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Pikeman's Lament ECW campaign

Started by Grahame, January 16, 2018, 09:51:21 am

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Grahame

It is 1643 and our part of England is embroiled in conflict - Kings Lynn, Stamford & Crowland have declared for the King. Newcastle's royalist army have captured York and Lincoln and are heading south and Royalist raiding parties from Newark and Oxford are at the borders of the  Eastern Association of Parliament. Staunch Parliament supporters are defending Nottingham,Leicester, Spalding, Boston, Bedford and Peterborough. The Fairfax's are besieged in Hull, Cromwell is drilling his Ironsides and the Scots Covenant  are heading south................let battle commence!
You will need 30 points plus 4 points of reserves for each fight. There will be six scenarios chosen from the Pikeman's Lament rule book. You must decide what 'flavour' of army you represent -eg  field force, garrison, county militia or raiding party and your side in the conflict between King and Parliament [there is also an option to be a clubmen/militia neutral].
All I need to know at the moment is if you are interested in taking part and which side /type of army you are thinking about. I am aiming to start in May and run through till October. Please feel free to have a chat with me if you are interested but undecided as to your army.
Grahame

Carl Fisher

January 16, 2018, 10:00:26 am #1 Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 12:02:29 pm by Carl Fisher
Answers in order:

Yes
Royalist
Raiding Party


Note - my response are subject to any force restrictions that may be applied to each flavour.
Games Played (Armies): WAB + WaC (IER Roman, Early Saxons and variants, Normans), WFB (Empire), 40K (Spacemarines), Uncharted Seas (Empire, Shroud Mages), WAB English Civil War (English!), Operation Squad (British) SAGA (Normans, Jomsvikings), Mordheim, Wings of War/Glory WWI, Dreadball, Chain of Command (British), Frostgrave, Sails of Glory and many others!!

Mike Whitaker

Blog: http://troubleatthemill.blogspot.com/
Games (currently) Played: IABSM, Dux Britanniarum, Sails of Glory, Gaslands, What A Tanker!, SW: Armada
28mm: Parthians, Early Imperial Roman, British Tribes, Saxons, Norman/Christian Spanish, English Civil War Royalists; WW2 Wehrmacht, Red Devils, Home Guard; Judge Dredd Judges, Dreadball Void Sirens. GoT Night's Watch
15mm: WW2 US, British/Canadian and Heer infantry companies + support
54mm: HYW French and British
1/1000: Sails of Glory (lots)
WIP: 28mm WW2 British Commandos; 28mm War of the Roses, KoW Elves, Peninsular British/French/Spanish; 28mm Coalition Wars SF; 15mm Fallschirmjaeger and US Paras, lots of 15mm WW2 vehicles. 1/2400 WW2 Naval

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Godbold

Hello Graham,yes interested.Parliament for me.

tony

January 16, 2018, 07:25:08 pm #4 Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 09:04:49 pm by tony
Parliament for me not sure what build yet .
Well having a quick read ,will be part of Eastern Association under overall command of Essex.
Can I go for a mixture 2 horse,2 pike,1 shot and a regimental gun. With dragon units as reserves

Andy Mellor

Hi Grahame
Eastern Association parliamentarian please. Will have to sort through some old boxes of figures to see what forces I can field!
Are cannon allowed?

Daniel Phillips

Are you using the 'failed activation test ends your turn rule' as written or changing it like Rob did in Direwolf Rampant?
Warning: This post may contain sarcasm.
Current games & armies played- Gaslands: Idris. Full Thrust: NAC & NSL. Bolt Action: Late war German. Judge Dredd: Justice Dept & Renegade Robots. Kings of War: Dwarfs & Kingdoms of men. Mordheim: Skaven & Marianburg. Uncharted Seas: Iron Dwarfs. Necromunda: Orlock, Redemptionists & Van Saar. Direwolf Rampant : House Mallister.

