It was a rare thing for a general in the 17th Century to take to the field without an artillery train to intimidate and pulverise the enemy lines. These cannon and mortars were terrifying weapons, belching smoke and flames with a frightening roar that no simple country lad was likely to have heard before.
The cannon’s range of a thousand yards or more, although inaccurate at such extreme distances, could deliver its solid iron cannon balls to smash through the tightly packed enemy ranks to devastating effect.
A wily master gunner would position his guns where they could do the most damage whilst not risking them to the enemy – it being a great shame to lose ones guns in battle, not least because of the enormous cost incurred in manufacturing, transporting and crewing them.
This box has three mighty weapons carefully protected by well-built gabion and wicker work defences, with the gunpowder barrels safely stowed in pits. Served by stoic crews and supported by a Sentinel, Master Gunner and an Engineer, these will wreak havoc in your opponent’s battle lines!
If you are new to wargaming in this era you will need a copy of the Pike & Shotte rulebook which is our rulebook covering the Italian Wars, Tudor Wars, Thirty Years War, English Civil Wars, and The War of the Grand Alliance this 208 page hardback book is chock full of exquisitely painted miniatures, army lists and battle report.
The format of the inner pages will be a familiar one to those who already own our Hail Caesar and Black Powder rulebooks – loads of eye candy to back up the rules! With 208 pages in the book you’ll be kept busy for some time digesting the rules or drooling over the photographs or beautifully painted miniatures.
With every copy of Pike & Shotte rulebook bought directly from us you’ll receive this beautiful exclusive sculpt of the figure on the front of the book – Hugo Raleigh, ensign of the King’s Guard!
Sculpted by our own Wojtek, Hugo Raleigh is supplied with a steel baner pole and full-colour paper King’s Guard colours. This will allow you the freedom to add him into your army as any ensign, or easily converted into an officer or standard bearer.
You can only get your hands on this free miniature when you place an order for the Pike & Shotte rulebook directly from us at Warlord Games (via our webstore, over the phone, by letter, at shows or by dropping in to Warlord HQ).