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Click here to go to home page All figures and models are supplied unpainted. All standard packs are priced at £3.40 each and generally contain 8 infantry or 4 cavalry figures.  WANT TO CHANGE PACK (click here) CONTENTS?

Accessories  

XX001 3 x 3 cm bases (square)
These are used for the majority of Peter Pig rule systems.   Usually infantry
40 Bases in a pack.   
£3.50

XX002 3x 4 cm bases (rectangular)
Usually used for cavalry and equipment.
40 Bases per pack.   
£3.50

 XX003 4 x 4 cm bases (square)
These are usually used for guns and generals
10 Bases per pack £2

Battle Clock £4.50 (XX020)
To record the game countdown.
Goes from 0 to 21. Most Peter Pig games use a 21 point countdown.
Diameter 3" (7.5cm)

  The famous Piggy Dice £6
Bag of 20. Choose colour   All dice are 16mm size.   Piggy on the 6.
                                                 
Black D6. (xx201)
Red D6. (xx202)                                   Orange (xx203)
Kawasaki green (xx204)                   British racing green (xx205)
Blitzkrieg grey (xx206)                           Spitfire blue (xx207)  

16mm dice. Peter Pig first produced these dice with piggy head on the 6 (instead of the traditional 1 in 2003).  Another innovation from Peter Pig.


XX004 Pair of choice dice
2 faces "I choose" 4 Faces blank.
Used when a player wishes to choose the location of the casualties inflicted. Used in some Peter Pig rules.   
£1.50 per pair

Peter Pig 15mm figures
Peter Pig is one of the world's leading 15mm manufacturers.  We make 5500 different figures and models.  These are distilled into   1800 (15mm) packs. Every range has an associated set of 15mm rules. Also there are related 15mm scenery ranges to accompany the figure ranges.  In these days of wandering measures of sizes into 18mm, 12mm and other sizes close to 15mm, Peter Pig has remained true to the 15mm ideal.  These other sizes are often an attempt by a manufacturer to create a market  for just their peculiar size. It is also used by sculptors who cannot work well with the 15mm size restriction and so need extra size in order to create acceptable sculpts. Peter Pig will continue to do 15mm wargame figures.  We will also constantly return to each range in order to carry out updates and additions.
Thus we have 15mm ranges with longevity and future potential.


Matt Eastwood's Bloody Barons in proper historical colours.


Range 23  Wars of the Roses

This is one of the most comprehensive WOTR ranges in 15mm. Of course there will be more releases as time goes by. One of the biggest inspirations for the figures is the artwork of Graham Turner, as seen in the Osprey campaign books.  Marvellous.

The range is intended to accompany the Peter Pig  "Bloody Barons" rules which specifically cover the WOTR.  
Of course they will go well with any other set too. We prefer specific and narrow "periodised" (made up word!) rules. This means the rules  focus on what is important to that specific period. The figures are designed to withstand wargamer handling , painting and give the correct generic visual to a unit. Thus the archers are shooting and the other chaps are fighting. The figures are made to a 15mm size. They are probably not compatible with ranges of 18/19/20mm figures.

The 2nd Edition of Bloody Barons will be released in January 2020

Flags

Superb Wars of the Roses Generic (XX005)

Flags by Nigel Pell of "The Square" 5 Sheets £4.50 per set.


1. Levy bowmen

2. Retinue bowmen

3. Household bowmen

4. Levy fighting men


5. Retinue fighting

6. Household fighting

7. Levy command

8. Retinue command

9. Household command

10. Generals on foot

11. Bodyguard on foot

12. Household cavalry (1 piece figures charging)

13. Household cavalry command

14. Gunners x8

15. Light guns x2

16. Heavy gun x1

17. Disordered markers (Figures)

18. Extra arrow markers (figures)

19. Levy casualties

20. Retinue casualties

21. Household casualties

22. Dead  cart with a pile of dead bodies+horse +dead collector£4

23. Hand gunners

24. Stakes 4 x 3cm strips(5 stakes per strip)

25. Wounded "fighting on"

26. General's party (on foot)

( Trumpeter, drummer , standard bearer)

27. King (On horse, dead, on foot, 4 pieces per pack)

28. Crossbowmen

29. Amusing figs (Man with head, man with pig, man with one leg)

30. Pikemen

31. Retinue cavalry

32. Retinue cavalry command

33. Mounted bodyguards(1 piece charging castings)

34. Mounted household casualties

35. Generals mounted



Boxed sets

The boxed sets are  now withdrawn.  August 2019.  
This is because there is a new set of Wars of the roses rules due out in January 2020. The contents will still be visible for customers if they wish to purchase the listed packs in order  to form their army.

2301 "Steel"  

650 point army


Click here
to see box contents

2302 "Anvil"  

650 point army


2303 "Hammer"

 800 point army


2304 "Iron"  

800 point army


Starter pack= Display game with rules


Visit to Bosworth battlefield 2019

For what it is worth here are my thoughts and details.
The landscape is fairly flat.
It has changed from rough common land in the 15th century to fielded, canal and levelled farmland.
There are a lot of small streams which were probably dug in order to drain the marshy bits.

The battlefield was surrounded by bits of higher ground. Sadly the higher ground they chose for the battlefield centre was he wrong bit. Whoops! The hill chosen by the council is called Ambion hill. This was the campground for the Yorkist army. The actual battlefield is about 1 mile away.

If you look at a battlefield layout from the pre 1970's re-site. Just stick a pin in the Ambion hill  and rotate the army deployments  by 90' anti clockwise.

There was a Roman road (Fenn lane these days) crossing the landscape. It was on this road that the two armies approached each other.

The battlefield is overlooked by two church/villages. Dadlington and Stoke Goulding. Dadlington had pits of dead bodies from the battle. The villagers looked over the battle from the church roof. Ambion hill could not be seen from Dadlington church.

It was the metal detectorists that found the cannon balls and trinkets that identified the battle correctly (?).

I am a complete amateur in "spotting the battlefield" but the evidence seemed very good indeed for the newer position.  The battle narrative does not change however, just the location.

Went to the place of Richard's death and found it to be  a bit of field near a tree.

The existing battlefield is bit of a non event. The new one needs signage and recognition etc...

The museum is very good though.

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Light gun model.

Left

Retinue billman

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Levy billman

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Reconstructed helmet.

Left

Village of the period

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Place of Richard III death

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Rich man's hat (DUCATI?)

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poster looking toward proper battlefield