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KeepYourPowderDry02 Jun 2022 1:53 a.m. PST

I had a thought, and well… this happened. More pictures, rationale and other nonsense link


John Armatys02 Jun 2022 2:06 a.m. PST

That really is sadly impressive….

BillyNM02 Jun 2022 3:14 a.m. PST

Given that's double typical depth (6-man files) it shows why strong units might sometimes form up in two battalia in the field.

skipper John02 Jun 2022 4:08 a.m. PST

Woohoo!! Amazing! Sir, I salute you!

Timbo W02 Jun 2022 4:25 a.m. PST

Nice, be interesting to see how they look 6 deep. In fact you have enough to do 2 'typical strength' regiments at 1:1.

There have been proposals that 8 rank deep deployment was used by the Parliamentarians at Edgehill. Odd to think that ECW 8 ranks is a deep line, but Napoleonics 9 ranks deep is a column 🤔

KeepYourPowderDry02 Jun 2022 5:31 a.m. PST

Thanks all, if only my kitchen table was bigger…

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2022 5:35 a.m. PST

11 more regiments and you can put on a game.

KeepYourPowderDry02 Jun 2022 5:37 a.m. PST

Would definitely need a bigger kitchen table. And movement trays the size of sofas.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2022 6:48 a.m. PST

Love it – even doing a second one to look at a melee and fire between two units would be interesting

Fred Mills02 Jun 2022 7:07 a.m. PST

That. Is. AWESOME!!

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART02 Jun 2022 7:12 a.m. PST

A great way to visualize what a unit would look like.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jun 2022 7:36 a.m. PST

Mr Pig must be a rich man now.
Very nice.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2022 7:58 a.m. PST

Wow – very impressive!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2022 9:10 a.m. PST

Thank you. I've often thought of doing this but haven't, even though my game table is a ping pong surface.

Personal logo jsmcc91 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2022 9:54 a.m. PST

Amazing! Well done!

raylev302 Jun 2022 7:54 p.m. PST

This clearly demonstrates why in wargames wheeling is so limited or can't be done. You look at a 24-figure unit and you think it's easy to wheel, but when you see this, you can understand why you shouldn't be able to wheel so easily. It's impressive.

Zephyr102 Jun 2022 8:17 p.m. PST

[whistles] Impressive!

KeepYourPowderDry02 Jun 2022 8:55 p.m. PST

Thanks all, glad you liked it.

Stoppage03 Jun 2022 2:06 p.m. PST

Lovely to see so many miniatures.

Discussed lightly in this thread:

TMP – The footprint of the Tercio, Dutch and Swedish battalions

The files may have been six feet apart (maybe siz/eight/ten/twelve ranks deep. But this would have been a forming-up and manouevring schema.

So the 1,000 person battalion at ten ranks deep would have been at least 600 feet wide.

In the actual fight they might have marched the rear-half of the file alongside the front-half – thus doubling the number of files.

So the 1,000 person battalion would now have the same width but be half the depth.

Or could be that the shot keep the deep files and wide spacing so that a pair of files could march out front to fire; whilst the pike doubled files to receive a charge = although at six feet apart a lot of enemy shot would whiz past into thin air.

* I believe that the ten companies would have been equalized and then used to form five-company battalias. (circa 300 feet or 100 yards wide)

KeepYourPowderDry05 Jun 2022 3:47 a.m. PST

Thank you Stoppage. This exercise was always going to be slightly flawed due to kitchen table parameters. The whole thing has promoted some very interesting discussion, particularly over on Twitter.

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