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    Went I went up to London in August, I got bit by the Pike & Shotte bug. I desperately wanted to buy a Warlord’s starter army, but when I realized the cost of it, and thought about the fact that it wouldn’t give me even one third of one army… for a rules set and period I had vever before played…. in a scale I hardly ever play in (28mm)…. Well, I had to admit that it was a Bad Idea.

    When I got back to Brazil, however, the bug still hadn’t went away. I REALLY wanted to try out Pike & Shotte, as I’d never played Renaissance before and it had always appealed to me.

    But what to do now? I certainly couldn’t justify spending 500 USD on a whim and there are, as of yet, no 3mm pike and shot armies. I guess I could try 2mm or 6mm… But what to do about the rules?

    Then I found out two things:

    1) Warlord Games is very sensibly selling a digital version of Pike & Shotte. Well, glory be! Mind you, I do think it is a bit expensive for what is essentially a PDF, but hey: it’s cheaper than overseas mail, by a long shot! And i won’t begrudge Warlord my hard earned reais they way I’d begrudge, oh, say, Games Workshop.

    2) Billy Bones makes an excellent, funky set of paper ECW minatures. http://billybonesworkshop.co.uk/2.html

    Well, that settled it.

    For USD, I bought my Billy Bones figs and for another 50 USD, I bought a beige bedsheet and printed up masses of figures on thick manilla paper. You can see the inital results, below (more can be see here:, http://leadnobleed.blogspot.com.br/2014/10/billy-bones-paper-ecw-miniatures.html):

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

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    willz
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    What a brilliant idea, cheers for sharing this information Thaddeus.

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    Steve Johnson
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    I like that a lot. Off to the Paper Soldiers website to see what I can find….

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