Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Pikeman´s Lament AAR #4 - Convoy Ambush 1678



Here are a few pictures from a playtest of The Pikeman´s Lament rules during the Scanian War 1675-1679. This time we run a Convoy Ambush scenario where the eveil Danes under command of the most efficient Lieutenant Niels Andersen are attacking the Swedes convoy under command of the not nos efficient Second Lieutenant Lieutenant Nils Skytte somwere in Örkened parish, Scania.

The wily Danes as always use foul play and have set up an ambush by a small farm there they know the Swedes use to stop to give the draft animals water.

Unfortunate I got a bit caught up in the game and forgot to take pictures, so there is just a few of them...sorry;)

OOB - Danish

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 and due to his achievements he have now been promoted one again to Lieutenant.
2 Trotters @ 4 Points each
2 Dragoons @ 4 points each
2 Veteran Commanded Shot @ 4 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.
3 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Aggressive Galopper @ 4 point
2 Dragoons @ 4 point each


The Swedes have stopped and the main part of them are at the river giving the draft animals water, at that moment the Danes spring their ambush, sending in troops from all around...


Keep calm, dont get panic... PANIC !!!! Second Lieutenant Lieutenant Skytte, screams like a madman to get them draft aninmals back to the wagons...


Meanwhile a group of Danish trotter thought it would be a good ideea to charge some Swedish dragoons that tried to cover the convoy rout for saftey...


The Swedish Dragoons retreated but the cheering Danish Trotters didn´t do that for long as they got attackt by a group of Swedish Agressive Galoppers that arrived as reinforcements...


Somehow the Danes managed to fight back good and both sides took heavy casulties....


At the same time some Scanian Snapphanar with spiritual guidance from the village priest advanced in the open to try to catch some of the wagons...BUT with a fearsome salvo delivered by a Platoon from the Skaraborg regiment there was only the Priest left... "PRAISE THE LORD  "


The priest run for cover...


The draft animals was back at the wagons and the convoy could start moving along the road...

about here i forgott to take any more pictures as I was so exited about a upcomming Swedish victory;)

and indeed it become a Swedish Victory, the first during our playtest games... but the Danes claimed that the scenario needed some adjustments...

Indeed a good game, especially with the Swedish victory:) The story about Second Lieutenant Lieutenant Skytte and Lieutenant Andersen will soon continue...

35 comments:

  1. Nice to see a Swedish victory and don't listen to those Danish chaps;)

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    1. Indeed it was the poor Lt. skytte really needed some progress:)

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  2. Looked and sounded like a good Swedish victory to me!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you are in for a testade when in Stockholm next time.

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  4. Excellent looking game, must try that scenario. Those Danes are sneaky devils

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    1. Thanks Matt! Indeed the Danes are;) but i actually adjusted the scenario Sins we played it, but if you got My latest draft 1.4 you should have the adjusted one, please try it out and give feedback :)

      Best regards Michael

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  5. Well done Swedish side...and well done for these beautiful pictures!

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    1. Glad you are a Swedish supporter Phil :)

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  6. Excellent report - thanks for keeping us all up to date here ... beautiful games! :-)

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    1. Haha... You can Expected much more Scanian war as well as The Pikeman's Lament Jay :)

      I look forward to see your pike and shot project when you get started, only about 15 month to the release of the rules so plenty of time to paint;)

      Best regards Michael

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  7. Another great AAR...and more great pics of your lovely figures and table. Looking forward to the next installment!

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    1. Very appreciated! Next installment in progress ;)

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  8. These reports really are wonderful to read and drool over.

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  9. You won a game...?
    Excellent AAR by the way

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    1. Ofcourse i didn't Win, I never Win, but the ones playing the swedes did, i was just running the game :)

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  10. Lovely batrep Michael! and Always stunning terrain and great looking minis!

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  11. Great color and awesome slideshow
    I like these buildings and the battle description

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    1. Thank you very much!

      The building are a fler maket find that My friend Jesper have painted.

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  12. Beautiful stuff! And good to see the Swedes win (eventhough I guess that means that the scenario was unbalanced :-))
    /Mattias

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    1. Thanks matey!

      Scenario have been adjusted... ;)

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  13. Nice report Michael! It was a fun game too.

    The discussion after was very interesting, with lots of great ideas with regards to convoy scenarios.

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    1. Very nice that you participated and the discussing afterwords was indeed good so I have adjusted the scenario some regarding to that.

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  14. As always I can't get enough of seeing you lovely figures in action. Well done!

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    1. Thank you very much, very appreciated comment :)

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  15. An excellent looking game Michael. I'll remember this scenario for my Donnybrook adventures!

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