Friday, 2 January 2015

The Battle of Linlithgow Bridge 1526

Another big part of my medieval life is Rusty Bodkins, which provides historic display archery with 'have a go' sessions for clients in the heritage industry.

I'm always looking for new ways to engage the visitors and I came up with the 'Bolts & Bodkins' box, which will essentially be a multimedia display, including the use of model dioramas. This is one I have completed, representing the Battle of Linlithgow Bridge in 1526. It's designed to underline the changing face of the late medieval battlefield. The archers and crossbowmen are still providing a screen for the foot soldiers and men at arms, but with the addition of black powder weapons.

Figures are a mixture of Perry, Dixon and Redoubt miniatures.

The battle was a fairly significant encounter, and like many engagements in Scotland during the late medieval period it was fought over control of the crown.
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