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Push of Pike 2008
Renaissance Wargaming Tournament

Playing at PoPThe fifth annual Push of Pike tournament was held on 27-28 September 2008 at the NSWC club hall.

The theme for this year's competition encompassed the Wars of Religion of the 1560s-1590s. Armies in this theme typically had a mixture of Pistols and Lancers, and the foot will have a high proportion of pikes and a mixture of arquebus and musket. We used 500 point armies.

Competition Results

1. John Way (Dutch Rebellion) - 333 points
2. Stu Todd (French and Venetians) - 329
3. Richard Foster (French Huguenot) - 226
4. Kendall Blue (Austrian Imperial) - 221
5. Ian Candy (Austrian Imperial) - 219
6. Philip Abela (Low Countries Spanish) - 219
7. Andrew Bennetts (French and Venetians) - 113

Dutch v SpanishFrench v Austrians

Left: Dutch v Spanish (Round Two). The Spanish are attempting to deploy in the marshes and forests, while the Dutch are manoeuvering freely.
Right: Round One, Benny's French v Ian's Austrians.
Below: A Dutch General.

Dutch GeneralRound One
Richard (French Huguenot) 109 - 1 Kendall (Austrian Imperial)
John (Dutch Rebellion) 110 - 0 Stu (French and Venetians)
Ian (Austrian Imperial) 109 - 1 Benny (French and Venetians)
Philip - Bye

Round Two
John (Dutch Rebellion) 110 - 0 Philip (Low Countries Spanish)
Richard (French Huguenot) 110 - 0 Ian (Austrian Imperial)
Benny (French and Venetians) 110 - 0 Kendall (Austrian Imperial)
Stu - Bye

Round Three
Richard (French Huguenot) 6 - 4 John (Dutch Rebellion)
Philip (Low Countries Spanish) 109 - 1 Benny (French and Venetians)
Stu (French and Venetians) 110 - 0 Ian (Austrian Imperial)
Kendall - Bye

Round Four
Stu (French and Venetians) 109 - 1 Richard (French Huguenot)
John (Dutch Rebellion) 109 - 1 Benny (French and Venetians)
Kendall (Austrian Imperial) 110 - 0 Philip (Low Countries Spanish)
Ian - Bye

French v SpanishThe Round Three game between the French and Spanish. The French lines are awaiting the attack of two full-strength Spanish Tercios. One Tercio smashed through the Venetian allies, but the other was defeated in a close fight with the French infantry and cavalry.

The French up close!

Competition Rules

DBR rules version 2.0 with revised AP (see below). 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.

Deployment Rules

We will use these modifications based on the BHGS Nationals rules.
The Deployment rules are as per the rules but with the following changes:
Deployment is in the following order:
(1) First the defender and then the invader place all fortifications and Baggage not embarked on naval elements or in a BUA.
(2) Both sides record the relative positions of their commands from left-to-right and from front-to-rear and the exact position and direction faced of troops in ambush.
(3) Each side alternately deploys one command, starting with the defender. Each side must deploy its command with the greatest number of ME, including Baggage. Its remaining commands can be deployed in any order. Deployment includes all land & naval elements and fixed obstacles except any in ambush.
(4) The defender places the concealed command (if any), less any ambushers it includes.

Army Lists

Armies of 500 AP.

You may submit two army lists; one to be used when you are the invader and the other to be used when you are the defender. Both must be from the same army list and year. Troops restricted to defending BUA may only be taken in the defender list.

The following army lists may be used:

Book 1 List 6 Venetian Italian. May only choose armies from 1560 onwards. No more than 1/2 Shot may be upgraded to (O)
Book 1 List 7 German Minor States. May only choose armies from 1544 onwards.
Book 1 List 21 Austrian Imperial. List errata: Reiters are Pi (I).
Book 1 List 43 Elizabethan English. List errata: Downgraded billmen after 1575 are Bd (I).
Book 1 List 45 French Hugenot.
Book 1 List 46 French Catholic.
Book 1 List 47 Low Countries Spanish.
Book 1 List 48 Dutch Rebellion. May only choose armies before 1606. List errata: Huguenot volunteers are Pi (S)
Book 2 List 2 Early Danish. May only choose armies from 1550 onwards. Polish allies not allowed.
Book 2 List 3 Early Vasa Swedish. May only choose armies from 1560 onwards.
Book 2 List 14 Christian IV Danish. May only choose armies before 1625.
Book 2 List 16 French Thirty Years War. May only choose armies before 1622.

Any army list notes constraining moves of landsknecht pikes and arquebusiers will be ignored for this tournament

AP: Push of Pike will use revised element costs.

(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

10

10

Pontooneers

 

5

 

 

 

Warwagons

 

10

3

 

 

Elephants

24

20

16

 

 

Baggage

 

5

5

 

 

Ships

6

5

3

4

4

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.

Austrian cavalryLots of Austrian lancers and reiters, but only one PIP!


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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