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Push of Pike 2006
Renaissance Wargaming Tournament

Players at Push of PikeThe third annual Push of Pike tournament was hosted by the North Shore Wargames Club on the weekend of 2-3 September 2006. The theme for this tournament was Early Western European armies from 1494-1540 including the Italian Wars, Habsburg-Valois Wars and other armies of that era. Numbers were a bit down this year with only eight of us playing, but we had some great games. The final game to decide the tournament winner came down to a contest betweent two bodies of landsknechts in the French and Danish armies, with the win going to John Way.

Our thanks to Urban Warfare for their support of the tournament.

Best Presented Army

15mm Maximilian Imperialists. Click for larger image.Bryan was given the prize for the Best Presented Army for his wonderfully painted Maximilians. The models are by Essex Miniatures, and Bryan spent the last year getting them painted. Their performance on the battlefield wasn't so good, but they looked great! Even while they were lining up for this photo one of them has already recoiled. And just ignore the Swiss flags, they really are Landsknechts.

Competition Results

1. 331 points John Way (North Shore) Early Danish before 1550
2. 331 points Craig Love (Auckland) Valois French 1512-1522
3. 221 points Ian Candy (North Shore) Venetian Italian 1504-1506
4. 220 points Kendall Blue (North Shore) Spanish Imperial before 1534
5. 219 points Richard Fields (Wellington) Early Tudor English 1513
6. 219 points Philip Abela (North Shore) Neapolitan Spanish 1510
7. 117 points Richard Foster (Auckland) Scandinavian Union 1494
8. 2 points Bryan Orsbourne (South Auckland) Maximilian Imperial before 1507

Round One
Craig (Valois French)   110 - 0  Richard (Early Tudor English)
Ian (Venetian Italian)   110 - 0   Kendall (Spanish Imperial)
Philip (Neapolitan Spanish)   109 - 1   Bryan (Maximilian Imperial)
Richard (Scandinavian Union)   6 - 4   John (Early Danish)
Push of Pike 2006. 15mm Neapolitan Spanish.Round One. The Neapolitan Spanish army. A couple of field guns are deployed behind fortifications. A column of cavalry is moving past them on the road, and behind is the baggage camp and a pontoon wagon. The pontooneers never get to build a bridge as all rivers turn out to be paltry.

Round Two
Craig (Valois French)   110 - 0   Ian (Venetian Italian)
Kendall (Spanish Imperial)   109 - 1   Richard (Early Tudor English)
Richard (Scandinavian Union)   109 - 1   Philip (Neapolitan Spanish)
John (Early Danish)   109 - 1   Bryan (Maximilian Imperial)
Push of Pike 2006. 15mm Tudor English vs Spanish Imperial.

Round Two: Early Tudor English (left-hand side) vs Spanish Imperial (right).

Round Three
Craig (Valois French)   110 - 0   Richard (Scandinavian Union)
Richard (Early Tudor English)   110 - 0   Bryan (Maximilian Imperial)
John (Early Danish)   109 - 1   Ian (Venetian Italian)
Philip (Neapolitan Spanish)   109 - 1   Kendall (Spanish Imperial)

Round Four
Ian (Venetian Italian)   110 - 0   Philip (Neapolitan Spanish)
Kendall (Spanish Imperial)   110 - 0   Bryan (Maximilian Imperial)
John (Early Danish)   109 - 1   Craig (Valois French)
Richard (Early Tudor English)   108 - 2   Richard (Scandinavian Union)
Push of Pike 2006. Early Danes vs Valois French.
Round Four. The final game to decide first and second place. The Danes are at the top of the picture facing the Valois French. The French right flank has a large group of francs archers, who became demoralised but did enough damage to the opposing command to also demoralise it. The French have a micro-command lurking on the road, one general and a couple of light horse. The LH kept out of trouble, but their general didn't! At 3ME, the command wasn't too much of a loss to the army. In the centre of the battlefield both armies had a block of Landsknechts. The Danes had a slight advantage going in to the push of pike. A couple of rounds of combat later and the Danes had a decisive advantage. The win went to John's Danish army.

Date:2-3 September 2006
Venue: Castor Bay Scout Hall, Richards Ave, Forrest Hill, North Shore.
Competition Rules: DBR rules, normal scale battles. 15mm scale. Table size 6 x 4 feet.
Draw: The tournament has two four-hour rounds per day, beginning at 9:00am.
The draw uses the Swiss chess system.
Victory Points: As per page 24 of the rules, plus 100 points for breaking the opponent's army without being broken yourself.
Byes: If the number of competitors is uneven or becomes uneven during the competition, a bye scoring 110 points will be awarded to the current lowest scoring player.
The award for the Best Presented Army will be decided by the votes of all the participants. It encompasses the painting, basing, terrain, and overall composition and style of the army.
Army Lists: Armies of 400AP.
AP: Push of Pike will use revised element costs. Note that this has been superseded by the table on the 2009 webpage

 

(S)

(O)

(I)

(F)

(X)

Lancers

12

10

7

10

 

Pistols

12

10

8

10

 

Sipahis

10

7

5

7

 

Light Horse

7

4

4

4

 

Camelry

9

6

 

7

 

Dragoons

8

7

6

 

 

Pikes

5

4

3

4

 

Shot

8

6

4

5

 

Blades

5

4

3

6

 

Bows

7

5

3

 

 

Skirmishers

4

3

2

 

4

Warband

5

4

3

 

 

Hordes

2

1

 

1

 

Artillery

15

10

6

6

10

Pontooneers

 

5

 

 

 

Warwagons

 

10

3

 

 

Elephants

24

20

16

 

 

Baggage

 

5

5

 

 

Ships

8

7

4

7

5

Galleys

5

4

2

3

 

Boats

3

2

1

2

3

Notes
Deduct 1 AP for troops that are restricted to defending BUA.
No adjustment for Artillery if without draught teams.


Armies must be chosen from these lists:

   Armies of the Great Italian Wars (Book 1, Lists 1-7)
   Armies of the Valois-Hapsburg-Tudor Wars (Book 1, Lists 8-11)
In addition these armies can be selected for the tournament:
   Hungarian (Book 1, List 15)
   Knights of St John (Book 1, List 16)
   Venetian Colonial (Book 1, List 17)
   Spanish Colonial (Book 1, List 41)
   Old Irish (Book 1, List 44)
   Scandinavian Union (Book 2, List 1)
   Early Danish (Book 2, List 2)
   Early Vasa Swedish (Book 2, List 3)

All lists are restricted to options from 1494-1540 AD


Pictures and results of other PoPs
2004 Open list competition
2005 ECW and TYW
2006 Early Wars
2007 Armies of Africa and Asia
2008 The Wars of Religion
2009 The Turkish Wars
2010 Open list competition
2011 ECW and TYW
2012 Armies 1650-1700
2013 European armies 1540-1600
2014 Non-European armies 1494-1700
2015 Armies and Enemies of Charles V 1516-1556
2016 ECW and TYW


This page last updated 30 December 2015

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