Friday, August 9, 2019

A Little More Pike & Shotte

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to spend time with my very good friend Scott Robertson. We have been good friends since out time in the Australian Defence Force and he was the responsible for getting me involved in Wargaming. We subsequently went on to invest heavily into the hobby and started Elite Miniatures Australia together, which has now been going for just over 23 years. I only really get a change to visit Scott once or twice a year but when we do get together we ensure to have a few games of what ever he has on the shelf. 

Our first day of gaming was gaming was a great game of Pike & Shotte using the Baroque gaming system. All the figures are from Scotts great collection, which are many and beautifully painted and based. This period is also one of my favourite periods to game, as you may have noticed from the last number of posts I have placed up on this blog. The game was also more of an introduction for Scott who have not played the period or the rules since I last visited at Christmas time. 

It was a great day of gaming for us both. We had five Pike & Shot units plus at least six regiments of cavalry and artillery on each side and the game was roughly based for the ECW (except the command bases they were more mainland Europe). As most game do the game went to and fro and I even looked like take the field after destroying Scott's centre. However, my fortune did not hold and Scott's destroyed both my cavalry wings and then started to pick off my infantry regiments. A great game and a great day of gaming.

Please enjoy the images




Carlo said...

Excellent post and best wishes to Scotty next time you speak mate.

rross said...

Nice looking game. Hope you had a great catch up with your mate

BigRedBat said...

Lots of super-looking minis!

Friends Of General Haig said...

A brilliant looking collection. Thanks for sharing. All of the units are full of movement and interest.

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone and I am happy to read you all enjoyed the post. Carlo I will certainly pass your best wishes on to Scott.