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Offline pbjunky1

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The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:56:43 PM »
As a few of us at Wigan Wargames  have been enjoying one –off  games of  Pikeman’s Lament  we decided to have a go at the campaign system contained in the rules.
The campaign is set  in Scotland and Northern England and there’ll be scope with the Scottish elements for characters changing sides according to clan/family loyalties.
So to check out the first action in the campaign and how those ner'do wells  Mungo McGregor and Rupert, Weasel of the Rhine acquited themselves  check out the full write up.
https://wigangames.club/index.php?topic=167.0.
The forces line up for the Battle of Glen Bogie


Offline flatpack

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 06:49:58 AM »
Well done with this 👍
I love the write up on your website.
We really enjoy the rules too, and it’s good to get ECW figures to the table.
Flatpack

Offline Codsticker

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 05:35:32 AM »
I agree with flatpack. Great to see the campaign system in action. I am thinking of trying to organising one around these rules myself.

Offline has.been

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 08:26:40 PM »
Nice layout. I have always liked campaigns, but have fallen at so many (different) fences over the decades.

Offline pbjunky1

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 05:56:37 PM »
First of our one.v.one games is on the forum now.https://wigangames.club/index.php?topic=188.0

Rab McCavity  versus Jose McGregor in an action at Mad O'Rourke's hostelry as Jose attempts to capture the Contessa de la Patisserie  currently under the protection of Rab.




Offline Codsticker

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 07:00:14 PM »
Rough day for the papists.  :D

Offline Bryanbowdell

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 10:50:05 AM »
Another 48 point battle last week, sadly the Royalists prevailed this time, but a church graveyard was desecrated....so obviously a moral victory!!

https://wigangames.club/index.php?topic=192.0

 

Offline pbjunky1

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2018, 04:07:04 PM »
Storming the redoubt on the Knockflossie road
The second 1.v.1 game involved Maurice Weasel of the Rhine  versus Old Murdo Erskine (a confederate of the McGregors).
Maurice had established a redoubt covering the main pass into McGregor territory.  Old Murdo had the job of assaulting it.
In a close run fight Maurice  Weasel of the Rhine's shilly-shallying  eventually cost him the game and he fled the field in novel but ignominious fashion

Check out the full report here:

https://wigangames.club/index.php?topic=198.0

Meanwhile here are a few pics








Offline pbjunky1

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2018, 06:38:09 PM »
After a bit of a break we had another game in the campaign a couple of weeks ago.
To read tale's of  derring do,    and hedgerows see the club's forum.

https://wigangames.club/index.php?topic=315.0.

Meanwhile here's a few pix.





« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 03:03:16 PM by pbjunky1 »

Offline Codsticker

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Re: The Travails of '44. A Pikeman's Lament Campaign
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 04:56:40 PM »
Great looking game and a very fun read. :)