Next year we're teaching a new GCSE History course and - for the first time in my career, I'm only teaching one subject so I will have brain space to devote to other things that just keeping on top of 7 different exam specifications (2013-14, a very hard year).
So I've been thinkin about the Norman period, as this is our Depth Study. In glorious serendipity, last month's WSS had a lovely article on gaming the rebellions in the 1070s.
You can see where this is going, can't you?
So I've made a small start on some Saxons using the Gripping Beast minis from my birthday 2 years ago:
And I mussed up the shields a tad as I always like my miniatures to look like they've been round the block a few times.
I've also ordered some Conquest Norman Knights from Annie at Bad Squiddo - excellent price and she offers the extra Knight to make up the Saga units as standard, which makes her both a scholar and a gentlewoman. Send some business her way if you don't already.
This should be relatively easy* - a few units for Lion Rampant or SAGA ready for Open Evening in September.
*please don't remind me I said this is December.