Uniforms & History

History: Gustavus Adolphus, the The Lion of the North

Søren Ralph Christensen has a large Pike & Shotte 30 Years War collection, and after painting up his Gustavus Adolphus model decided to write up a short history. I wanted to…

History: Pike & Shotte Dragoons

The role of the Dragoon was still being defined in the wars of the 17th century. Dragoons later went on to become heavy shock cavalry who rarely got off their expensive horses….

Museums: Inspiration for Pike & Shotte

Steve Morgan (Author of Pike and Shotte) provided an article on the English Civil War covering a project of his, focused on Edge Hill, combine this with photos from a visit…

Who were the Landsknechts?

An amazingly thorough article by Jess Webb detailing who the Landsknechts were, both on and off the battlefield. Who were the Landsknechts? The term “Landsknecht” appeared in the German language…

Castle For Sale!

Hasn’t everyone wanted to own a castle? Well you always could, how’s this one for size! History is full of monumental moments of heroic clashes, death defying accounts and brutal…

History: The Second & Third English Civil Wars

With the To Kill a King supplement on the horizon, here’s part 2 of our history covering the second and third English civil wars! The Second English Civil War 1648 King Charles was imprisoned…

History: The First English Civil War 1642-1647

With the new To Kill a King supplement dropping in we thought we’d also drop some history onto all of you! After disbanding parliament and unsuccessfully try to force a…

‘Famous by my Sword’

The Army of Montrose and the Millitary Revolution by Charles Singleton Famous By My Sword in Store A brilliant young poet, leading a gallant band whose epic adventure ends in…

Painting: English Civil War Army Uniforms

The fighting men of the English Civil War had more uniformity than their counterparts on the continent in the Thirty Years War, but such uniforms were at the discretion of…

Focus: Pike & Shotte Musketeers and Firelocks

The mainstay of the armies of the era, the roles of the musketeer and firelocks were pivotal in this new age of warfare. The pike blocks of infantry were usually…

History: The Thirty Years War in brief

Next month sees the release of ‘The Devil’s Playground‘ – a Pike and Shotte supplement covering the Thirty Years War. With a concise history of the 1618-1648 conflict, more specific…

Collecting an English Civil War Army – Where to Start?

Pike & Shotte author Steve Morgan gives some pointers on how to start collecting and painting an English Civil Wars army: Steve: Many gamers steer clear of wargaming the English…

Witchcraft In Wargames

by Bob Black So, you have prepared your army list for Germany in the late 15th century. Now is the time to pick your Champions and to add the final…

History: Pike & Shotte Dragoons

A brief discourse on the nature of Dragoons in the Pike & Shotte period by John Stallard. The Dragoon seems to have acquired his name from his principle weapon –…