Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Pikeman´s Lament AAR #7 - Rescue of Lieutenant Skytte...



Here are a some pictures from one of our playtest games of The Pikeman´s Lament rules during the Scanian War 1675-1679. This time we run a plain Rescue mission as the Swedish "hero" Lieutenant Nils Skytte, yes he have been promoted but he was also captured by the danes in the last game so he is now a Danish Prisoner on a small scanian farm waiting to be exanged, transported to Copenhagen or freed by his loyal men...

Of course his men are very loyal although Lieutenant Skytte manage to lead his men in to troubble...so they have decided to try to rescue Lieutenant Skytte... The Danes of course under command of the most efficient Captain Niels Andersen that was at the farm with som Shot units and a field gun.

OOB Swedish
Officer: Second Lieutenant Nils Skytte, he are an Officer and a Gentleman in fancy clothes that the ladies really love even if hi is a military misfit... in this Scenatio he is imprissoned at the farm so he can´t influence his troops untill he have been freed.

2 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Forlon Hope @ 4 points each
1 Regimental gun @ 4 points
3 Agressive Galoppers @ 4 points each
3 Dragoons @ 4 points each

OOB - Danish 
Officer: Captain 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 to Captain.
3 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Raw Shot @ 3 points
1 Field gun @ 6 points
2 Elit Trotters @ 6 points each
3 Dragoons @ 4 points each

The Scanian farme was well defended by the danes that even brought a fieldgun...

The Swedes didm´t hesitate and sent forward their galoppers...

While the Galoppers rode to make a frontal attack the swedish infantry and Regimental gun advanced through a field...


Headless charge of teh Field gun....

The gun crew tpoo a real beating and run away...
The Swedish galoppers puch through and engaged a unit of shot...

Thad delivered a fearsom salvo making the Swedish horse retreat as they self also retreated in to one of the farm houses...

Swedish galoppers on their way back to regroup...


The Danes reinforece the defence of the farm with a unit of pike...


With most Danes chased away from the farm yard the Swedes send forward a unit of shot to free the Lieutenant...

The Danes reman the field gun, but have problems to get it firing as it seems like the Swedes managed to spike it...

As the danish Pike´s enter the farm yard the swedes bring in evem more galoppers...


Danish dragoons on a de tour...

Even more danish reinforcements... 










After great problem to cross the hedge the Swedish cgaloppers at last can charge...the pikemen... ouch...


The Swedish galoppers are all repelled by a stoic defence by the danish pike, and they have to retreat...




Muuu !!!


One again the Swedish galoppers charge in to the farmyard to engage the Danish Pike...



...and the Daneish Pike unit are at last defeated but to a high cost in Swedish hore...












After several tuns of shooting the Swedish shots charge the last remaining Danish shot unit that guard Lieutenant Skytte...

The defet the danes but loose their heart in the process and retreat before they manage to free Lieutenant Skytte...

The Swedes now throw in their last the reserv in the form of two forlorn hope...



Some Danish dragoons have got around on the Swedish flank and tries to stop their advance...



Some Danish dragoons have got around on the Swedish flank and manage to stop their advance with the help of the danish Trotters...

As the Swedes almost have Lieutenant Skytte freed a group of Scanian allmoge runs forward and start to drag him away... the Swedes decide they had it for the day and starts to retreat...

Danish victory once again... The Swedes decide to ransom back poor Lieutenant Skytte...

More Scanian war action in the progress. :)

18 comments:

  1. Länge leve Östdanmark!!!

    Seems like you had a great time. And I'm definately interested in more The Pikeman's lament.

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  2. Wow, that was a really neat scenario and looks like a fun game.

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  3. This was a great game, I was in charge of the Swedish Cavalry units and I threw everything I had at the Danish to give the infantry time to come up and push the Danish out of the area and rescue the Lieutenant. Unfortunately the Infantry was stuck in the mud., the game showed how a battle could ebb and flow. I the beginning we all thought this was going to be a quick Swedish victory but because we could not coordinate the attacks from the Infantry and the Cavalry we were unable to take our objective.
    Pikeman's Lament is a great set of rules that are great fun to play. I look forward to playing more once I can break contact with the real world..... Thanks again for a fun and exciting game!

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  4. Wow, as always a great looking game!

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  5. What eye candy! More beautiful pics of a stunning table and figs!

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  6. Cool game and wonderful photos Michael!

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  7. As always a cracking looking game Michael!

    Christopher

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  8. Hey I remember this one! Always nice with a victory after such a close run thing. :)

    It was a really fun and tense game, where the battle swung back and forth. Thanks for hosting!

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  9. Oh my goodness, what an amazing looking game!

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  10. Wow, the eye candy alone made this a real good read!

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  11. A wonderful table!
    Great report, Michael, many thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a lovely looking game, thanks for all the pics! I need another game like I need a hole in the head, but this post makes it very tempting. :-)

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  13. Stupid rules.... the Swedes seem to loose every time. Must be the rules :-)

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  14. Aw man! I misread your initial post about the rules & thought they were going to be published in Jan 2016. I was really looking forward to mixing them with Dragon Rampant to make a Witch Finder General type game. Guess I'll just have more time to get my ECW figures painted.

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  15. What a nice looking game! It's always a pleasure to read your AAR's as every pic is so crammed full with action and nice little details.

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  16. Hi,i`m not into war gaming,but like to read good battle reports along with good looking photo`s coupled with a story. So in this respect i was very pleased to cast an i upon your stuff. Jolly Good Fun! Good Job they spiked that cannon. Greetings from BB

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