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yarkshire gamer04 Oct 2018 9:14 a.m. PST

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A few weeks ago I got to visit James in nearby Olicanaland and have a game with his cracking Italian Wars collection (plus a guest appearance from some YG units).

It was my first game of Piquet too, a quite old set of rules which played very well, I will definitely give them another go.

The post discusses the rules and the game but if you can't be bother to read there are lots of nice pictures.

Mixed fortune for the Yarkshire Gamer contingent, the Borgia Gendarme excelled, the Swiss Pike not so well.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

BillyNM04 Oct 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

I played a piquet game over the weekend. Not played for a while but really enjoyed – the command and morale systems are excellent – less than convinced about the combat but it's easy enough to graft a combat system onto.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

Beautiful game – love those minis!

As for the pike – they need a bigger paycheque! Pas d'argent, pas de Suiss!

Charge The Guns04 Oct 2018 2:12 p.m. PST

Lovely looking game, and very interesting to have the run through of Piquet.

PK Guy Brent05 Oct 2018 6:27 a.m. PST

Great report(s) and I'm glad you enjoyed the game! It appears that James used a modified version of Field of Battle – a Piquet stand alone game. Field of Battle isn't the same as Piquet in many ways, primarily in that it completely eliminates the "I never get to do anything" complaint.

Martyn K05 Oct 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

I always enjoy reading the reports of James's Italian Wars games. They are very inspirational for those of us starting out in the Italian Wars period.
I also like the painting style of your figures, it is different to those of James, but no less impressive.

yarkshire gamer05 Oct 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

Cheers everyone,

My knowledge of Piquet et al is limited so you are probably correct with the Field of Battle being the base set for Hell Broke Loose. In my defence FOB does have Piquet written on the front of it :-)

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Beaumap04 Nov 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Saw the figures at the Leeds FIASCO show. Very impressive game on view

Capt Flash01 Feb 2019 4:43 p.m. PST

Always a good read and photos from Olicana.

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