The Feudal Anglo-Irish in Lisbon: 5 ADLG battle reports

Started by madaxeman, 28 October 2023, 11:59:52 AM

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Once again the team based highlight of the global ADLG year comes around, with yet another trip to the tile-clad temperate oasis of sardines and port, Lisbon !



After a stunning bout of mid table mediocrity last year, the same 4-person Anglo-Irish team had been reassembled for another go at joining in the 100-strong contingent of ADLG players from around the world all congregating in Lisbon's Military Museum on the banks of the Mighty Tagus for the second September in a row - although this time we had shuffled the pack a little and all 4 of us had swapped themes around.



This saw me occupy the Dark Ages & Early Feudal slot, allowing me to use Feudal Anglo-Irish, featuring a load of figures that had't really been put on table before, but most importantly was the only Anglo-Irish list available!



Read on to find out how this eclectic collection of Norman feudal knights, javelin-throwing Irish Kerns, English colonist yeomen with spears and longbows, Ostmen descended from Viking stock, and an allied contingent of axe-weilding Irish warriers fared in all 5 games from Lisbon 2023

You will find all the usual nonsense, as well as unique post-match commentary from Hannibal and the Anglo Irish Commander, who turns out to have been a rather strange hybrid of the very Irish Father Jack (from Father Ted) and the very English Jeeves (of PG Wodehouse fame).

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Lisbon is my most favorite city with Istanbul a close 2nd. 
As always, a great report Tim and it really captures the nature of the event. Great fun and a lot of good ADLG 'learnings'. Our team (Foreign Legion) didn't fare as well as the Ango-Irish team, but still managed not to come bottom. We will be trying harder next year :D
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QuoteWhy so?Why so?

Lisbon is full of great culture - fantastic palaces, museums, art galleries and a castle - great food - pleasant climate and people. Lots to see and do, in a leisurely manner. It is on a river - which I always enjoy and has trams to travel about in. It also has one of the worlds great marine aquariums - if that grabs your fancy.

Istanbul - again - another great city this time on the coast, fantastic historical sites (walking the very walls that the last 'Roman' Emperor looked out upon the besieging Ottoman army from is spine tingling), museums, palaces and the whole feel & smell of a city on the cross-roads between Europe and Asia. When I was there it felt safe and the people were friendly and courteous (although that may be different today) and I also greatly enjoyed the food.

I have been to both cities more than 4 times each and was lucky to spend 6 months working & living in Lisbon.
I'd recommend both as great destinations for a long-weekend city break.

Plus Lisbon holds its annual ADLG 15mm International Teams wargames event - and as Tim has said in his blog it is a privilege to meet up face to face with so many other gamers from across the globe. My own team 'Foreign Legion' team had a player from Spain, Switzerland and the US as we as myself from the UK, and we played against Scottish, US, Australian, Spanish and German teams, in the heart of the Lisbon Military Museum.
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