On this page I have put some excellent photographs of some Great
Northern War games. The figures were painted, terrain made and the
game staged by Ian Cluskey and Keith Gendle of the Humberside
Wargames Society. I think you will agree they made a good job
of it. I thank them for giving me permission to bring these excellent
pictures to you.
The games were fought using the Polemos: Great Northern War
rules. These rules are part of a series of rules for large scale
actions with any scaleof figures.
Pictures from 3 battles are featured here.
A General Engagement: See below.
The Battle of Poltava (1709): See Poltava
Pictures 1 and Poltava
The Battle of Gemauerthof (1705): See Gemauerthof
In this battle the two players commanded substantial armies. The
Swedes had 16 infantry battalions and the same number of cavalry
bases, a cavalry base is 2 or 3 squadrons. The Russian player had
36 or more infantry battalions and 22 cavalry bases.
There are some notes in the white boxes in the pictures. To view
these, or to take a better look at the excellent pictures, click
on the picture to go to the full size view. On the full size view
clicking on the picture will bring you back here. Be warned that
the pictures are large and may take a while to load.
The figures are all from the excellent ranges of Baccus
Miniatures - yes they are 6mm!!! They show what can be achieved
with this scale and how this scale can capture the feel of a real
battle. Of course it helps if you have talented painters, organisers
and players like Ian and Keith.
Please feel free to ask questions, make comments, criticisms, etc
- please contact me. I
will pass comments on to the games creators.