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Push of Pike 2009
Renaissance Wargaming Tournament

The Venetian fleetThe sixth annual Push of Pike DBR tournament was held on 26/27 September 2009 at the usual NSWC venue, Forrest Hill Scout Hall in Becroft Park on Becroft Drive, Forrest Hill, North Shore, Auckland.

We used 500 point armies, selected from the a list of armies and enemies of the Ottoman Turks. For this tournament Janissaries were allowed to be used as Sh(S) and both the Turkish players took that option.

Results
1. Richard Foster - Ottoman Turks 1494 to 1595 - 28 points
2. John Way - Mamluks 1517 - 27
3. Grant Brown - Later Poles - 27
4. Kendall Blue - Late Imperialists 1649 to 1681 - 22
5. Mike Holt - Russian Traditional 1630 to 1647 - 21
6. Andrew Bennetts - Later Venetian Colonial 1668 - 19
7. Philip Abela - Safavid Persians 1520 to 1590 - 10
8. Scott Gallagher (Turks 1625 to 1700) and Mark Caunter (Austrian Imperial) attended for one day each, getting 6 points.

Round 1
Mike (Russians) 6 - 4 Philip (Persians)
John (Mamluks) 10 - 0 Kendall (Imperialists)
Richard (Turks) 7 - 3 Benny (Venetians)
Grant (Poles) 10 - 0 Scott (Turks)

Russian dragoons in a village, defending against PersiansRound 2
John (Mamluks) 6 - 4 Grant (Poles)
Richard (Turks) 6 - 4 Mike (Russians)
Benny (Venetians) 9 - 1 Philip (Persians)
Kendall (Imperialists) 10 - 0 (Scott) Turks

Round 3
John (Mamluks) 5 - 5 Richard (Turks)
Grant (Poles) 7 - 3 Benny (Venetians)
Mike (Russians) 7 - 3 Kendall (Imperialists)
Philip (Persians) 5 - 5 Mark (Austrians)

Round 4
Grant (Poles) 6 - 4 Mike (Russians)
John (Mamluks) 6 - 4 Benny (Venetians)
Richard (Turks) 10 - 0 Philip (Persians)
Kendall (Imperialists) 9 - 1 Mark (Austrians)

Right: Round 1, Russian dragoons in a village, defending against the Persians.
Below left: Poles vs Turks. Right, Venetians vs Turks. The venetian navy lands on the flank of the Turkish army. In the counter-attack, a heroic Turkish fire-lancer (Sk(X)) captured a galley.

Poles vs Turks Venetians vs Turks

The theme was Armies of the Turkish Wars (Book I, lists 12-21, plus a few others)

For this tournament we used revised points values:

(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

Note that naval elements have reverted to the cost specified in the rulebook.
Deduct 1 AP for troops that are restricted to defending BUA, if so specified in the Army List book.
No adjustment for Artillery if without draught teams.

The sad tale of the Venetian navy. Below left: Invading Poland on foot: No WW in the Polish list! Right: The Venetian fleet was comprehensively defeated by the Mamluk fleet of three galliots with camel gunners in support.

Venetians vs Poles Venetians vs Mamluks


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


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