Warlord Games - Epic Battles: Pike & Shotte Thirty Years War Two Box Deal
1 x Warlord Games - Epic Battles: Pike & Shotte Thirty Years War Infantry Battalia
1 x Warlord Games - Epic Battles: Pike & Shotte Thirty Years War Cavalry
Thirty Years War Infantry Battalia:
Few sights are so splendid as that of a 17th century battalia drawn up in all their ranks and files, awaiting the order to do battle. Drums tap out commands, officers make stirring speeches, and brave ensigns brandish regimental banners for soldiers to rally on should push come to shove. The pikemen clutching their 16-foot ash staves, tipped with a wicked steel point, are massed together, the lucky few with armour massing in the front ranks. On their flanks stand the 'shotte', blowing on their hot lit matches to ensure that their musket powder would flash true and spit heavy lead bullets towards the advancing enemy!
This boxed set contains three plastic combined Pike & Shotte regiments (40 pike and 40 musket, including command represented in each), plastic bases and a full-colour flag sheet containing colours for both sides in the Thirty Years’ War.
Thirty Years War Cavalry:
Huge numbers of cavalry were fielded in the warfare of the 17th century.
The most common being light cavalry harquebusiers, armed with doglock
carbines which could be fired from the saddle. Equipped with helmet and
breastplate, they were expected to close with the enemy and charge them
down at a spirited pace. The cuirassier heavy cavalry was clad in
blackened steel armour which was proof against most blades or shot.
Fielded en masse in the Thirty Years’ War as shock cavalry, cuirassiers
were a fearsome opponent to face. Dragoons were common to all sides and
could dismount to hold tactical positions, such as bridges, but could
also fire from the saddle if needed.
All armies of the period
fielded as much ordnance as they could afford, from fearsome large
Sakers to small field pieces like the Falconet, spewing out a lethal
hail of shot at point blank range.
This boxed set contains the
following plastic figures: 30 harquebusiers, 6 cuirassiers, 3 cornets, 9
mounted dragoons, 15 dismounted dragoons, 18 commanded shotte, 3 Saker
medium guns, 3 Falconet light guns, 3 mounted battalia commanders and 3
ensigns on foot, plastic bases, and a full-colour flag sheet with Thirty
Years’ War colours.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted