Your favorite Medieval Scenarios?

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Your favorite Medieval Scenarios?

Post by Huaxtec15mm » Thu May 07, 2009 6:05 am

If (when) Slitherine/Osprey come out with a medieval scenarios book, what would you MUST HAVE battles be?

There are about 100 for me, but I'll restrain myself and keep it to 10 to start off:

Grunwald 1410
Bannockburn 1314
Barnet 1471
Ankara 1402
Ain Jalut 1260
2nd Homs 1281
Kalka River 1223
Bosworth 1485
Kosovo 1389
Towton 1461

Thanks for any input!

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Post by Andy1972 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:03 pm

Nicopolis 1396.. Or how ever you spell it. :lol:
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Post by Huaxtec15mm » Thu May 07, 2009 10:27 pm

Andy1972 wrote:Nicopolis 1396.. Or how ever you spell it. :lol:
That was number 11 on my list :wink:

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Post by gozerius » Fri May 08, 2009 3:06 am

Marchfeld 1278
Baesweiler 1370
Guinegatte 1479
Sempach 1386
Roosebeeke 1382
Leignitz 1241

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Post by WhiteKnight » Fri May 08, 2009 11:49 am

Tewkesbury 1471
Stoke Field 1487
Fornovo 1495

These are some of my favourite late Med refights. Tewkesbury makes a great campaign...can Edward bring Somerset to battle before he crosses the Severn and links up with Welsh forces? Stoke Field pits a bill 'n' bow army against Irish "warbands" and mercenary pikemen arrayed on a hillside. Fornovo allows an Italian States army to try cross a river and crush the French before the "Italian Wars" get into full swing!

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Post by Huaxtec15mm » Fri May 08, 2009 11:51 am

gozerius wrote: Leignitz 1241
Also would have made my "top 20" to game!


"Tewkesbury 1471
Stoke Field 1487
Fornovo 1495 "

as are all three of these. Great picks. I would love to see any of these (or write them!) in a FoG scenario book!

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Post by timmy1 » Sat May 09, 2009 1:11 pm

Assuming 1200-1500 AD being the date range:

Bouvines 1214
Liegnitz 1241
Tannengerg 1410
Mortgarten 1315
Potiers 1356
Tewkesbury 1471
Morat 1476
Fornovo 1495
Ankara 1402
Kyoto 1477

I do not think Kosovo is really a battle.

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Post by Huaxtec15mm » Sat May 09, 2009 4:41 pm

timmy1 wrote:Assuming 1200-1500 AD being the date range:

I do not think Kosovo is really a battle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kosovo
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Post by timmy1 » Sat May 09, 2009 5:19 pm

As it says on the Wiki article, 'Reliable historical accounts of the battle are scarce.' Modern historians have generally (though not universally) come to see 'the battle of' Kosovo as a statement of Serb national identity rather than an actual battle. The view of historians of the Balkans now tends towards the view that the Serbs were intimidated in to leaving the field of Kosovo without a fight. I am aware that this is an area that is very politicised.

As a rule I would also suggest that more care has to be exercised when using Wikipedia as a source, as it is notoriously unreliable.

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Post by Huaxtec15mm » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:00 pm

"Kyoto 1477 "

Very interesting choice! Tough battlefield to make though! I wasnt even thinking of Far East battle when I posted this topc. Too many good ones to count, but here would be my top 5:

Hakata Bay 1274
Kawanakajima 1564
Anegawa 1570
Sekigahara 1600
Mimigawa 1578

From the above posts, Liegnitz 1241, Tewsbury 1471, Tannenburg 1410 and Ankara 1402 seem to be the leaders. I'll have to see what I can cook up for scenarios!
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Re: Your favorite Medieval Scenarios?

Post by sergiomonteleone » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:03 pm

My favourite list:

Hastings 1066
Legnano 1176
Montaperti 1260
Tagliacozzo 1268
Campaldino 1269
Peipus 1242
Fornovo 1495
Pavia 1525
Kawanakajima 1561
Nagashimo 1575
Sekigahara 1600

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Post by paulburton » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:06 pm

Could add

Tannenberg
Orleans or Patay
Crecy
Castillon
Dyrrachium

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Post by redben » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:35 pm

I don't mean to jack the thread but the TS has got me wondering. Are they any plans to publish any FoG scenario books?

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Post by Ghaznavid » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:33 am

No idea, but my guess would be not before FoG-R and FoG-N are released. At any rate I would prefer a campaign extension book first (with stuff like naval rules, etc.). I'm not sure any scenario books would sell well enough for Slitherine/Osprey to consider them. Might be more worthwhile if we get off our collective butts and populate this subforum instead. :) Particular well made scenarios might even find a place on the FoG homepage.
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Post by marioslaz » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:17 am

WhiteKnight wrote:Fornovo allows an Italian States army to try cross a river and crush the French before the "Italian Wars" get into full swing!
Mmmm... "to crush" the French appears a little too generous for the result obtained by my compatriots, and in particular by my fellow citizens (I live in Bologna and Bolognesi knights led by Bentivogli made a bad impression). If I remember well, the bigger result they obtained was made by Stradioti of Venezia army who captured the king's baggage, but they gave up to capture the king himself for looting (it seems the most remarkable element of the booty was a book of pornography images which was returned to the king)
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Post by WhiteKnight » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:57 am

I think you are right Mario, not the finest day for the Italians! Wasn't it at this battle the Italian men at arms tried to cross a frozen river to attack a French column and got so disordered that they were rather easy pickings for the invaders!

Your story about the stradiots in Venetian service rings a bell with me, too. Hmmm ... I have an Italian states force in 28mm and a friend has a French force ...maybe with a bit more information we could recreate this battle?

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Post by timmy1 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:05 pm

Oman has LOADs about this Battle. I am working on it as a scenario - not just for these rules.

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Post by marioslaz » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:23 pm

WhiteKnight wrote:Wasn't it at this battle the Italian men at arms tried to cross a frozen river to attack a French column and got so disordered that they were rather easy pickings for the invaders!
Not so sure, but Bolognesi knights I think didn't arrive at half of river crossing :oops:
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Post by Nebelwerfer41 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:53 pm

Ghaznavid wrote:No idea, but my guess would be not before FoG-R and FoG-N are released. At any rate I would prefer a campaign extension book first (with stuff like naval rules, etc.). I'm not sure any scenario books would sell well enough for Slitherine/Osprey to consider them. Might be more worthwhile if we get off our collective butts and populate this subforum instead. :) Particular well made scenarios might even find a place on the FoG homepage.
I would much rather see campaign rules before a book of historical scenarios.

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Post by Huaxtec15mm » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:18 am

Speaking of scenario and campaign books for FoG, you can vote for either one here:

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/FieldofGlory/polls

Campaign books are currently slightly winning.
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