Thursday, August 18, 2011

Medieval Camp outside Visby

Here are some pictures from one of the larger, about 40 tents, medieval camps just out side Visby. This camp was set up by the "Battle at Visby 1361-2011" project, they was responible to arrangentwo 1361 reenactment battles during the medieval week.

The 2 battles was The Battle at Mästerby and the Battle at Visby, unforunaly I only could se the smaler one at Mästerby...pictures soon...

Enterance...yes, you had to pay to get in...

Swedish banners...first a small St. Olof banner, then a 3-crowns banner, the Swdish royal banner.

Close-up of the 3-crowns banner.

Shield with St. Olof

Cooking...got to eat god if you are fighting the Danes...

I guess you have to wait a year or two before signing up for the army...

Gotlandic militia...

Weapon check before the battle...

Instructing the troop how to fight and die...some pictures from the Battle at Mästerby comming soon...

You can find some nice pictures and drawing at the swedish part of the "Battle of Wisby 1361-2011" site

4 comments:

  1. Nice pictures and the castle in the background is great!

    Christopher

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  2. Thanks for posting - loooks like I missed a great event...
    Alan
    p.s do you know of good ranges of 15mm figs for visby?

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  3. Thanks !

    Actually a 3.4km long City Wall with about 27 towers:) read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_wall_of_Visby

    ...15mm minis for the Battle of Visby 1361... Sorry to say but I´m most in to 28mm at the moment...BUT For the danes any early HYW minis mixed with some 13th centery medieval minis would work, And for the Gotlanders you I would use a greate mix of peseants, viking bondis, some crusaders and 13th centery men at arms and mix it up with some eastern/russian/polish minis...

    I hope this helps a little...

    Best regards dalauppror

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  4. Looks great. Would love to be there.

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