On Saturday, I set off with Number 1 Son to go to play toy soldiers. To get there it time we had to catch the 5am train.
We were refighting The Battle of Poitiers, 1356, between the English and French, our age old enemies
The game went really well. Here are a few photos. The scenary is very spartan, but my excuse is that everything had to fit into my rucksack, so there was no room for anything too fancy! I did think the swamp worked rather well, though!
The French (left) begin their second attack - the first attack was over before I remembered the camera!
English longbowmen advance to meet the French as the treasure wagons at the back make their escape across the swamp.
The same scene from another angle.
After their second attack was defeated the French formed up for one final huge attack.
The English responded by jumping onto their horses and trampling them into the dirt. Our game managed to come extremely close to what we know of the original battle, which means we must have done something right!
On Sunday I had to stack the new delivery of hay for my mom's pony, Humphrey. In the picture above I was feeding him bits of apple.