Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Pikeman's Lament - 24 Point Sengoku Army

The local "Rampant" loyalists have decided to get into The Pikeman's Lament. Using the "Exotic Army List" I will be able to get my old (as in Old Glory) ashigaru and samurai figures on the table again. Here they are as: 1 Aggressive Forlorn Hope OR Aggressive Elite Gallopers @ 6 points (Samurai on foot or mounted); 2 Shot @ 4 points each (Ashigaru with Teppu/Harquebus); 2 Pike @ 4 points each (Ashigaru with Yari/Long Spears) 1 Commanded Shot @ 2 points (Ashigaru with Yumi/Bow).
I've yet to read through the rules - they just arrived today thanks to a trial Amazon Prime membership; they can't be too far removed from the previous Rampant sets (Lion and Dragon). I'm very fortunate to belong to a community here who are into these rules.
As mentioned above, these figures were painted a long time ago and used with various rule sets before - i.e. WAB and Hail Caesar. I'm looking forward to getting them into action action. Thanks for visiting and wishing you the best!

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    1. Thank you, Michal! Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Old figures; new rules; good friends; what could be better?

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Yes, looking forward to getting them in action again. Best regards, Dean

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  3. Interesting stuff. I have tried Samurai Battles and Impetus for this scale of fight, I am interested to hear how Pikeman's Lament works.

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    1. Thank you, Jake. Yes, I'm also curious to see how they'll fare. Although I'm familiar enough with Lion/Dragon Rampant - there are some period-unique rules which will make running this army (company) interesting (I hope). Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Neil! Warmest regards, Dean

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  5. A very fine looking force indeed Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks so much, Christopher. Can't wait to see how they will perform with these rules. Warm regards, Dean

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  6. Very nice indeed, Dean! I too have been wanting to give Pikeman's Lament a try.

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    1. Thanks, Scott! Appreciate your visit and interest. Took a cursory look at the rules; no surprises with the basics, but there are some subtle bits to better reflect the nuances of the period. Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Impressive cavalry and impressive hats, what a wonderful army Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Again, these are veteran figs, but appreciate your kind words. Best regards, Dean

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  8. Excellent army! I wait for reports on her victories 8)

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    1. Lol! Thank you kindly - hope to report back with some nice reviews. Regards, Dean

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  9. That is a smashing looking army, best of luck with the rules.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Glad to be able to use these veterans again with a fresh set of rules. Kind regards, Dean

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  10. Lovely looking army, I'm also thinking of having a go with pikemans lament,be interested to hear how your games go!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I'm looking forward to seeing how the "period specific" rules add some flavor to the tried and trusted core rules. Warm regards, Dean

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  11. Being able to dust off the figures for a new rule set is always a plus. Samurai are hard to resist putting on the table as they are so colorful.

    Amazon Prime, I did the same thing. I ended up signing up for the 99 bucks a year because you can stream movies. I was like I don't order that much to make it worth my while. But the Movie streaming and music pushed me over to the dark side. With Netflix and this well worth it now.

    The one year is way better than the monthly rate.

    Well my two cents anyways.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and the tip about the annual membership. I have to look into this. Warmest regards, Dean

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  12. Dean these look great as with all of Dan's rules, any period can be covered which makes for great figure recycling :-)

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    1. Thanks, Stuart. The flexibility of the rules, particularly with Dragon Rampant, really makes it enjoyable to build units. This,not only with existing models, but quite inspiring to pick up new ones. Kind regards, Dean

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  13. Very nice! I'm looking forward to seeing them on the table.

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    1. Thank you very much, David. I'm also thinking about another company with a more European flavor :) Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! I'm considering a more conventional force; possibly Spaniards. Warm regards and appreciate the visit, Dean

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