The thirty years war ravaged whole countries, as the first truly national armies marched over europe. Earlier this year warlord games published the pike and shotte rule book a modified version of black powder to cover the 16th and 17th centuries. I had my initiation to warlord games pike and shotte rules this week. The roundheads were more numerous but half of their infantry were untested so would have to take a morale test each time they received any casualties. Pike and shotte is a table top game for 6mm to 25mm miniatures. The book addresses the important global role of the indian army during the first. In this scenario part of the swedish army is sent to chase down the rear guard of the catholic army. During a campaign the decisive battles can be fought with any tabletop rule set. These continue reading cavalry versus pike blocks rule changes for pike and shotte. We will use the rule book definition, i dont care what it says there i was a bit tetchy about it. Its here the long awaited rulebook covering the italian wars, tudor wars, thirty years war, english.
The first game was a small ecw game with only two pike, five musket and three cavalry a side. Each foot regiment would consist of a standard size pike block and two standard size musket wings and history had already provided the breakdown of the battalias and their commanders. In the pike and shotte rules, if cavalry charge a pike block that is not either disordered or already in combat, they will loose all charge bonuses and the pike unit will get double the number of attack dice. The rule books intention is to inspire a collector to play gentlemanly games with their collections of soldiers with friends where the emphasis. Im still a little on the fence about this but feel free to use them as one formation. Pike and shotte wargaming rules for the english civil. Battles with model soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries di morgan, steve, hilton, barry, kinrade, warwick, owen, mark, perry, alan. Here they have a strong statline which makes them more than a match for any single standard covenanter unit. Hardback rulebook you also get the free miniature based on the ensign of the kings guard on the front cover. It is a beautiful book in its own right with hundreds of colour photo of. English civil war for king and country starter set. Id recommend buying the warlord games pike and shotte rule book. I found the rules quite well laid out and quite easy to navigate and on the whole they look quite straight forward. The trend for hard cover rules, coming from the rpg genre, makes this rule set almost a coffee table book for wargamers.
I have for a while been looking at getting into the ruleset pike and shotte by warlord games which is a rule set that basically covers 1500 to 1700 a. It is a beautiful book in its own right with hundreds of color photo of the most exquisitely painted model soldiers taken. Things about the book i dont like as much is the explanation of formations in the beginning. Pike and shotte wargaming rules for the english civil war. This would also appear to be a trend in the hobby with high production values being high on the list of priorities, coupled with lots of nice pictures and set ups, scenarios and ideas, the rules set. These rules make it a very bad proposition for cavalry to charge a pike block.
It is a beautiful book in its own right with hundreds of color photo of the most exquisitely painted model soldiers taken from the worlds foremost collections. Ive been reading, and rereading, a section or two every day since. Warlord games pike and shotte rulebook the combat company. Some people dont like the fact that pike blocks and units of shot are separate units. For warlord games he developed black powder and hail caesar. At the back of the book is a nice quick reference guide, which can also be downloaded. The emphasis is not on individual miniatures, their arms and armor or the head count.
Rules for pike and musket wargames during the 16th and 17th centuries. Pike and shotte by steve morgan goodreads share book. This book was gonna range from from the afore mentioned renaissance to early lace wars. I followed the discussions on the warlord boards and yahoo groups. I played the roundheads while rob tookm command of the royalists. It is a beautiful book in its own right with hundreds of colour photo of the most exquisitely painted model soldiers taken from the world s foremost collections. The rule books intention is to inspire a collector to play gentlemanly. In fact, i sorta have been waiting for the designer to bring out his pike and shotte set baroque impetus for ages. It is a beautiful book in its own right with hundreds of colour photos of the most exquisitely painted model soldiers taken from the worlds foremost collections. The first edition of the rules was released in 2007 and the second edition in june 2009. Pike and shotte first battle aar and post battle conclusions about the rules peter and graham, like myself, had not played pike and shotte rules before wednesday and only i have read them. I thought id take a minute to give my views on a couple rule books im reading.
A site concerning miniature wargaming and armies using williamite warfare. Buy pike and shotte wargaming rules for the english civil war battles with model soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries rulebook main rule book by steve morgan, rick priestly isbn. A couple of weeks ago i picked up a copy of pike and shotte at the derby show. The rule books intention is to inspire a collector to play gentlemanly games with their collections of. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Meanwhile, royalists and parliamentarians fought for control of the nation in the english civil war. It focuses on warfare in europe from the italian wars in the 15th century up through the thirty years war, english civil wars and the wars of loius the xiv in the 17th century. We had both played a couple of games of pike and shotte and a game of black powder at historicon back in july, and had enjoyed the rules, so we were keen to try them out with our own toys. Pike and shotte wargaming rules by warlord games is the third rulebook publication. Buy pike and shotte wargaming rules for the english civil war battles with model soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries rulebook main rule book by.774 548 745 534 1300 1088 625 1269 1584 1469 1413 857 1124 1271 1584 832 139 1472 925 692 1104 841 551 1569 62 300 145 399 129 390 1392 1012 929 660 619 1004 1208 509 847 1364 927 230 388