I’ve been slowly (slooowly) developing my own set of pike and shot era rules over the last two years. During that time, I’ve been playtesting exclusively with paper proxies I designed.
I’ve reached a point where I’m confident enough in some of the fundamental design choices such as base sizes to make my initial mini purchases. Plus… after all this time, I simply wanted to see actual figures formed up rather than their flat paper counterparts.
Contents of My First Order
I’ve placed orders from Microworld, Baccus 6mm, and Perfect Six for a relatively “small” initial order. Microworld – being here in the States as I am – got my order shipped out incredibly fast. Baccus took a few weeks, and Perfect Six a few weeks longer still.
However, all three orders have finally arrived.
What did I get?
From Their Renaissance Line:
- 1x Spanish Arquebusiers
- 1x Landsknecht Arquebusier
- 1x Spanish Pikemen
- 1x Gendarmes Sidearm
- 1x Reiter Cavalry
From Their Wars of the European Crisis (ECW and TYW) Line:
- 1 x WEC01 – Armoured Pikemen, Advance (CP)
- 1 x WEC08 – Musketeers, Shoulder, Helmet
- 1 x WEC12 – Musketeers, Firing, Helmet
- 1 x WEC18 – Cuirassiers
- 1 x WEC20 – Battalion Guns and crew
- 1 x WEC21 – WEC21 – WEC Saker and Crew
- 1 x WEC22 – Siege Guns and crew
- 1 x WEC23 – Mortars and crew
From Their Battlefield Scenics Line:
- 3x Black powder civilians
- 1x cannonball stacks
- 2x Barricade 20mm
- 2x Barricade 30mm
- 2x Gabions
- 2x Log Barricades
The question of base sizes was generally settled pretty early on in playtesting in favor of big bases to allow for both diorama-style settings and the mass effect 6mm does so well.
I picked up a bunch of the three size of bases I’ll be using from Joerg at Things From The Basement a long time before I felt comfortable pulling the trigger on the miniatures. Now, these look like they may finally see some use!