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The battle for Earith Bridge - PL

Started by Andy Miller, September 05, 2020, 05:22:45 pm

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Andy Miller

When we all get back to gaming I'm intending to put on a Pikeman's participation game. It's based on a fictional event at a real location. I'm looking for 4 players, 2 parliamentarians to defend Earith bridge(s) and 2 of the King's men to try and take it.
1643 - The eastern alliance is on the back foot. The Kings forces hold Kings Lynn and have brief control of Peterborough. Parliament have built an earthwork fortification at Earith to protect the crucial route between Huntingdon/ St Ives and Ely. You can probably work out the rest for yourself.
I'll referee with the uneven forces, there will be some subtle house rules and staggered deployments/ reinforcements. I'm more than happy to bolster any forces with extra/ specific troop types. Royalist forces will have a more or less open choice of troops, parliament will be limited by the situation.
To help with social distancing it will need an 8'x 6' table.
I'm just getting in early with the request and trying to register interest with potential commanders.
Andy
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Andrew Riley

Happy to watch or fill in to make up numbers. Just visited Cromwells museum at Huntingdon ... funny how things on your doorstep get left for later. Great little place and some nice original documents.

Andy Miller

Always thought it would be great to put on a demo game there, but space is at a premium.
Interested in "Earith bridge" noted.
Andy
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Martin S-C

Hi Andy

I'd be up for this. No preference as to sides. I don't go in for 350 years old politics and to me its just a wargame so no preference.
Cheers
Martin

Ne Plus Ultra - My 18thC Imagi-Nations Campaign, 1/72nd Plastics, Old School Rules

Interests: ECW, WSS, WAS, SYW, 18th C imagi-nations, Victorian Wars, Post-WWI what ifs, WWII (Command Decision)... most other periods involving gunpowder!

Grahame

Count me in - if needed I have starforts and gun platforms - there are excellent photos on Google images of the Earith earthworks - when Earith floods it really shows the outlines of the fortifications by the bridge.
Grahame

Andy Miller

Will do. I may have a little prelude for each side as to where and when each deploys and with what?
Andy
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Andy Miller

Request for interested parties.
Earith Bridge should be happening on Tuesday 31/08/2021 and filmed for Hereward at Mike's. Please say on here if you'd like to raise an army and can make that date. We are aiming to get the players going for about 18:00 hrs. We need two Royalists and a Parliamentarian (space for an extra parliament player if physical space permits.) It may spill over into Weds if filming slows us down.
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Martin S-C

Yes please, either side, or a tech role or just an observer. I have a sconce model if you are interested.
Cheers
Martin

Ne Plus Ultra - My 18thC Imagi-Nations Campaign, 1/72nd Plastics, Old School Rules

Interests: ECW, WSS, WAS, SYW, 18th C imagi-nations, Victorian Wars, Post-WWI what ifs, WWII (Command Decision)... most other periods involving gunpowder!

Andy Miller

Martin,
Ideally Royalists, 24 points to attack an earthwork. You'll get a full briefing on Monday. You will have another Royalist helping you.
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Martin S-C

Aha, so you want me to raise a company for this? Excellent. Any limitations?
Cheers
Martin

Ne Plus Ultra - My 18thC Imagi-Nations Campaign, 1/72nd Plastics, Old School Rules

Interests: ECW, WSS, WAS, SYW, 18th C imagi-nations, Victorian Wars, Post-WWI what ifs, WWII (Command Decision)... most other periods involving gunpowder!

Andy Miller

No real limitations, just try and keep it fairly historically realistic (ie not 4x elite folorn hope). Just remember you are attacking a prepared position, so all cavalry might not work!!! If you want to run a list past one of us feel free.
Andy
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.