Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1 days to release... Missions



Day before the day...for the official publication day of my and Dan Merseys wargaming rules The Pikeman´s Lament published by Osprey.

Todays blogpost I will focus a little bit on the Missions you play with The Pikemans Lament rules. The rules are focused at small scale fights with a company aside, troops on patroll, out foraging, escorts etc. I know that some might want to play out historical battles and than I might sugest that you divide the battle in different parts, probably the different stages of the battle, and play them out as a mini campaign giving the Officers honour and promotions as well as new traits in between the games.


This is a really rewarding way to play the Pikemans Lament and I have run a few games during the playtest in this way, especially the 5 Scenarios I divided the Battle of Newburn, 28th August 1640 in to, As a part of my article in Wargaming Soldier and Strategy Issue 87, that by the way was the first official scenarios published for The Pikeman´s Lament :)

When I wrote the article I read-up on the battle and from the different event that was described during the battle I designed 5 inter-linked scenarios that are set with about one hours time inbetween on the 28th august 1640.

Below you can see a bunch of pictures from different playtest games, the English  are painted by me and the Scottish Covenanter by my matey Andy.


















































3 comments:

  1. Fantastic work, Michael, and many congratulations again! My copy arrived yesterday in the post, and it's everything I hoped it would be

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