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Pike and Shot

Pike And Shot review

Looks like a roundhead, plays like a cavalier

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2 years ago

Feature: Black Friday bargain hunt

The Flare Path: Cheapskate Or Die

'Tis the season to be jolly vigilant. With the six-week Matrix/Slitherine Christmas sale underway and Steam in the midst of a five-day autumnal tariff squeeze, several excruciatingly expensive wargames are currently just expensive, quite a few expensive wargames are now affordable, and a handful of cheap wargames are doing passable impersonations of gift horses. Prowling the various bargain basements like an extra-grumpy Philip Serrell, these…

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Feature: Military morsels. Mainly.

The Flare Path: Topical Titbits

Q's tail is a trip hazard. V and J often fall over in high winds. B lacks dignity*. Rain tends to collect in M and U... Many letters of the alphabet have inherent flaws but here at The Flare Path we treat all 26 with equal respect when we're compiling one of our breathtakingly superficial alphabetical sim and wargaming news round-ups. * It's easily transformed into…

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3 years ago

Deathshed: Pike And Shot – Tercio To Salvo

Pike And Shot: Tercio To Salvo [official site] is an intimidating name for an expansion. You might know what a pike is, you almost certainly know what a shot is, but what the devil is a Tercio? An abrupt Italian Count? And what about Salvo? A cut-price branded soothing skin ointment? Fear not. Even if you don't know a keil from a kurassier, Pike And…

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4 years ago

Feature: Looks like a roundhead, plays like a cavalier

Pike And Shot review

The Sixteenth Century equivalent of a Tiger tank was called a tercio. With a crew of between 1000 and 2000 souls, it moved extremely slowly, relying on its porcupine bristle of polearms for defence and its buttresses of constantly circulating arquebusiers and musketeers for attack. To have faced one of these ball-spewing, smoke-wreathed behemoths in battle would have been truly terrifying. To have had one…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: And The Judgement Of Solomon

Are you 'feature complete' yet? Have you written that novel, made that parachute jump, found that special someone? By my calculations my own personal beta test still has about 250 years left to run. Circa 2264 the handful of people that backed my 1970 Kickstarter campaign will get an email thanking them for their patience. The email will include the following changelog. New in Version…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Slitherincoming

On May 14th this year, Castello di Pavone, one of Northern Italy's swankiest strongholds, was invaded by an army of conflict-obsessed game developers. Were the devs in question... a) Laser-scanning the fortress for a level in the soon-to-be-announced Hidden & Dangerous 3? b) Laser-scanning the fortress for a level in the soon-to-be-announced Commandos 5? c) Laser-scanning the fortress for a level in the soon-to-be-announced Bella…

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