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samedi 24 octobre 2015

1380...The tragic fate of Lady Guenièvre ...Le tragique destin de damoiselle Guenièvre.


In the early morning under the shy sun of the autumn, Lady Guenievre's pyre is erected. 
Au petit matin, sous le soleil timide de l'automne, le bûcher de Dame Guenièvre est érigé.


Une lune plus tôt... One moon earlier...



C'est Frère Gauvain qui nous relate notre histoire ce jour d'huis.
Brother Gawain is telling us the story of the day...



Le misérable chevalier vient d'être repéré, dans un donjon...Hardis compagnons, en route!
This miserable knight has just been spotted, in a dungeon  ...Brave companions, let's free the princess!





Rien de tel que quelques barriques de bon vin pour donner du courage à mes troupes...
Nothing like a few barrels of wine to give courage to my troops ...

Avant d'aller porter secours à Damoiselle Guenièvre, mes soldats font ripaille...
Before going to rescue Maiden Guinevere, soldiers are eating, and drinking...


Un peu trop...A la nuit tombée certains sont malades...
A little too ... At nightfall some are sick ...



Malgré tout, le lendemain... Nevertheless, the day after...




Au centre de la table, le donjon...là où Damoiselle Guenièvre est détenue...La partie débute!
At the center of our table, the keep ... where Maiden Guinevere is held...Let's start the game!


Bonjour à tous,
Trois. Nous sommes trois preux chevaliers à avoir répondu à l'appel.
Le donjon n'est protégé que de quelques troupes malingres...
La véritable menace, c'est que nous sommes trois.
Pour une seule récompense.

Hello everyone,
Three. We are three knights who responded to the call.
The dungeon is protected only a few sickly troops ...
The real threat is that we are three.
For a single reward.


Arrivée des armées selon les parchemins de Frère Gauvain...
Arrival of the armies by the parchments of Brother Gawain ...


L'armée d'Alex le Boiteux, une armée en ordre, alignée, impeccable.
The army of Alex the Lame, an army in order, aligned, impeccable.

La mienne arrive d'une façon plus désordonnée, encore dans les vapeurs de l'alcool de la veille.
Mine arrives in a disorderly manner, still in the vapors of alcohol of the previous night.


De son côté Benoit avance prudemment...
For its part Benoit is progressing cautiously...


Tour 2, premiers carreaux décochés...
Turn 2, first crossbow bolts fired...


Carreaux qui pour beaucoup ricochent sur les rutilantes armures des chevaliers.
And many bolts ricochet off the gleaming knights armors .

Damoiselle Guenièvre, au loin, dans les brumes.
Maiden Guinevere, far away, in the mist.


Rendue hardie par le vin, ma soldatesque est la première à pouvoir gravir la colline,
ordre est donné de délivrer la Princesse...Qui, de loin, ne semble pas si captive...Étrange...



Made bold by the wine, my soldiers are the first to be able to climb the hill,
orders are given to deliver the princess ... who, by far, does not seem so captivated ... Strange ...



Je lance mes chevaliers sur la colline, il me faut sauver Damoiselle Guenièvre!
I launch my knights on the hill, I must save Maiden Guinevere!



Une affaire rondement menée, il faut dire qu'il n'y avait que quelques marauds à embrocher!
A deal conducted smoothly, we must say that there were only some scoundrels to spit!


La prise du donjon...Dungeon is taken!


Pendant ce temps, le mur de flèches d'Alex tient en respect Benoit.
Meanwhile, Benoit's troops stay far away from Alex's Arrows wall.


Le félon est occis et la demoiselle sauvée...Mais Alex en profite pour charger mes troupes!
The felon is slain and the girl saved ... But Alex took the opportunity to charge my troops!

Tour 8, alors qu'Alex et moi-même sommes empêtrés dans d'interminables combats...
Turn 8, while Alex and I are entangled in endless fights ...

...Ce faquin de sir Benoit sort du bois avec des troupes fraîches...
... That rascal Sir Benoit gets out of the wood with fresh troops ...



Benoit remporte facilement une première victoire, nos soldats sortant de corps à corps harassants...
Benoit easily won a first victory, our soldiers harassed by the precedent fights...


Et une victoire en entraînant une autre...


And a victory leads to another ...



Sonnez la retraite! Trop de morts dans mes rangs, je repars...bientôt suivi par Alex!
Sound the retreat! Too many deaths in my ranks, I'm leaving ... soon followed by Alex!

C'est Benoit le Cruel qui reste maître du terrain. Il demande à quelques froqués, dont Frère Gauvain, d'accompagner moultes occis dans un monde meilleur.
The Cruel Benoit remains master of the field. He asks a few monks, including Brother Gawain, to accompany deaths in a better world.


Quelques semaines plus tard le Duc Gonzague d'Anjou s'écroule, raide mort, 
à l'issue d'un banquet...C'est ainsi que Sire Benoit devint Duc Benoit.

A few weeks later the Duke of Anjou Gonzaga collapses, dead, after a banquet ... 
This is how Sire Benoit Benoit became Duke.



