Sunday, 22 November 2020

introductory video to the set-up for ‘Save the Taxes’


Yorkist, Lord Trebian is about to launch his assault on the Parish of Piggy Longton. The local taxes  are being evacuated to safety from the treasury at the Merchant’s House.


Will the Lancastrians get their money to Lord Darcy’s manor before the Yorkists reach the hamlet?


This is just a fun 90 second video showing the initial dispositions of the armies, I should get the game played and blogged over the next few days.


VIDEO LINK


https://youtu.be/Zq5Fqc8OgYc


26 comments:

  1. Very nicely done Norm and really sets the scene for the battle. The figures and terrian look superb and I like the way the bases tie in nicely with your battlemat:)

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  2. Thanks Steve, I’m going to enjoy this.

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  3. Very handsome set up, Norm! On what size table are you playing?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. The table is 6’ x just over 3½’, though this could squeeze into a 4’ wide table as the flank areas will not (likely) get exploited. The 80mm and 100mm (2 x 50mm’s) bases are working with this.

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  4. Superb and promising, I do like the video, and I subscribed...if other videos are coming!

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  5. Thanks very much Phil. I mark the videos ‘listed’ so that they are accessed by links, but on reflection there is no reason why I shouldn’t mark them public, which would make subscribing work properly. I know a few others had subscribed, so perhaps I should just do this.

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  6. Norm this video is outstanding!!!! Perhaps a video batrep could be in order? Post fighting?

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    1. Thanks Steve, Phil (above) does summary style videos on his blog and they support the blog text, I see that as being the most successful way to use video, so that it complements the blog. Will give it some thought, concise would be my guiding hand.

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  7. Superb set up Norman, I look forwards to the report.

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  8. Thanks Will, by the way, you excellent support for MeG has encouraged me to get my own copy ....... and two armies!

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  9. Splendid little video Norm, looking forward to the set to in due course.

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  10. Thanks Phil, it’s all happening at Piggy Longton :-)

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  11. Great video. Got the start of nice documentary style battle report.

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  12. Thanks, hopefully the AAR will carry that through.

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  13. Great video Norm! You WoTR collection is really looking top notch! And the terrain is really bringing the map to life well. 😀

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  14. Thanks Stew,more needs to pass across the paint desk as even for this small game I had to sabot up a few bases to extend the troops. I can't explain why, but the terrain and troops look nicer than the pics can convey - am I the only one that experiences that?

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  15. That a really cool way to set the scene Norm - looking forward to the battle. Its just as well I dont know how to edit video and add music etc or you might have had to endure hours of our shennangans down at Tarawera!

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  16. Thanks Keith, I am still enjoying the game moment, back ache has struck and so play is slow, with rests in between turns! However, my enthusiasm for this game is not dampened, enjoying every twist.

    I can see some good video falling out of Tarawera shenanigans.

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  17. Really good Norm I have seen a few videos before and thought about it but never made the technical leap to making saving etc....I would be interested in the technical how you created loaded etc....but perhaps in a later blog ? Looking forward to the battle

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    1. Thanks Matt. I used the iMovie App on the iPad, which is fairly intuitive. I completed the game today and had an absolute ton of fun with it.

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    2. Thanks Norm I will check it out, my problem is most often I would rather sit and paint !

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  18. Lovely looking video, the old airfix church works well as a chapel!
    Best Iain

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  19. Thanks Iain, yes it is the Dapol kit, which use the original 50 year moulds. The back wall had a warp, but was tempted back into place with strong glue. Superb for its age and stands up well to modern gaming buildings.

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  20. love it - just started doing videos myself - i think they add to the blog in a good way. all the best

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  21. Thanks, I think there is a good bit of scope for a text blogger to bring in a bit of video support to the blog. Look forward to seeing what you do, your table is so lovely with so many figures that I’m sure it will add much ...... your St.Albans would have been a magnificent subject.

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