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timurilank26 Jan 2021 2:28 a.m. PST

Three test games were played with varying results; two hard fought battles and one decisive victory. Standard army lists were used and doubled for the Low Countries IV/57c and Early Burgundian IV/76 with one minor revision; four pikemen (7Hd) substituted for four pikemen (4Pk). This simulates the extra 4,000 rebels gathered along the march to Gavere and worked well in the game. Pikemen (7Hd) are not uncommon as they appear among the medieval French, Italian, Polish and German lists.

Photos of the battlefield are added to the scenario.

Ereimover26 Jan 2021 9:16 a.m. PST

Thank you for this interesting report. Gavere is a mere 40km from the place where I live, although I doubt that there is much to see that reminds us about the battle.
Gavere is just one of the many battles of Flemish urban militia against French/Burgundian battles. (Others are Courtrai, Mons-en-Pévèle, Cassel, Rozebeke,…)
I commissioned a range of 'Flemish militia'. They are now available on the Steve Barber website. Albeit 14th C, not 15th…


timurilank26 Jan 2021 10:10 a.m. PST

Impressive figures. I only wish they were 15mm.

Liege and the archbishop are on the list for future scenarios.
Next week, Germany.

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