We took Wellington at Bay to Salute this year, here is how Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy presented it;
Henry Hyde took these excellent shots of James and I playing ‘Wellington at Bay’;
Andrew Bamford, my editor at Helion & Company took this shot of me, with the Heion stand to my rear right where they sold out ‘Wellington at Bay’.
This shot is taken from Paint & Glue’s video report of the day
I have created a series of videos on my channel, relating to Wellington at Bay, in particular the wargame scenarios included in the book. The videos feature my wargame of the battle, which I had intended to take to Salute and Partizan in 2020.
This video explains how I create historical scenarios with Black Powder;
My new book Wellington at Bay, the battle of Villamuriel 25 October 1812 has now been published by Helion Books. Initial reception has been good and it has four 5 star reviews on Amazon. Get yours at Helion ;
I have produced some videos in support of this launch which are available on my Youtube channel.
Some feedback from the major of Villamuriel;
Really enjoyed presenting Wellington at Bay at Bingham today, grateful for the interest expressed. It was great to have Carole Divall in the audience, she was after all the inspiration for the whole project and has written an excellent foreword to the book. The book will be released later this spring and can be pre-ordered here.
Giving a presentation tomorrow “Wellington at Bay, the Battle of Villamuriel, 25th October 1812”
My new book Wellington at Bay, the battle of Villamuriel, 25 October 1812, will be launched at the Salute Wargames show at London ExCel.
This book describes the Battle of Villamuriel on the 25th October 1812. This battle, while small, was the largest engagement of Wellington’s retreat from Burgos. This battle involved twice as many men as the better-known Battle of Villadrigo/Venta del Pozo two days before.
This is the first full length account of the action and improves significantly on previous accounts in the campaign histories by Oman, Napier and Divall. The aim has been to pull together archival sources from all four nations involved, British, French, Spanish and Portuguese, to build a coherent and balanced account of interest equally to historians and wargamers.