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Naseby 1645 by Bill Astin

A near run thing

(issue # 60 of Despatches)


Wargaming with DBR by Jeff Herbert

One man's view of "De Bellis Renationis"


A Day Out in Kinsale by Jonathan Wray

A visit to the site of the battle of 1601

(this article originally appeared in the Arquebusier  the Journal of the Pike and Shot Society)




Garden Wars by Jeff Herbert

Or a Man Before His Time






The Pike and Shot Society

Promotes interest in the warfare of the Early Modern Period, a time that saw radical change in the way in which wars were fought world-wide. Its main activity is the publication of its highly respected bi-monthly journal Arquebusier as well as specialist books, monographs and booklets.



Musket & Pike Series - GMT

A fine series of two-player tactical games spanning the English Civil War, The Thirty Years War and the battles of Gustav Adolf the Great.

Thirty Years War - GMT

The title says it all.  A card driven game of the entire war that is tense and exciting in play.  Unfortunately out of print, but you should be able to find a copy on eBay.

Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 1517-1555 - GMT

Another card driven game, this time covering the political and religious conflicts of early 16th Century Europe.  For 3-6 players (can be played 2 player with an additional set of cards and variant rules contained in issue #19 of C3i, GMT's company magazine).

Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 - Phalanx

Strategic game simulating the Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Netherlands. An unusual topic with asymmetrical play for 2 to 5 players.  An excellent game, with fine components to boot!