Last summer, during one my usual “visit” to my favorite miniatures shop, Goblin Torino, I saw some War of the Roses Perry boxes. The miniatures have excellent poses and they are in plastic … the material I prefer. So I decided to buy three boxes: two war of the roses and one of mercenaries.
It was the first time I painted war of the roses and, so, I bought some Osprey publications to be sure of choosing the correct colors schemes for the different liveries.
I concentrated my attention on the first period of English civil war 1455-1461. The period that ending with one of the bloodiest battles of the war: Towton.
Two weeks ago I played with Saga rules: the tomahawk studios wargame. There are no official Saga armies for those battles and, currently, I’m the only club member with the war of the roses miniatures but I designed my “warbands” using this game system
Twelve Yorkish archers with their warriors
The first struggle of the war can be considered the fist St Albans battle. It was a Yorkish victory even if Edward IV had around 7,000 men against the 2,000 Lancastrian troops.
Henry Beaufort men