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It follows the story of two former friends who are divided by the sword and must now lead armies against each other for the King and Parliament.There are a number of battles that grow in size throughout the campaign, this is very useful as it allows players to start gaming with small forces first, giving them time to collect and paint units as they’re needed.
I loved this idea and the units provided matched my own ideas of units. Pike heavy regiments for the Royalists and many more that I hadn’t thought of, that would be fun to collect. Whole brigades of militia and mobs, I had planned to create one unit but an army of such troops would be great. It would also help me scratch my Sedgemoor itch, where bodies of men armed with farming tools up against trained soldiers appeals to me.
This is my biggest take away from the book though, a list of the forces you will need for the campaign. I was really pleased to see that there are regiments of all pike, this is something I have been planning for my own Royalist forces. In fact, these lists act as a great help when planning your armies and give you a good indicator on the ratio of certain units to have in the different armies.
A Scots army is also included for variety and fun as well as the militia force of course. The two actually end up going up against each other which would be very entertaining I imagine, although I wouldn’t fancy being in a militia regiment when they do. Whether you play To the strongest or not, I think this scenario pack is worth getting just for the unit information alone, the rest is just a massive bonus.
I’ve just finished reading through the story and the campaign battles and I found it hard to put down. I don’t really write reviews as it probably shows, but if you are into the ECW you won’t go far wrong with this scenario pack.
God save the King!