This is some pictures from our 3rd playtest of The Pikeman´s Lament rules during the Scanian War 1675-1679. This time we run a Morning Assault scenario where the eveil Danes are attacking the unprepered Swedes in the camp early in the morning somwere in Örkened parish.
The wily Danes as always use foul play and have during the night made a sneaky movement throught a "impossible" swamp to be able to launch their attack in the side of the Swedish defence line.
This time we used 2 Companies on each side with their own officer, and used cards for activation.
OOB - Danish
Officer: Second Lieutenant Niels Andersen, he are a Hothead and have a hard time with superiors - he have been demoted several times, but his freeshoter company loves that he cares for them and lead from the front.
2 Forlorn hope @ 4 Points each one with officer
2 Trotters @ 4 Points each
Officer: Second Lieutenant Uggle-Pher, are a known chriminal that claim to be a danish freedom fighter and they let him as long as hi and his Snapphanr only attacks the Swedes.
2 Veteran Dragoons @ 6 points each
OOB - Swedish
Officer: Second Lieutenant Lieutenant Nils Skytte, he are an Officer and a Gentleman in fancy clothes that the ladies really love.
1 Pike @ 4 Points with Officer
2 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Regimental gun @ 4 points
Officer: Village Priest Elias Tegnér, he are a blessed man that lead his flock of Småland allmoge to hunt downt the snapphane scum.
2 Raw Shot @ 3 points each one with officer
1 Aggressive Elite Galopper @ 6 point
You might think that some of the Companies have odd composstions, but that is as we want to try out specific troop types and rules:)
Deployment, the 1st Danish company are deployed in the Swamp and the second Danish company will arrive somewhere on the right table edge.
Swedish defence line with Shot and Regimental guns, the Pikeman are asleep in the camp.
Snapphanar in the forest...
As the sun rise the Danes are crossing the small stream and are in the Swedish defences...
The Swedes swiftley got their Gallopers up in the fronline to charge down the Danish Trotters.
Real men use a folding rule when they play wargames ;)
Catch a glimps of the Swedish Gallopers as they charge...
The Danish Trotters open fire on the Swedish Gallopers...
...and even before they had a chance to charge home the Gallopers had lost 30% of their men...
For once it seems like the Danish Trotters was good as they with ease managed to stop the Swedish charge. As the Galoppers was stopped the Swedish Officer order his pikmen to form up to be able to repell the Danish horse...
The Swedes send some Småland allmoge throught the forest to start were down the Trotters.
Now Uggle-Pher and his Snaphanar have started to cross the Swedish defences...
One of the Swedish Shot groups take a heavy toll due to the fire from the Dansih Dragoons.
Unexpected Swedish reinforcements... a unit of Shot from the Skaraborg regiment.
(Painted by Jesper at the Miniature Mayhem blog)
The Danes move further in to the Swedish camp...
Småland allmoge tries to fight of the Danes...
Danes push forward...as the Danish Dragoons manage to kill of the Swedish gun crew...
...as the Swedish reinforcement have moved up the Danish Trotters are rampaging the Swedish camp and tries to hunt down a group of Småland Allmoge on the run...
With just 2 units left the Swedes decide that it was time for a retreat... Due to his success the Danish Officer Second Lieutenant Niels Andersen was promoted to Lieutenant.
One again a very nice game, the multiplayer mode works good and the troops more or less behave as I planed for...just some bad dice rolls can throw the best plan... More test games will follow;)
Thanks for reading !