Saturday, April 26, 2014

English Civil War Mini Campaign-Pike And Shotte!

I've really enjoyed learning the Black Powder Pike and Shotte rules. So much so, I dug out my old copy of Warhammer English Civil War rules and scraped out the campaign system.  

This is a very easy campaign system to play. It's set up in "seasons" (sorta' like a Football or Soccer season) where the players set the number of games in the season and play these games out. Winners and losers generate some really interesting results.  

Let me know (DFW area folks or Texas folks if you like road trips!) if you're interested in playing this mini-campaign.  You won't need figures, rules, or diddlee-squat unless you want to paint specific units, generals, etc.  I'd like to get started on the campaign on the second weekend in June and play it through periodically through the summer.  The game map will be on the wall at the Rat Palace Redux in Red Oak.  I'm not planning on taking the campaign on the road at this time. 
Here is a link to the game rules, map and files.  They're on my Google Drive. Please let me know if you're having difficulty accessing them. click here for file access.

Casualty Counters for Black Powder Pike and Shotte!

 I read a great post from Brian Smaller on The Miniatures Page recently.  He used these casulty counters for his Napoleonic collection and game.

Being the thief of good ideas, I snatched the URL and promptly ordered 24 of them (to start). I had several ECW casulties and guys falling down already finished out. I put them on these counters. Liked the result so I ordered a bunch more casualties from Warlord Games. These counters are like Heroclix counters my son played (still has I do believe). Instead of littering the game table with multiple poker chips, disorder and shaken counters; we'll only have counters, disorder and shaken markers.  I'll upgrade those pesky markers when this part of the project is done.

Here's a closer up shot. I apologize for the painting. I painted these guys when I had cataracts. you can see how the markers work.

Another shot of the marker.  You can get them from

Here's the URL:  www.

Oh yeah, they make other cool stuff too like wagons, carts, sheep, chickens and definitely some Longhorn cattle for my ECW/30 Years War games.