Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NATIONAL ARMY LISTS FOR THE PIKEMAN’S LAMENT



I and Dan have had some questions regarding national army lists for The Pikemans Lament. We chose to exclude them from the rules, as at the company level we set our games at, you wouldn’t have troops representing the overall ratios of a national army. But since it seems like some players would like to have them, who are we to say no? So here’s a bunch of national army lists for different conflicts for the period 1618-1721. The lists are by no means complete or set in stone, so please feel free to adjust our suggestions as you wish.


SECOND POLISH WAR 1626-1629 (third part of the war)
SWEDEN
4 Gallopers @ 4 points each (Swedish and Finnish Horse)
2 Commanded Shot @ 2 points each
1 Regimental Gun @ 4 points (Leather gun)

POLISH-LITHUANIAN COMMONWELTH
2 Aggressive Elite Gallopers @ 6 points each (Hussars and Pancerni)
1 Trotters @ 4 points (German Mercenary Rajtar)
2 Dragoons @ 4 points each (Cossacks and Tatars)

THIRTY YEARS’ WAR 1618–1648
SWEDEN
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Aggressive Elite Gallopers @ 6 points (Finnish Horse)
1 Aggressive Gallopers @ 4 points (Swedish Horse)
1 Commanded Shot @ 2 points

HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE AND CATHOLIC LEAGUE
2 Pike @ 4 points each
2 Shot @ 4 points each
2 Trotters @ 4 pints each (arquebusiers)

SPAIN
2 Pike @ 4 points each
2 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Commanded Shot @ 2 points 
1 Aggressive Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (Sword and Buckler man)

FRENCH
1 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (The King’s Musketeers)
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Field artillery @ 6 points

ENGLISH CIVIL WARS 1642–1651
ROYALIST
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Shot @ 4 points each
2 Gallopers @ 4 points each
1 Dragoons @ 4 points

PARLIAMENT
2 Raw Pike @ 3 points each
4 Raw Shot @ 3 points each
1 Raw Dragoons @ 3 points
1 Raw Trotters @ 3 points

NEW MODEL ARMY
1 Veteran Pike @ 6 points
2 Veteran Shot @ 6 points each
1 Elite Gallopers @ 6 points

COVENANTER
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Regimental gun @ 4 points
1 Raw Dragoons @ 3 points
1 Clansmen @ 3 points (Highlanders)
1 Commanded Shot @ 2 points

MONTROSE
1 Veteran Pike @ 6 points (Irish)
2 Veteran Shot @ 6 points each (Irish)
2 Clansmen @ 3 points each (Highlanders)

FRANCO-DUTCH WAR 1672-1678
FRANCE
1 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (The King’s Musketeers)
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Shot @ 4 points each
2 Raw Gallopers @ 3 points each

DUTCH
2 Pike @ 4 points each
4 Shot @ 4 points each

PRUSSIA
4 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (Grenadiers)
1 Commanded Shot @ 2 points (Jaegers)

ENGLAND
1 Pike @ 4 points
5 Shot @ 4 points each

SCANIAN WAR 1675–1679
SWEDEN
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Shot @ 4 points each
3 Gallopers @ 4 points each

DENMARK
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Shot @ 4 points each
2 Trotters @ 4 points each
1 Dragoons @ 4 points

GREAT TURKISH WAR 1683-1699
OTTOMANS
2 Veteran Shot @ 6 points each (Janissaries; may form Close Order)
3 Trotters @ 4 points each (Sipahis cavalry)

HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
1 Pike @ 4 points
4 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Gallopers @ 4 points

POLISH-LITHUANIAN COMMONWELTH
2 Aggressive Elite Gallopers @ 6 points each (Hussars and Pancerni)
2 Veteran Dragoons @ 6 points each (Cossacks and Tatars)

WAR OF THE GREATE ALLIANCE 1688-1697
FRANCE
1 Pike @ 4 points
2 Veteran Shot @ 6 points each
2 Gallopers @ 4 points each

JACKOBITE
1 Aggressive Forlorn Hope @ 6 points (Really angry Highlanders)
4 Clansmen @ 3 points each (Highlanders)
1 Dragoons @ 4 points (Highlanders with cute horses)
1 Commanded Shot @ 2 points (Highlanders that take the time to aim)

ENGLAND
1 Pike @ 4 points
4 Shot @ 4 points each
1 Dragoons @ 4 points

GREAT NORTHERN WAR 1700–1721
SWEDEN
2 Raw Pike @ 3 points each
2 Raw Shot @ 3 points each (May form Close Order)
1 Regimental gun @ 4 points
2 Aggressive Gallopers @ 4 points each

RUSSIA
4 Raw Shot @ 3 points each (May form Close Order)
2 Forlorn Hope @ 6 points each (Grenadiers)

SAXONY
4 Shot @ 4 points each (May form Close Order)
2 Dragoons @ 4 points each

WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION / MARLBOROUG`S WAR 1701-1714
BRITISH
4 Veteran Shot @ 6 points each (May form Close Order)

FRANCE
6 Shot @ 4 points each (May form Close Order)

GERMANY ALLIES
5 Shot @ 4 points each (May form Close Order)
1 Dragoons @ 4 points







11 comments:

  1. This should prove very useful, thank you Michael.

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  2. Thank you, perfect timing, as we are playing at the club this Sunday.

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  3. A great resource to get us started, many thanks.

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  4. Yes, many thanks.

    Slightly off topic but when you reviewed Osprey's Chosen Men rule set you mentioned that you used The Pikeman's Lament with some very small adaption for the Finnish War 1808 game.

    Would you please list those small adaptions to Pikemen's Lament for Napoleonic's?

    Thanks again.

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  5. Thank you all! I hope it Will bring good inspiration to you.


    @ William, i indeed can, just let me have a week or so and i Will write up a blogpost regarding the small adaptions, have to find My notes from the game...

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  6. Fantastic stuff. just what I was looking for.
    I also have a mini review of the rules here.
    http://warfareintheageofcynicsandamateurs.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/game-51-pikemans-lament-mccartys-tavern.html

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