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Title: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: tony on January 12, 2019, 03:18:21 pm
Yep


Title: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on January 14, 2019, 03:26:13 pm
1644 - The fight for the east goes on. The high water mark of the Royalist advance on London has started to ebb but there are still Royalists in Newark and Oxford for the Eastern Association to worry about and Rupert is on the rampage...…...At the moment I'm just looking for people to say which side they would like to be on. I'll be using my Scots again.
If anyone would like a game before making their mind up let me know and I'll organise a few games for those who have not played before or are thinking of using a different army.
Grahame


Title: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Mike Whitaker on January 14, 2019, 03:43:38 pm
Me. Royalists (obviously) :D


Title: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Pippa Peile on January 14, 2019, 03:47:33 pm
Ash and I would both be back in for this.


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Carl Fisher on January 14, 2019, 05:35:07 pm
Me too.


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Godbold on January 14, 2019, 05:59:09 pm
Count me in please. Parliament again. Cheers


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: colinabrett on January 15, 2019, 05:19:55 pm
Hi Grahame,

I'd like to resume my Parliamentary role.

Thanks,
Colin


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Andy Mellor on January 16, 2019, 10:33:47 am
I’d like to remain parliamentarian please. Might have some better trained troops this time though.


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Shawn Comer on January 17, 2019, 08:41:39 pm
I can remain Royalist, or could be convinced to switch sides if necessary for a chest of gold or promise of a title and high position in the new government.


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Andy Mellor on January 18, 2019, 08:32:17 am
Shawn, I think you'll be a snotty little ensign like the rest of us, but the chest of gold awaits!!!


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Rob Farley on January 18, 2019, 01:52:27 pm
Andy, you're confusing rank and title. There's no reason he couldn't be a snotty little ensign AND Marquis of somewhere-or-other, minister of sanitation. :D


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Andy Mellor on January 18, 2019, 02:24:23 pm
To true Rob, however this is for the house of commoners as we are fighting the King! Farmers (rich and religious ones) and Merchants will rule!! So the gold still stands.


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Carl Fisher on January 18, 2019, 02:39:22 pm
To true Rob, however this is for the house of commoners as we are fighting the King! Farmers (rich and religious ones) and Merchants will rule!! So the gold still stands.

Farmers like the Earls of Essex and Manchester?


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Andy Miller on January 19, 2019, 02:36:27 pm
I'm in


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Tom G on February 11, 2019, 06:29:51 pm
In.


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on February 21, 2019, 01:26:49 pm
We will be starting the 3rd Monday in May - May 20th. I will be posting full campaign details at the start of April.
Grahame


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Gary Martin on March 15, 2019, 03:56:05 pm
In


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on April 05, 2019, 03:47:48 pm
At the moment we have 13 players with 7 for Parliament and 6 for the King. I will be publishing the army types/points values allowed etc in the next week or so. Players are free to field a different type of army in 1644. If you know anyone  who would like to join in this time who missed out last time please encourage them to sign up. I can lend figures if necessary. So far we have:

For the King    : Mike, Ash, Pippa, Carl, Shawn, Tom

For Parliament : Grahame, Tony, Kevin, Colin, Andy Mellor, Andy Miller, Gary

Grahame


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Alan P on April 05, 2019, 05:08:13 pm
Happy to be for the King - but either way - my loyalties arent that strong! Thanks Alan


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on April 07, 2019, 01:36:53 pm
To all supporters of King or Parliament - rules for army lists etc are now attached. They are mostly the same as 1643 BUT there are some changes so read carefully. I shall want a hard copy of your list  by middle of May please. I will let you know the first scenario AFTER I have your lists in.
Grahame


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on April 07, 2019, 01:56:01 pm
OOPS - didn't make it clear that the Reserve is in addition to your 36 points for the campaign - effectively a single  free 4 pt unit. If by some chance you are brave enough to pick an Angry Locals army please see me to discuss your reserve!
Grahame


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Andy Mellor on April 07, 2019, 04:15:46 pm
Aggressive forlorn hope in Garrison army only? But they don’t need to assault fortication, or have the cavalry to dismount?
Wouldn’t they be used by field armies to capture strong points?
or all forlorn hope could just be limit for certain scenarios?


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Carl Fisher on April 07, 2019, 05:06:02 pm
As I said previously can you make all core Royalist cavalry Aggressive? Seems to fit the period better.

Perhaps with the option of not being Aggressive which is lost if the unit gets destroyed and reverts to basic stats?

Also can Forlorn Hope be the choice where Cavalry are forced to fight on foot?


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on April 08, 2019, 08:16:20 am
Garrison troops listed as agg. forlorn hope represent  cavalry who have had their horses eaten during a siege, bands of officers without any troops left or those brave enough to attempt to spike the enemy guns in a raid on the siege lines etc. There will be scenarios where cavalry in other army types will be allowed to dismount and be fielded as such eg to storm a building. This will be specified for the particular game.

I don't want to impose aggressive on all Royalist cavalry as by 1644 they had been beaten in open combat eg Winceby. It is certainly true that Rupert's Oxford horse could still sweep all before them but the quality of horse flesh and the quality of recruits wasn't what it was at the start of the war. I feel it best to allow the Royalist commanders the option of having some cavalry that isn't going to go tally-ho at the first opportunity.


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on April 08, 2019, 08:27:03 am
As I will be seeing all your army lists, here is mine. Apart from myself, please do not post your army list on this forum but let me have a copy that the enemy does not see!

Scots Field Army

Must Have    - Elite trotters [6] Vet Shot [6] Vet Shot[6]  Pike [4]
Could Have   - Commd Shot [2] Cmmd Shot [2] Vet Drgns [6]  Clansmen + Hero [4]
Reserve        - Scots lancers [4]

Grahame


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Andy Mellor on April 08, 2019, 09:23:47 am
Does the hero need to be placed in a unit at army selection, as in your list it looks like he can only be fielded with the clansmen? Or can you decide at deployment which unit he joins? (Clansmen a bit smelly so moves to a pike unit up wind)


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on April 08, 2019, 04:12:23 pm
Andy - Clarification on Heroes     - 0-2 Heroes allowed per army. Heroes are allocated to a particular unit and this is indicated in your army list. There are no restrictions on which unit they can be attached to. The hero stays with that unit until they are killed or their unit is destroyed on table and they are destroyed with it. Units that rout off and come back return with the hero still attached - the hero is unaffected by any downgrading of the unit. Remember - a hero only affects morale and gives no other benefit but is cumulative with that of the officer.
Grahame


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Grahame on April 10, 2019, 10:58:27 am
I will need your 36 pt list + reserve  on or before 13th May. I do not want or need to see your list for each individual mission. The first game will be on May 20th.
 If you wish to use the roster sheets from the rule book you can find them as follows:
 www.ospreypublishing.com > osprey games > gaming resources > osprey wargame series >OWG 19 ...as well as the company & officer rosters you can find a very useful Quick Reference Sheet.
Grahame


Title: Re: Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign
Post by: Andy Miller on April 10, 2019, 11:17:18 am
I'm working 20/05/2019. Is there a royalist who can't make this date and we can plan either side?
Andy