17th century · 28mm · AAR · Liber Militum Tercios · Polish · Reviews · TYW

Just played… Liber Militum Tercios

Me, Ulf and Andy met up at club the other day for a game of Liber Militum Tercios. This game, which I must admit has slipped under my radar completely up until Andy pitched it at club recently, looks to be a rather interesting take on the Thirty Years War. It is produced by a… Continue reading Just played… Liber Militum Tercios

17th century · 28mm · AAR · Polish · The Pikeman's Lament

Just played… The Pikeman’s Lament

The autumn of 1625 was a long one in Livonia – at least if our Pikeman’s Lament campaign is anything to go by. The first snowfall hasn’t even arrived yet, but the Polish-Swedish conflict is already at its sixth installment as the seemingly tireless combatants continue to fight it out. After their recent glorious victory, the Poles have decided that… Continue reading Just played… The Pikeman’s Lament

17th century · 28mm · AAR · Polish · The Pikeman's Lament

Just played… The Pikeman’s Lament

Our Polish-Swedish War campaign for The Pikeman’s Lament continues unabated; we’re having so much fun with this WIP ruleset that we sometimes tend to forget that we’re officially still playtesting it. Since the game features some light campaign elements – commanders have names and personal abilities, rise in rank, and so on – and since… Continue reading Just played… The Pikeman’s Lament

17th century · 28mm · Pike & Shotte · Polish · Project Logs · The Pikeman's Lament

Project log: 17th century Polish, part II

I thought I’d just post a quick update to show off a new addition to my Polish army: a unit of Pancerni from The Assault Group‘s wonderful Polish Renaissance range. These soldiers, mainly used to soften up enemy ranks before the Winged Hussars‘ deadly charges, were often termed “Cossacks”, even though in reality they were… Continue reading Project log: 17th century Polish, part II

17th century · 28mm · AAR · Polish · The Pikeman's Lament

Just played: The Pikeman’s Lament

Last week we continued our Swedish-Polish War campaign for The Pikeman’s Lament at club. This time Ulf’s Swedes had fleshed out their ranks with mercenaries, most notably Jeppan’s Flemish – who defended the Polish colors last time and now switched sides for gold – but also some gents from the northern parts of the British Isles, i.e. Scottish mercenaries brought to… Continue reading Just played: The Pikeman’s Lament

17th century · 28mm · Polish · The Pikeman's Lament

Just played… The Pikeman’s Lament

Well, this time “just played” rather means “recently played”, since this game took place way back in mid-December. My clubmate Michael decided it was time for some Poles vs Swedes action, using his WIP Pikeman’s Lament rules. I won’t go into any detail concerning these rules since they’re still in a playtesting phase, but suffice… Continue reading Just played… The Pikeman’s Lament

17th century · 28mm · AAR · Pike & Shotte · Polish

Just played… Pike & Shotte

I went over to my gaming buddy Martin‘s house the other day to let my Polish-Lithuanian forces do some target practice against his Imperial Habsburg army, using the Pike & Shotte rules from Warlord Games. My brave Polish lads have tried this once before and lost, so they were eager to get even. However, we ended up… Continue reading Just played… Pike & Shotte