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Charge Pikes

Charge Pikes

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CHARGE PIKES!
V 3.0
English Civil War Miniatures Rules
ByWesley A. Rogers
 
Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................................1Game Scales................................................................................................................................................................................1Troop Types ...............................................................................................................................................................................1Mounting Figures.......................................................................................................................................................................2
 Bases for Figures.....................................................................................................................................................................2
Units............................................................................................................................................................................................2Morale Grades ...........................................................................................................................................................................2Formations..................................................................................................................................................................................3
 Infantry....................................................................................................................................................................................3 Naked Foot, Pike-supported Foot, and Heavy-Armed Foot....................................................................................................3 Infantry Deployment................................................................................................................................................................4 Mounted Formations ............................................................................................................................................................... Artillery Formations................................................................................................................................................................
Hits..............................................................................................................................................................................................6
 Hits Against Pike and Shot Units.............................................................................................................................................
Generals and Command............................................................................................................................................................6Visibility......................................................................................................................................................................................6Steadiness and Order.................................................................................................................................................................6
 Disorder................................................................................................................................................................................... Exhausted Units....................................................................................................................................................................... Recovering from Shaken or Disordered Status........................................................................................................................
Morale States..............................................................................................................................................................................7Turn Sequence............................................................................................................................................................................7Initiative......................................................................................................................................................................................7Movement...................................................................................................................................................................................8
 Moving Routing Units.............................................................................................................................................................. Moving Pursuing Units............................................................................................................................................................Charging.................................................................................................................................................................................. Impetus.....................................................................................................................................................................................9Counter-Charging....................................................................................................................................................................9 Evading....................................................................................................................................................................................9 Interpenetration.......................................................................................................................................................................9Open and Protected Flanks.....................................................................................................................................................9 Maneuvers and Formation Changes......................................................................................................................................10Skirmish Movement................................................................................................................................................................10 Recoil Moves..........................................................................................................................................................................10 Movement Chart ....................................................................................................................................................................11
Shooting....................................................................................................................................................................................11
 Basic Procedure.....................................................................................................................................................................11Timing of Fire........................................................................................................................................................................12Priority of Fire.......................................................................................................................................................................12Shooting Over or Through Other Units.................................................................................................................................12Shooting Through Gaps.........................................................................................................................................................12 Artillery Danger Zones..........................................................................................................................................................12 Moving and Firing.................................................................................................................................................................12Shooting Table.......................................................................................................................................................................13
Combat......................................................................................................................................................................................13
 Basic Procedure.....................................................................................................................................................................13Figures Eligible to Strike.......................................................................................................................................................14Cavalry Recoil.......................................................................................................................................................................14Pike-Supported, Naked, and Heavy-Armed Foot...................................................................................................................14Pistols in Combat...................................................................................................................................................................14Skirmishers and Gunners in Combat.....................................................................................................................................14
 
Combat Tables.......................................................................................................................................................................15
Reaction Tests ..........................................................................................................................................................................16
 Reaction to Rally From Rout.................................................................................................................................................16  Reaction to Halt Pursuit........................................................................................................................................................16 Panic Vs. Cavalry Charge.....................................................................................................................................................16  Reaction to Charge or Countercharge to Contact.................................................................................................................17  Reaction to Stand Vs. Successful Charge (if stationary or evading) .....................................................................................17  Reaction vs. Shooting Hits.....................................................................................................................................................17  Reaction Vs. Losing a Combat...............................................................................................................................................18  Reaction Vs. Friend Routing within 12(9)" ...........................................................................................................................18 
Terrain Effects.........................................................................................................................................................................18
Woods ....................................................................................................................................................................................18  Rough Ground .......................................................................................................................................................................19 Hills .......................................................................................................................................................................................19Fences, Walls, and Hedgerows..............................................................................................................................................19Streams ..................................................................................................................................................................................19 Rivers.....................................................................................................................................................................................19 Buildings................................................................................................................................................................................19Fieldworks.............................................................................................................................................................................20
Optional Rules..........................................................................................................................................................................20
The Swedish Maneuver System..............................................................................................................................................20Firelocks................................................................................................................................................................................21Forlorn Hopes .......................................................................................................................................................................21Volley Fire.............................................................................................................................................................................21Scottish Lancers.....................................................................................................................................................................21 Highlanders...........................................................................................................................................................................22Cost Chart..............................................................................................................................................................................22

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