, Light Lancers otherwise. Mounted Light Spear capability counts as Light Lancers. Skilled Swordsmen capability counts as Swordsmen. Offensive and Defensive Spearmen capability count as Spearmen. Longbows count as Bows. Firearms count as Bombs if the troops are using bombs (e.g. Naffatun), Arquebus if the troops are foot using handguns, Carbine if they are mounted using handgun. 3) Troop types: Knights count as Gendarmes. Cataphracts count as Cavalry. All tribal or Japanese Medium Foot count as Warriors. The Umpire’s decision will be final as to what constitutes tribal. Where guidance is needed, consult any later equivalent army in the FOGR lists and assume the same classification applies. 4) Armour: All European Protected Heavy (or Determined) Foot can be fielded as Unarmoured or Armoured. Up to a total of 2 battle groups of the Protected Medium Foot battle groups in a European army can be fielded as Armoured, the rest must be Unarmoured. Non-European Protected foot, and all Protected mounted, must be fielded as Unarmoured. The Umpire’s decision will be final as to what constitutes European. Heavily Armoured Knights are treated as Fully Armoured, whether mounted or (where permitted) dismounted. Heavily Armoured Cataphracts are treated as Heavily Armoured. Heavily Armoured foot are treated as Heavily Armoured. 5) List amendments: i. All Drilled Average Knights specified as “mercenary” (including Burgundian Ordonnance men-at-arms) gain the option to be fielded as Superior. Armies with Drilled Superior Knights gain the option to upgrade one battle group of these to Elite. ii. All Heavy or Determined Foot battle groups including Pikemen can be up to 16 bases in size. (Provided of course that the total bases allowed by the army list permits this). Up to 2 bases in a pike unit can have heavy weapon instead of pike. (This does not contribute to any minimum of heavy weapon bases). iii. Swiss Heavy Foot are treated as Determined Foot, and can be Unarmoured or Armoured, Superior or Elite. iv. Ottoman Turkish armies cannot have more than ½ of their Timariots battle groups as Superior. v. Christian Nubian armies cannot have more than ½ of their Medium Foot (Warrior) archer battle groups as Superior. vi. Muromachi Japanese armies can have up to ½ of their “Bushi and followers” battle groups as Superior. (Warriors).
The Umpire reserves the right to disallow any item in a list that he feels exploits a loop-hole in the above amendments. If you need clarification on any point, or you think I have missed anything in the above amendments, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTRANCE: £52 per team of 2. This includes Lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
SAMPLE BAR LUNCH MENU
Chicken curry ½ rice ½ chips Lasagne and chips Breaded plaice and chips Filled baguettes: chicken tikka, BLT, ham and cranberry, beef and horseradish, cheese and tomato - all served with chips and coleslaw Door-step sandwiches: ham and cranberry, ham salad, cheese salad, tuna mayonnaise, chicken, sweet corn and mayonnaise - all served with chips and coleslaw Jacket potatoes: cheese and onion, baked beans, tuna and sweet corn, chicken curry, prawn mayonnaise - all served with side salad and coleslaw Hot baps - bacon or sausage, bacon and egg, beef and onion - all serve with chips Chilli and rice or ½ rice ½ chips Scampi, chips and peas
CATERING & ACCOMMODATION: The hotel will provide refreshments at competitive rates. No food or drink purchased elsewhere is to be brought into the hotel. Accommodation is available in the Glen-yr-Afon Hotel. Please make your own bookings with the hotel. If you intend to stay on Friday and Saturday nights, please book as soon as possible. Telephone 01291 672302/673202 (Fax 01291 672597).
If you are able to make a long weekend of it, there are numerous local historical attractions relevant to our period. These include the Roman Legionary Fortress and Museum at Caerleon and the Roman walled city of Caerwent. Among the many local castles, the best are Chepstow, Raglan, White Castle (at Llantilio Croesenny) and Caerphilly. Caerphilly castle has a permanent exhibition of full size working medieval siege engines including ballista, mangonel, trebuchet and perrier. The Welsh Folk Museum at St. Fagans is worth a visit. The Brecon Beacons National Park and the picturesque Wye Valley are also nearby.