Pippa Peile

If you are happy with a little artistic licence over location, I would quite like to do Haselrig's lobsters, who, correct me if I'm wrong, never made it up to the Midlands.
So cavalry heavy Parliament.

Carl Fisher

Quote from: Pippa Peile on January 17, 2018, 02:18:33 pm
If you are happy with a little artistic licence over location, I would quite like to do Haselrig's lobsters, who, correct me if I'm wrong, never made it up to the Midlands.
So cavalry heavy Parliament.


Just treat them as an Elite Trotter unit, given that we are looking at Troop level rather  than Regiment, they can be the General's Lifeguard. Just take normal troops as the rest, can still be the same regiment!
Games Played (Armies): WAB + WaC (IER Roman, Early Saxons and variants, Normans), WFB (Empire), 40K (Spacemarines), Uncharted Seas (Empire, Shroud Mages), WAB English Civil War (English!), Operation Squad (British) SAGA (Normans, Jomsvikings), Mordheim, Wings of War/Glory WWI, Dreadball, Chain of Command (British), Frostgrave, Sails of Glory and many others!!

tony

I've got warlord curassiers painted if you need to borrow rather thxn buy .

Grahame

In answer to questions so far :
The rules will be used as per book apart from I will be picking the scenarios to be played so activation is as it is written.
Sorry but no cuirassiers in any army. You can still have Cromwell's  Ironsides who would be elite trotters but don't wear full armour - I can lend figures if needed.
I will be producing a set of what can/can't be used for each flavour of army but you will still have plenty of choice - bearing in mind the time frame and geographical area of the campaign. I should have copies to look at on Monday so plenty of time to sort out appropriate figures before we start.
To give you an example of the way I'm thinking-
A royalist raiding force from Oxford could include gallopers, dragoons, commanded shot and possibly a galloper gun [regimental gun but moves as a dragoon unit] and would certainly include upgrades to agressive/elite/veteran for some units with the possible addition of a couple of heroes but no pikes,shot,clansmen, clubmen or forlorn hope or raw troops.
Grahame

Carl Fisher

Will the games be played with 30pts - or a 24pt sublist? As the rules and scenarios are written for 24pts I thought?
Games Played (Armies): WAB + WaC (IER Roman, Early Saxons and variants, Normans), WFB (Empire), 40K (Spacemarines), Uncharted Seas (Empire, Shroud Mages), WAB English Civil War (English!), Operation Squad (British) SAGA (Normans, Jomsvikings), Mordheim, Wings of War/Glory WWI, Dreadball, Chain of Command (British), Frostgrave, Sails of Glory and many others!!

Gary Martin

Grahame
Count me in: Sir Thomas Fairfax for Parliament
Gary Martin
'I do not fear an army of lions led by sheep, I fear an army of sheep led by a lion'. Alexander the Great

Figures: 28mm Imperial Roman and Ancient Britons 700 figures ish, 28mm Napoleonic French, Brits, Portugese and Dutch-Belgian, several thousand based for General de Brigade but work for most rules, 28mm WW2 German, Russian, British and US about company of each with vehicles 1 to 1. Large army's of 15mm Napoleonic most nations based to Napoleons Battles but fairly flexible.

Grahame

My thinking is that you will have a 30 pt muster list for the campaign [I'm open to discussion - could be 36] from which you will pick 24 pts depending on the scenario. The 4 pts reserve is on top of this but it is one unit and is the same for every battle - just in case you throw a double six followed by a six for activation. I did play a game recently where this happened once to me and twice to my opponent so  it will be a once a game event for each side - the next time it happens reroll.
If possible I would like to get those interested in the campaign together this coming monday to give out information related to army types and to discuss the 30/36 pts issue.
Grahame

Tom G

January 19, 2018, 07:59:03 am #14 Last Edit: January 19, 2018, 08:08:19 am by Tom G
I was going to declare for the King but my loyalty is somewhat fickle if need arises. I would like a force type that uses my pike and shot regiment plus my field gun I just bought so am happy to represent part of Newcastle's field army as discussed.