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Wargamer Dave20 Feb 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

What would be a good makeup to have two equal forces (Royalists and Parliamentarians) in 10mm if we wanted to use them for:

1. The Pikemen's Lament
2. Warmaster Ancients ECW
3. Black Powder

Just looking for small, enjoyable games that don't last much more than hour and a half to two hours.

steamingdave4720 Feb 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

Pikeman's Lament only needs 6 or so units, which is not really anywhere near enough for a Black Powder game. I play both with 28 mm figures, pulling out my PL company from the whole army. As I am a convinced Parliamentarian, I would not have a clue about the Royalist rabble!
I have 4 regiments with 12 pike and 12 or 16 shot per regiment , 12 dragoons and 8 units of 6 horse, sometimes used as 4 regiments of 12 (mix of gallopers and trotters) plus 2 guns, with snother infantry unit and another cavalry unit on the painting table. My opponent has a similar force and that produces a nice 28mm game for Black Powder.
In a Pikeman's Lament game I might use a dragoon unit of 6 figures, a pike unit (12) couple of shot (12 each) and a couple of horse (6 figures each). My Black Powder force gives me some flexibility, as force balance deoends on the mission in Pikemans Lament.
I think I would double up the numbers if using 10mm- infantry units of 40 to 60 would look the business. As Pendraken tend to be sold in packs of 30, I would probably have 20 pike and 40 shot per regiment. Although Pikemans Lament is best played with individually based figures, it works with multi- bases, you just need a simple way to track casualties.

Wargamer Dave20 Feb 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

thanks dave – quite useful!

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

Baroque is one I'd consider – Fat Wally's made quite a game of this stuff:

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