Sorry for the delay in posting these photos but I've been on a learning curve trying to get used to the new Adobe Photo shop - which in my opinion isn't as good as the old one , however think I've got it finally sorted. Having missed photographing the previous game with 'A' and 'R' I reset the troops up and played it again .
Here we see the Catholic right flank with their Tercio guarding the bridge which is the objective of the game - the Protestant forces have to capture it in 6 turns.- this photo looks very faded - still need to fiddle with photo shop !.
The freshly painted Bohemian/Protestant 'Red' Regiment . Under 'Pike & Shotte' this counts as a 'Battalia' or Brigade hence the Commander on foot in front of it.
The Catholic League Left flank , the hedge is lined by a unit of 'Commanded' Musketeers.
Another photo of the 'Red' Regt. , the white markers are to show that the 'sleeves' of muskets have not shot yet - these are removed when they 'first fire' .
The battle itself was a disaster for the Protestants - the 'Red' regt. advanced bravely but due to the poor command dice rolled by the rest of their force were not supported and threatened on the flank by enemy Horse had to adopt a 'Hedgehog' formation to protect themselves . They were then truly shot to pieces and routed off the table , with a third of their army gone and once again failing their command rolls the Protestant Command called off the attack .
The Protestant Horse sit there and watch their newly painted comrades get massacred , only finally moving when it was to late ! Grr ! . A good game though even if it turned out a bit odd , with the similarities between the 'Pike & Shotte' rules and 'Black Powder' I didn't have any problems running the game and am looking forward to more games using them . This has of course excited me into painting up some more figures for this project which I will photograph and post soon.
A moody picture of the game using 'Photo Shop' , still need to practise getting it right .