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Posts tagged “Pike & Shot”

Feature: Wargame and simulation blather

The Flare Path: A Roundhead Reflects

Apologies. This brief but heartfelt Pike & Shot: Campaigns recommendation is going to be heavy on the assumptions and inferences. Expect lots of statements like... The game's unscripted version of the Great Turkish War is probably highly entertaining... Swedes will almost certainly adore the Gustavus Adolphus campaign... Multiplayer should be a hoot... I suspect there's some cracking engagements amongst the historical battle selection... You see…

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Feature: Simulation & Wargame Blather

The Flare Path: Beardy Bits And Bobs

I think it's about time I cut my beard. This morning while Brylcreeming my eyebrows (they probably need a trim too) I discovered the above items nestling in my W.G. Grace-inspired chin thicket. They weren't alone either. Further rummaging revealed: - One Mills Bomb pin - A 1/4 scale replica of the Jules Rimet Trophy - A wren's nest (unoccupied) - A Wren's vest (unoccupied)…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Muskets, Moscow, And M4s

Tim's pre-FP checks Is it Friday morning? Is coffee pot within reach? Are biros arranged according to ink content? Are members of Perry Miniatures SAS squad a) upright and b) equidistant from each other? Do all visible D6s display odd numbers? Has photo of Neville Duke been saluted? Yes? COMMENCE WRITING

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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: Wargame & simulation blather

The Flare Path: Edges Towards Edgehill

Growing up in the Seventies my favourite comic was probably Meteor, my favourite story within Meteor, Paddy the Pikeman. Paddy the Pikeman was set just after the English Civil War and told the story of an unemployed soldier who travelled round England righting wrongs and solving problems with the aid of an 18 foot-long polearm. One issue he might use his unwieldy weapon to push…

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