Swedish/Saxon army (John R)
The Yellow Brigade was rated as excellent and the Blue brigade almost as good. The Green Brigade were steady reliable troops and the Saxons were, in this game anyway, not supposed to be especially good, i.e. a polite way of saying they were rated really bad, especially the cavalry. I was struggling a bit with my back so decided to let the Johns fight this out between themselves and acted as umpire, purveyor of refreshments and tried to keep my boisterous Chocolate Lab out of the games room.
I was a great game and looked splendid if I say so myself. The rules worked well and both sides played the game in the spirit of the period. Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable day, even though, or especially as, the rules (Pike and Shotte) proved to be as frustrating and unforgiving as usual! It was John McC's first game with Pike and Shotte too.
I almost forgot. The Imperialists managed an unprecedented number of blunders (handling errors in Rugby terms?) in this game (10) but this mostly resulted in troops veering off course rather than anything silly, except for the time the Catholic League shot took it upon themselves to charge the churchyard!
I now need to do some make and mend on these troops before they go back in the box. Pikes need re-fixing, some flags need replacing, and some rebasing needs doing.