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.