Medieval Breeches

And now for something completely different. But maybe still useful.

I. Marc Carlson has written an artcle on medieval breeches. Yes, pants. There are a number of illustrations, and this interesting fact: no actual medieval breeches have survived to this day, so no one is really sure how they were constructed.

Still, its a useful resource for sculptors and painters.

Sword and Dagger Medieval Skirmish Rules

“Herkybird” offers a set of medieval skirmish rules based, in part on an older rules set called Retinue.

Medieval Watchtower Paper Model

Here’s a paper model of a medieval watchtower in 1:140 scale. The site is in German and the babelfish that I used wasn’t very good in translating it, so I can’t tell you much more. 1:140 scale is probably not good for most miniature wargames, but you could easily scale them up when you print.

Building The Green Tree Inn

A two story, half-timbered inn would be a great addition to any wargames table, and useful in miniatures games ranging from fantasy to World War II. It’d also be a lot of fun to work out a rold playing baroom brawl. Here’s a pictorial tutorial on how to do it. A warning, though, the pictures are HUGE and take a bit of time to download.

Warfare In Western Europe 1050-1300

Brian Cameron’s Warfare in Western Europe is a set of free wargames rules for medieval warfare. The scale is 1:50 and the set leans more toward the “beer and pretzels” style of game, as its just three pages long. But that’s a good thing!