Montrose's Battles

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KiwiWarlord
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Montrose's Battles

Post by KiwiWarlord » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:58 am

Anyone looking at modding Montrose's battles?

Philippeatbay
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Re: Montrose's Battles

Post by Philippeatbay » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:50 pm

Jamie Graham is one of my favorite captains from history -- looking forward to see how you make his battles play out with the Pike and Shot engine.

macdonncadh
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Re: Montrose's Battles

Post by macdonncadh » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:14 pm

I, for one, would also like to see Killiekrankie...

Odenathus
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Re: Montrose's Battles

Post by Odenathus » Fri May 05, 2017 8:31 pm

IMHO P&S is best at reproducing largeish scale battles - just a figure plucked out of the air, but say 10,000 combatants a side. Not a criticism, that's what it's designed for. The smaller the units get the less differential in their firepower, quite often down to no effect at all, and the more fragile they become in melee, so the random factor is all important. Great general that he was, Montrose's battles tend to fall into this category, If his key shock unit is a 125-strong 'regiment' of Alistair's Irish, even as Elite, musket armed, Salvo, Impact Foot, they're not going to - pardon the pun - have much impact. Ditto the handful of horse he usually fielded: 35 Gordon's Horse are hardly worth showing as a unit. For my Little Big Horn scenario, perhaps 3,000 natives vs Custer's 650 troopers and scouts, I had to give up and say that 10 men in the game = 1 in reality, or it just didn't work. I fear that would be the only way to cover many of Montrose's victories.

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