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D6 Junkie12 Nov 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

Any quick scenarios or OOB for the siege of Vienna 1683? We're considering using Pikeman's Lament.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

PL is a skirmish game right? Like Lion Rampant? I'd think with a battle that big you could field almost anything and not be too far off?

mghFond12 Nov 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

Seems an awful huge battle to use Pikeman's Lament for unless you are just doing a representative slice of it. That said we have been playing Lament and we enjoy it. But our fights are more like skirmishes.

D6 Junkie12 Nov 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

We tend to push the envelope a bit,
usually 30-40 points per player.
had 90 points per side this Saturday.

I was thinking for Vienna 120 points per side
That would give at least 20 cav units per side

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 6:27 p.m. PST

Why not use a mass battles rule set designed forvthat kind of battle?

D6 Junkie12 Nov 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Hey Crispy,
Everybody really enjoys the rules.
And they can handle the size of the game pretty well,
we did the same for Lion Rampant.

I was just trying to get a feel for
percentage of Poles vs Western cav and
turkish elit cav vs regular sipahis and lt cav.

nickinsomerset13 Nov 2017 12:04 a.m. PST

Using the Lace Wars Scenario book, there are 22 Units of Spahi, (Including Elites) 9 of Tartar, 7 of inf. West – 6 of Cuirassier, 7 Dragoon, 26 Inf, 4 Polish Hussar, 1 Pancerni, 1 Dragoon, 5 Polish Foot,

Tally Ho!

D6 Junkie13 Nov 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Awesome Nick!
Exactly what I need, many thanks!

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