Sunday, 29 January 2017

A test game of The Pikeman's Lament.

Major, the honourable Thomas Ignacious Trimble, (don't mention his initials) is commanding his company on behalf of his majesty King Charles I, against the forces of Parliament. The son of a wealthy land owner, he rolled a seven on the Officer Traits table, giving him the trait of Brave, allowing him to add a +2 on all morale rolls, instead of +1.


His company comprises:


Captain Barker's Troop.


Captain Sullivan's Troop.


Captain Foulston's Dragoons.


Trimble's Pike.


Trimble's Shot.


Captain Spencer's Shot.


Major Adam Thorpe is a veteran of the Thirty Years War, he has worked his way up through the ranks. He threw a six on the Officer Traits table, allotting him the trait of brutal, Any units within 12 inches of him automatically pass failed rally tests, sacrificing one mini from the unit.



His company comprises:

Captain Garnett's Troop.


1st Troop Captain Okey's Dragoons.


2nd Troop, Captain Okey's Dragoons.


Forlorn Hope.


Clan McGregor.


Clan Douglas.

I have chosen not give any units upgrades etc. for this first test battle. Each Company is exactly 24 points in strength.

I don't have a lot of 28mm terrain with me, so the battlefield will have to be simple, but I will include fields, hills and trees. Photos and a batrep will follow.



17 comments:

  1. God save the King!

    Is that chap Thorpe reading a book on horseback?

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    1. Yes he is, I assume he is a devout Puritan and that is his bible.

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  2. outstanding! I want to see an AAR. I'm on the fence about the rules since I already play Victory without Quarter, Black Powder Pike and Shotte in 28mm

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    1. We also play Black Powder, Pike and Shotte in 28mm, But these are a good set of rules to introduce new people to the period. Once they have a force in this, they can play, while building up to Pike and Shotte size forces.

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    2. Thank you Steve, I hope to at least start the battle today, but am a little behind schedule at the moment. I too play BP Pike and Shotte.

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    3. Agree Kenneth, this is an excellent rule set to get people playing quickly, just a few troops and horse to start with, then build up as and when you can.

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  3. Looking forward to the AAR :)

    I really like the clansman minis

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    1. Thank you Dalauppror, they are the Highland Clansmen metal minis from Perry, along with a blister pack 'Errant Scum' they make for a great unit.

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  4. Great stuff as usual. Looking forward to the fisticuffs.

    God sayve the Kyng!

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    1. Thank you Leo, I am setting up the table at the moment, so the action should begin later today.

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  5. Nice set up Ian, some great characters and troops looking forward to seeing the action my friend

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  6. Nice set up Ian, some great characters and troops looking forward to seeing the action my friend

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    1. Thanks Steph, the table is now set up and the troops in their starting positions. It is so grey and overcast here at the moment, the photos aren't the best. I may have to carry on tomorrow.

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  7. Quite a few very nice units you have here!! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you my friend, some haven't seen the light of day for a couple of years or more. PL has rekindled my interest in the period.

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  8. Superb minis! And I must say,a great blog you have in overall.

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    1. Many thanks Jyri, very pleased you found the blog, and are enjoying it.

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