Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Battle at Green Fields - ECW Pike and Shotte

Field of battle with Scots and Royalists fighting the forces of the people!

Last Saturday was an ideal opportunity to have a wonderful day of gaming at the NWS.

Cookie, Martin, Steve, Guido and myself took the opportunity to have a Blackpowder game using the wonderful Pike and Shotte rules which we have very much been enjoying recently at the club.  With everyone else bringing the figures for a change, I was very happy to play a minor role on the flank and try not to do too much that would prove disastrous. 

Setting up was devoid of terrain tiles which made things a bit easier.  Who remembers chalkboard paint???

The boys prepare their plans!

Lovely Scots Covenantors that I used to own but with Steve now.

Steve and Martin start the war of words.

Guidos lovely figures including some Thirty Years War rings ins take up position.

The Royalist centre awaits the impending bombardment

Martins lovely Redoubt ECW figures

My command on the left flank

Early combat between Parliamentarian horse and Scots swill!!

The Scots blunder early and advance at full pelt onto the enemy lines.

"Onward and upward lads"

Beautifully painted by Big Chris, these Renegade Royalists are wonderful figures to look and play with. 
Lovely figures Cookie!!

Good support is essential in the Pike and Shotte rules

The game was a cracker with so much action happening after lunch the photographic duties were forgotten.

Wonderful day of gaming capped by a winning draw to the men of Parliament...at least that's our story!


  1. Thanks for sharing, Carlo. My ECW troops are the least used and among the oldest in my collection. I picked up Pike and Shotte this summer, as many seem to like those rules, and await an opportunity to use them on the table.

    1. You will enjoy them Peter. I was very retiscent about Blackpowder style games howeevr my concerns were without fibre. They are a good fun set of rules which are quick moving and play well.

  2. Fantastic looking game! Redoubt's ECW figures are some of my favorites and feature prominently in my ECW collection.
    Great to see so many troops out on the table.

  3. Great to see this close-up (top piccies as usual Carlo), having seen this from a distance on the day.
    Didn't your horse spend its time grazing and observing...?!!!

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