The Pikeman’s Lament

Pike and Shot Wargaming Rules

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The Pikeman’s Lament

Pike and Shot Wargaming Rules

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Description

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 honor 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 favor 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 flavor 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.

Table of Contents

Overview/ Understanding the basics/ Playing the game/ Army lists/ Strategies and tactics/ Sample armies/ Scenarios/ Campaigns

Product details

Published Jan 24 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472817310
Imprint Osprey Games
Illustrations 42 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Osprey Wargames
Short code OWG 19
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Daniel Mersey

Daniel Mersey has spent more than three decades le…

Author

Michael Leck

Michael Leck is a Swedish wargamer who runs the ex…

Illustrator

Mark Stacey

Mark Stacey was born in Manchester, UK, in 1964 an…

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