Alnwick Castle always impressive ....have been before but my daughter overjoyed to meet Harry Potter
Edlingham Castle c.1400 not far from Alnwick ...didn't seem to be in a very defensive location as easily overlooked by nearby hills.
Next to a lovely old church.
Warkworth .....first time here would like to go back when less busy but they had a medieval combat display which was fun.
We also managed a trip to Flodden, since the 500 year celebration they have put in some excellent display and information boards and a really good path around the main part of the battlefield. This shot is taken from the centre of the Scottish position looking towards Branxton and the English.
We also visited Etal Castle where they have a reasonable display about the battle
and a tiny, rather tired looking diorama but I always have to take a photo if I see
figures....it is crying out for a Big Perry type table display !
Dunstanburgh, again been before but a lovely walk which ended in Craster eating smoked kipper heaven !
And now the painting............. The Congo slaves got finished to add to the Zanzibar figures
These photos are rubbish ! But I picked up some WW1 officer figures at Historicon with a view to painting them for VBCW. These two feel like a pompous Royalist General (might change his cap band to a different colour thinking about it) and an Albertine Captain.
Two more....again I can be flexible who they fight for although the guy on the right clearly has some Royalist affiliation.
Finally with some quality down time........I managed to crack through some Germans for 'Sealion'.
Three squads each with a submachine gunner, an MG43 and an Officer.
A close up of one squad....