Monday, September 25, 2017

The Pikemans Lament at the Swedish Armymuseum



This sunday I was invited to the Swedish Armymuseum and their Wargaming exebition to run some demogames of the Pikemans Lament. I got great help from my club mateys Andy and Ulf to run the 3 games we managed to play during the day.

The setting for the games was the Scanian War 1675-1679 fought between Sweden and Denmark, primary in the region Scanian in south of Sweden.

I had made a 3 side scenario with 5 companies in total; 2 companies of Danes and Scanian Rebells (Snapphanar) that was on a mission to raid a farm for supplies, there was 2 companies of Swedes that had as a mission to burn the farm and a 3rd side with a "companie" of Scanian Allmoge that wanted to defend their homes agains both the Swedes and the Danes. We had some really caotic, fun and entertaining games indeed.

The terrain used are a part of the exebition, and the houses are perry medieval ones that yours truly built and painted for the exebition.

Below a bunch of pictures from the day. Thanks to all that came and had a look and participated in the games.





































14 comments:

  1. Fantastic! What an honour to be invited.
    I sure it was popular - who wouldn't love playing on a such a table?

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  2. Lovely looking table and figures as always. Great stuff and glad you were able to demo at the museum.
    Cheers, Peter

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  3. Beautiful terrain and figures. It sounds like you had a great time.

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  4. Fantastic looking games Michael sounds like a great day😀

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  5. Really nice. Do anyone know of a good source for Danish uniforms & flags of the scanian war?

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    1. Thanks !

      This .pdf are a very good source:

      https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/19852469/danish-army-1675-79pdf/7

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  6. Fantastic
    There is also a wonderful picture series
    and really interesting this topic,
    Danish and Swedish war

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  7. Thank you all !

    The terrain we used are a part of the exebition. I built the houses and Oskar and Olle that work at the museum have built the gaming borad, it is really stunning and very fun to game on.

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  8. I was sick and could not attend. Major bummer as this game looks great.

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