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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2023 7:38 p.m. PST

"…If you are reading this, then I will assume that you have at least a passing interest in 17th century military history and gaming, for which I commend you on your exceptional taste. If you are already familiar with the original Pike & Shotte rules, it's wonderful to meet again. If you are joining us for the first time, where have you been? It's a pleasure to have you among us.

Though fundamentally Pike & Shotte Epic Battles has the same mechanical framework as its 28mm cousin, the new rulebook (found within the Push of Pike starter set) includes within its pages a number of changes that really allow a gamer to practically play games on a truly grand scale. The Epic Battles scale allows for exactly this. I've always wanted to refight Edgehill, Lostwithiel, Second Newbury and Naseby, as well as Breitenfeld and Lutzen, but in 28mm this is a push even on the largest of tables. With Pike & Shotte Epic Battles you can finally recreate those sweeping cavalry charges, daring flank marches and finely coordinated assaults on a relatively small tabletop footprint…"


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jimriley15 May 2023 4:49 a.m. PST

Is it possible to buy the rules separately? I already own 15mm armies.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2023 5:35 a.m. PST

Apparently -- link


mysteron Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2023 5:40 a.m. PST

I have just checked. Its not available separately as yet but the 100 Days campaign book is and therefore that indicates this will be in time .

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2023 5:41 a.m. PST


Your quoting the old 28mm rule book :)

Trajanus16 May 2023 6:42 a.m. PST

The 100 Days one is the only one available.

For some reason they never did one for the ACW Epic games, so hopefully the ECW edition will arrive in due course.

I do wonder if the current situation reflects sales of the little men or not?

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2023 6:59 a.m. PST

@ Trajanus

Wasnt the ACW more of a booklet than a full book ?

If so that could be a reason

Trajanus17 May 2023 8:07 a.m. PST

I'm just puzzled because both the ACW and Naps are based on Black Powder and have their own supplements – quite a few in the case of Napolionics – but they didn't bring out an Epic centric set of rules for the ACW in the same way when the Epic ACW range was launched.

Similarly there's Pike and Shotte and to Kill a King, along with The Devils Playground and now the Epic version.

KeepYourPowderDry17 May 2023 8:48 a.m. PST

Trajanus I imagine that Epic ACW was testing the waters to see if they would sell. By the time Waterloo came about, Warlord knew that it would sell and were able to push the boat out a bit more.

(Is that enough nautical metaphors?)

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2023 12:47 a.m. PST

I have seen it on Ebay for just under £20.00 GBP.

Some would have bought multiple starter sets and selling bits off like the rule book .

It could be a good way of getting the rule book earlier than the official release in the Warlord store.

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