Mémoires de Frère Gauvain...Memories od Brother Gawain...




Le tragique destin de Dame Guenièvre...
The tragic fate of Lady Guenevere ...



Merci à tous, Thanks everyone!



Phil.



A warm welcome to Doug, Marovian, Anolecrab and ParadoxOn!



70 commentaires:

  1. Beautiful collection Phil! That model of the stake burning could also be perfect for Jeanne, no? Would have been nice with some noble knights galloping in to save the Maiden of Lorraine :0)

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    1. Jeanne, Guenièvre, and many others I'm afraid...a bad period for witches! Thanks for visiting...

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  2. That is absolutely superb Phil, what a fantastic idea for a game. The attention to detail in your presentation is as wonderful as ever.

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    1. Very kind of you Michael, much appreciated!

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  3. An inspirational and evocative battle report as always!

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  4. Very cool stuff, every thing looks fantasti

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  5. Wow! Great drama to awake to this morning, Homie. Your casting and direction of this plot is worthy of a keg of wine. "dans la trappe!"

    And, I am thrilled to see a fearless fat pig at the roasting! (Pic #1).

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    1. Not a flying pig...but so good at the roasting!

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  6. Poor lady Guenièvre

    She shall be avenged !!

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  7. lovely collection of figures for your great story line of Guenièvre! :o)

    cheers,

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    1. Merci à toi, maître des gladiateurs...

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    1. Pas facile à gérer le chacun pour soit, mais c'était très sympa!

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  10. Fantastic story Phil. Well done! I might suggest you provide less barrels of liquor to your troops in the future... but then considering the final outcome. Perhaps it is best you were not the savior of Guenevere.

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    1. Thank you so much Rodney for your kind words...I shall give them some water next time, and liquor or wine after the battle, and the victory may be!

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  11. love the first photos describing the intro and the setting :) and love those covers on the knights' stallions!

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    1. In other words you liked the trailer? I'm not surprised my friend!

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  12. Excellent report Phil! That was a great idea for a game and looks awesome. Very well done Sir!

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  13. You rock Phil! Fantastic reporting here mate. I love your posts. Well done.

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    1. So sweet of you Paul, much appreciated!

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  14. Another victory for the dastardly Sire Benoit - I think treachery runs in his bloodline!

    Remember, one of his ancestors invited the Danes into France for his own evil purposes...
    http://riflemens.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/vikings.html

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    1. He inherited from his ancestors, that's true ... and it's a winner like them ... so unfair!

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  15. Great report and very atmospheric. The figures are fantastic and the range you have (maids,monks, carts, knights, the dead) brings the story to life!

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    1. That was the point...and I'm so glad you enjoyed, many thanks!

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  16. Once again I/m under a spell of yours report!!!

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    1. Do you insinuate I'm a kind of wizard? Wow, if only...Many thanks Michal!

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  17. Very entertaining as usual Phil. Great figures, and a terrific write-up...

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    1. Happy to read your kind words, thank you so much!

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  18. Scénario super sympa, lecture du CR génial, en un mot merci de ce petit moment !

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    1. Et un grand merci à toi de me l'écrire!

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  19. I love the firts dio with lady Guenievre. Fantastic. And the battle of course! Excellent work Phil

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this one Kike, thanks a lot!

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  20. Un récit enlevé et des moments très chauds, super!
    Merci

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  21. Great battle raport and minis. One again you write a brilliant post.

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  22. Wow! Great scenario and fantastic set-up. The keep looks very nice indeed!

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  23. Magnificent setting/backdrop story! Now somebody must avenge the witch!

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  24. The best after action report that I ever read! Just what a wargame should be! Excellent figures and such good fun-excellent!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, much appreciated...

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  25. A terrific game, thanks for posting. Not many of us go through a quarter of the effort you put into your reports.

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    1. Very kind of you, glad you enjoyed and many thanks for visiting...

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  26. What a fantastic presentation, great effort, thanks very much for posting :-)

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    1. ...and thanks very much for visiting and commenting...

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  27. The detailed descriptions and narrative you put into your write-up is fantastic. Honestly this is one of the most enjoyable yet.

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    1. Your sweet words are greatly appreciated, thank you so much!

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  28. Everytime I think you have hit the high point with your narrative games and the fantastic battle reports you go and up the ante. Superb Phil, so very entertaining.

    Are you sure it was just the maidens honour you were keen on securing..... or perhaps a little peak ;-)

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    1. Well, you know, I'm a knight...Just fighting for honour...mmm...Anyway, many thanks Dave, vety kind of you...

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  29. Great battle and marvelous report! I like the terrain, especially the tower.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, many thanks for visiting...

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  30. Splendid Report Phil. Really Cool Looking Medieval Figures Too.
    Nice touch using the Special Effects where the animated Monk is recording what took place.Wish i could do stuff like that.
    Those on the tower look as if they are being Vaporized by some Unseen Secret Weapon. Beano Boy

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Paul, your sweet (and funny) words are always much appreciated!

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