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Personal logo Mike OBrien Supporting Member of TMP writes:

TPL is going to be our next group buy, for English Civil War.



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NickNorthStar Sponsoring Member of TMP of North Star writes:

We've just taken delivery of the new rulebook from Osprey Games, titled The Pikeman's Lament.

The Pikeman's Lament

In the author Dan Mersey's words:

Recreate the action and drama of 17th Century warfare on your tabletop with The Pikeman's Lament. Start by creating your Officer – is he a natural leader raised from the ranks, the youngest son of a noble family, or an old veteran who has seen too many battles? As you campaign, your Officer will win honor and gain promotion, acquiring traits that may help lead his men to victory. Before each skirmish, your Officer must raise his Company from a wide range of unit options – should he lean towards hard-hitting heavy cavalry or favor solid, defensively minded infantry? Companies are typically formed from 6-8 units, each made up of either six or twelve figures, and quick, decisive, and dramatic games are the order of the day. With core mechanics based on Daniel Mersey's popular Lion Rampant rules, The Pikeman's Lament captures the military flavor of the 17th Century, and allows you to recreate skirmishes and raids from conflicts such as the Thirty Years' War, the English Civil Wars, and the Great Northern War.

You can order your copy here.

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Our North Star 1672 range is perfect for this rulebook.

To celebrate the launch of the book, we've put together some Pikeman's Lament Unit Deals, including one army.

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Lastly, we've put a gallery of Pikeman's Lament units into the photo section of our Facebook page.

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