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cantbeatdavy12 Jan 2020 3:49 p.m. PST

Hi all.just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on number of standards per "regiment" during this period?i know the pike blocks were made up of pike,shot,archers and was it one standard for all?or one per pike,shot,bow etc or what?
Many thanks.

SpuriousMilius12 Jan 2020 4:50 p.m. PST

As I remember from my ECW gaming days, a regiment had 10 companies each
made up of pikemen & shot (musketeers) & each company had a standard. In the field all the pikemen were formed together & the musketeers were formed into 2 equal "sleeves" which were positioned on the flanks of the pikes. All of the standards were carried in the pike block.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 6:32 p.m. PST

For Elizabethan think companies, not regiments. You might find a pike block at Pinkie or just possibly in the Netherlands, but most Elizabethan warfare was much smaller scale. For Ireland or coastal raids, I'd do one per company, and run fair size companies. For Pinkie or an Armada hypothetical--well, it would depend more on how many castings I was using for my unit than on the number of companies involved. You might use a pike block of 24, but you probably wouldn't want it to have 10 standard bearers.

cantbeatdavy12 Jan 2020 11:36 p.m. PST

Hi all..each company has 4 bases of pike,shot,bow,bill.each base has 4 a total of 16 figures in 15 mm…
So do I place 1 standard centrally or 1 standard for each weapon type ?any more ideas?

Prince Alberts Revenge13 Jan 2020 5:04 a.m. PST

I'd definitely only do one standard per company. If you do it per base it will start to resemble a samurai army with all of the banners!

Stoppage13 Jan 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

A bit old but may be of help:

GUSH, George: Renaissance Armies


Stoppage13 Jan 2020 12:03 p.m. PST


PDF link

cantbeatdavy13 Jan 2020 11:34 p.m. PST

Cheers guys

French Wargame Holidays14 Jan 2020 3:48 a.m. PST

The 5 captured flags from Norreys regiment at the battle Croan were all company flags

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