|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!