Big Don ‘the Don’ McHugh has just posted the runners and riders for next weekend. B.I.G on Bath Road Bristol always gives us a warm welcome and I’m anticipating four tough games. I usually go for all-arms competition armies but this time I’m going one-dimensional, wall to wall pikes…….
Mark Mainwaring – HYW English
Mike Baldwin – Swiss
Richard Walker – HYW French
Mark Fry – Wars of Roses
Dino Monticoli – HYW French
Mark Clarke – Siam
Colin Cavanagh – Burgundian Ordnance
Steve Hacker – Condottieri Italian
Andrew Unwin – Burgundian Ordnance
Keith Mcglynn – Order of St John
Chris Jackson – Free Company
Don McHugh – Medieval Scots
Now before my regulars start questioning whether I have resumed spending, the answer is an emphatic no. Well, I did spend thirteen pounds on two Steel Fist minis as a general’s unit- expensive but amazing casts. Chris J is back on the scene and he is lending me the army.
In Tuesday’s game, my Lorrainer sub-commander, Jon ” the lady killer’ Gallacher affected a turning manouvre with his allied horse. You can see his evil gaze below…
So, first time out and it’s a draw for the Swiss. That’s probably the best result I’ve ever had in a test game. Not that I’m a great believer in test games. My final list has two large corps of pike and halberd , with the third corps of just pike. I’m hoping for a waterway or at least some terrain to close my flanks down. My biggest concern is that I resist the temptation to advance out of a good position. I’m not a defensively minded player but the steamroller is vulnerable to flank attacks.