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Online tim in saskatoon

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Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« on: May 30, 2018, 06:46:37 PM »
I set up a quick game of The Pikeman's Lament for a friend who was visiting last night. WE played the Beating Up Quarters scenario.

A full report of the action (with loads more pictures) can be found on my blog:

http://saskminigamer.blogspot.com/2018/05/my-friend-bob-from-edmonton-was-in-town.html

Here are a few pics of the action...



Initial dispositions with the attacking Scots Government forces approaching the Royalists encampment in the dark...



As the attackers approached in the predawn light the highlanders and Irish mercenaries came pouring ou too their quarters - it almost seemed as if the ambushers were being ambushed.



Quick charges from the Government Horse carried off two units of clansmen on the next turn!



On the other side of the village the remaining unit of clansmen were busy trying to see off the Government infantry!



The Government Horse then rounded on the Irish mercenary pike and rode them down!



Final showdown between the respective commanders units - Gallopers versus a Forlorn Hope in the middle of the encampment!

check out the blog to see how it all went down...

Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 09:28:30 PM »
Lovely report! Thanks for sharing it

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 03:58:13 AM »
Good looking game.
I really enjoy playing PL.
Thanks for sharing.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Belisarius

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Re: Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 06:07:21 PM »
We also enjoy the P.L. rules , always great fun .  Lovely pics with the AAR and I enjoy your blog also , well done 👍 .

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 07:14:28 PM »
That's a great battle report and a nice looking game. I need to get some more games of TPL in, I haven't played them for a while.

Offline Bloodysword

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Re: Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 12:51:27 AM »
Always love your battle reports.  Great job!

Online tim in saskatoon

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Re: Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 01:01:12 AM »
Thanks Guys! I hope to get this on the table more through the summer and fall - I'll post reports when I do!

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Re: Beating Up Quarters - a Pikeman's Lament report
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 03:15:17 AM »
Great report Tim!

I am reminded of The Battle of Stoke Lane scenario from English Civil War Campaign Scenarios, Vol 1 (Partisan press). An actual battle that, at a 1:2 figure scale, only involves 255 figures. Sure, that would be a huge Pikeman's Lament game but still...  :D