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.
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.