Sunday, May 16, 2021

Pike & Shotte Pre-Battle Roll Call

As with the earlier posts inventorying units for Hail Caesar games which I hope to host in the not-too-distant future, here's one for a Pike & Shotte game. Granted not too many units, but as I've yet to play my first game with these rules, probably best not having too many units anyway. These are all ECW troops, including some Scots Covenanters. Probably doing something based loosely on Marston Moor where the Scots were present and also Prince Rupert and his Blue Coats - another unit I have. Again, the troops are packed together tighter than in an actual game to allow for better photos. Also, terrain is lacking and would be added for a real game.

Royalist army at the top of the photo and Parliamentarians and Scots at the bottom of the photo.
Another view from the Parliamentarian side facing the Royalists.
The Royalist army with King Charles in the center with his entourage. The army consists of 4 small Commanded Shot armed with firelocks; two regiments each of a pike block and 2 wings of shot (one regiment being Prince Rupert's Blue Coats); a unit of Horse with sword and pistols; a unit of Cuirassiers with sword and pistols; a demi culverin and a mortar.
Royalist right with 2 units of Commanded Shot with firelocks screening a regiment of pike and shot; a mortar in the rear along with a unit of Cuirassiers.
The Royalist left with Prince Rupert's 2 Red Coated units of Commanded Shot with firelocks; his Blue Coated regiment of pike and shot; a demi culverin flanking; in the rear Prince Rupert's unit of Horse.
King Charles taking the spot of Army General in the army's center.
The Parliamentarians and Scots Covenanters army.
Scots Covenanters on the left wing - a Sniper; a Frame Gun and a 9 pounder Falcon; a regiment of pike and shot; a unit of Horse with sword and pistols.
The Parliamentarian army general - no one in particular at the moment; possibly Sir Thomas "Black Tom" Fairfax.
The Parliamentarian right; 2 units of Command Shot with firelocks; a regiment of pike and shot; a unit of Horse with swords and pistols.

Again, not a whole lot of units, but enough for a trial game of the rules, I think. Thanks again for stopping by the blog and hope you enjoy looking around. Best wishes to you all as always.

42 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much, Norm. The highlighting really helps out the otherwise simple (Minwax stain over blocked painting) painting process. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Fantastic looking armies Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Vladimir! Need to get a real game in soon. Warmest regards, Dean

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  4. Great looking ECW armies Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Mike. Looking forward to trying them out with Pike &Shotte someday soon. Warmest regards, Dean

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  5. An interesting era.
    Good job. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words and visit. Best regards, Dean

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  6. Lovely looking units- I look forward to seeing how you fare with P&S; we've been using P&S for our campaign games.

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    1. Thank you so much! I saw your recent post on the Battle of Monkton Farleigh. Beautiful figures and terrain - very inspiring and good to know P&S works well. Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks so much again, Michal! Best regards, Dean

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  8. Those look so good, Dean, super inspiring. I'm just starting the period, and am stoked to see how well things can look when they come together.

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    1. Thank you very much, Markus! Appreciate the visit and kind words as always. Warmest regards, Dean

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  9. Fantastic looking armies Dean!
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you so much, Mario! Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. More lovely looking ECW units! What side do you prefer?

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry. Well, up until Prince Rupert's dog Boye was alive (killed at the Battle of Marston Moor), I'd go with Royalists. After that, it's a toss up between the New Model Army or Montrose (both of which I don't have any particular units for at the moment). Kindest regards, Dean

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  11. An awesome parade Dean and in reality, with modern rule sets, these are probably the sensible size to make your armies, rather than the enormous collection I have, which rarely gets an outing and never all to the same game!

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    1. Thanks again for the good words, Keith. Yes, especially since I'm always a bit slow with rules (particularly combat resolution) :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  12. So Dean, you painted these English Civil War armies while you were setting up the ancients for the photo-shoot?!
    A joyous sight once more.
    Regards, James

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    1. Lol! I have to admit last year's lock down increased painting time for sure. With the return to "normal" looming I had to take stock in what I had done and needing to be bloodied. Warmest regards, Dean

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  13. A brilliant looking collection Dean.

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  14. Splendid looking collection Dean! Now you just need to start the Italian wars!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I do have an interest in landsknechts, so maybe someday. Kindest regards, Dean

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  15. Well they do look ready for battle! Impressive collection you've put together Dean! I do hope they get to see some action soon!

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    1. Thank you very much, Tim! Appreciate your visit and kind comment. Warmest regards, Dean

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  16. The collection arrayed for battle is looking great Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Scrivs. I regret not being interesting in ECW back in 2013 when me and Pat Lowinger were there for the WAB GT. I would've liked to have visited some of the battlefields from the war. Best regards, Dean

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  17. Lovely battle, Dean! It looks cool!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sergey! Kind regards, Dean

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  18. Super looking collection, Dean! Satisfying to see them deployed for battle. I do pulling my ECW collection out of boxes for an upcoming game too.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Looking forward to seeing your figures and game. Kindest regards, Dean

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  19. It will be a great game. The collection looks impressive.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Bartek! Hopefully soon. Warmest regards, Dean

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  20. Yet more fantastic looking minis. Truly impressive!

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