Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Pikeman's Lament in the Post today:)

After almost two years of waiting and work I got a advance copy of The Pikemans Lament in the post today, such a greate fealing to see onces first wargaiming rules IRL.

I hope you all will like how I and Dan Mersey have reworked the Lion rampant rules in to Pike and Shot wargaming rules. The official release date are late January 2017 so i´m not sure that Santa can bring you a copy ;)

Anyway pleased with the book and I hope you will be that to. If you want to pre order a copy you can do so at the Osprey site.

The Pikeman’s Lament 
Short code: OWG-19
 Publication Date: 26 Jan 2017 
Number of Pages: 64 
Paperback 9781472817310 £11.99 

Recreate the action and drama of 17th Century warfare on your tabletop with The Pikeman's Lament. Start by creating your Officer - is he a natural leader raised from the ranks, the youngest son of a noble family, or an old veteran who has seen too many battles? As you campaign, your Officer will win honour and gain promotion, acquiring traits that may help lead his men to victory. Before each skirmish, your Officer must raise his Company from a wide range of unit options - should he lean towards hard-hitting heavy cavalry or favour solid, defensively minded infantry? Companies are typically formed from 6-8 units, each made up of either 6 or 12 figures, and quick, decisive, and dramatic games are the order of the day. With core mechanics based on Daniel Mersey's popular Lion Rampant rules, The Pikeman's Lament captures the military flavour of the 17th Century, and allows you to recreate skirmishes and raids from conflicts such as the Thirty Years' War, the English Civil Wars, and the Great Northern War.


  1. Congratulations!👍🏻
    I can't wait to see them.

  2. Great looking may be the start of a new project ?

  3. Congratulations buddy - man I love that cover!!

  4. Well done Sir, you must be very proud.

  5. Congrat's Michael! Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy next year.

  6. Congrats Michael, looking forward to seeing the finished article. I know someone who is already planning on using these for Samurai themed skirmish games.

  7. Well done, Michael! Congratulations on joining the ranks of published authors!

  8. Awesome!!! Great work!! I will be ordering a copy soon!

  9. Hi Michael - I can't wait. I am very much looking forward to getting a copy. Huge congratulations!!

  10. Grattis!
    Really fun seeing that project become a product.

  11. Congratulations!!! This looks as avery interesting ruleset.

  12. Congratulations! I'm having a hard time waiting too. In the mean time I'm remounting a substantial number of figures to your 3-2-1 basing system.

    1. Great fun to see these rules in print. We've really enjoyed playtesting them at the club. I can thoroughly recommend them.

  13. Awesome! Grattis! Upeeta! Wunderbar! Will place a pre-order... I kinda need it, because we're playing it already ;-) (Game last night, working on a AAR right now: )

  14. Exciting! Looking forward to seeing them!