Saturday, February 27, 2021
Trained Bands WIP
Pike block marches off to the Dip
Friday, February 26, 2021
Band of Brothers
I might remove the match cord so it looks like a Dog lock once the glue dries. Very happy with these, I can’t believe I have basically gone through a whole box of these plastics already, still at £18 for 40 who’s counting.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The pike Machine cranks up again
Monday, February 22, 2021
London Trained Bands WIP
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Messing Around with Round Heads
Fun with plastic Pikemen
My first attempt was on a figure I had already made up and so the pike got in the way. This was a learning curve and the next soldier was a lot easier.
It’s a bit of a side note, but one thing I found a bit disappointing about the fantastic box set from Warlordgames, is the fact that their are only two helmets in the sprue. There are some pretty useless hats that could of been easily swopped out with helmets. Just a couple more would make a big difference to the look of the pike block.
Trained Band on Tour
They will have an attack of three D6 which makes them pretty useless against a regiment, although lucky rolls can happen. This makes them more of a annoyance really as they can’t combine their fire with other bases. They have a single wound so three hits would destroy them, if they receive two hits they have to roll for morale and could route 2D6.
However, they are always classed as open order so are quite hard to hit and if in cover as well, are going to be a real pain. A regiment using its volley fire to try a flush out annoying stinging knats is going to be really ticked off and so will be good to tie up units.
They can not melee and are destroyed on contact with large regiments. I suppose skirmishers vs skirmishers could duke it out with three D6, higher score wins in melee.
Watch out for cavalry, so get those bases into buildings or fortified cover.