I'm looking for some help from people who actually know something about the ECW.
I will be picking up the Black Powder rules some time this year. I do not foresee playing any BP this year; too many other projects on the go. I would, however, like to buy a few boxes to get things started. The main eras that I plan to game with BP are Napoleonic and the American Civil War.
For ACW I will build a force for Gettysburg. This is the battle I know best, having lived there for a summer. There are plenty of characterful regiments and it has a bit of everything.
For Napoleonic gaming I'm looking at Salamanca. This fight has always struck me as a brilliant bit of generalship. I've also, always, been struck by the fact that the two armies were marching a few hundred yards apart. That is something that my modern brain just can't grasp.
The last period would be Thirty Years War/English Civil War. For this period I'll pick up Pike & Shotte. This is a very low priority period, except that I really want to build some pike blocks. I'm not sure what is causing this desire, but from long experience, the only way to scratch the itch will be to buy, assemble and paint a couple of regiments.
Can anyone recommend a good battle for me to use to build my armies? I'd prefer something in Yorkshire, as that's where I lived when I was in England. Other than that, I'm not really too particular. I'd like something with a bit of everything and some interesting character.
Any ideas will be met with my enraptured interest, I assure you.
You can't go wrong with the biggies: Edgehill, Marston Moor and Naseby.
There can be no doubt that the success of the attack on and stand against the enemy at St. Lambert sur Dives can largely be attributed to this officer’s coolness ... London Gazette, no.36812, 27 November 1944