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Flodden, 9 September 1513 - HPS/JTS Musket & Pike: The Renaissance

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Flodden, 9 September 1513

By Rich White
Scottish 1 - 0 - 22 English
Rating: 5.76 (20)
Games Played: 23
SM: 1
Turns: 16
Type: Custom
First Side: Scottish
Second Side: English
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Jolly Roger's ProfileJolly Roger Well Balanced 8
tallin's Profiletallin Moderately Pro English 6
Cats's ProfileCats Well Balanced 7
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Slightly Pro English 7
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Moderately Pro English 8
Lieutenant General
agmoss99 Thu May 29, 2014 2:02 pm
Tough for the Scots. The pike blocks once disordered become less effective. The geography favours the defender. Many units are E grade and rout quickly. The longbow is a killing machine. The best way to achieve at least a draw is not to attack the English!
Lieutenant General
agmoss99 Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:05 pm
The English longbow is murderous in this scenario. Too powerful in fact given it was a wet day and it wasn't as effective as it could have been.
Lieutenant General
agmoss99 Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:44 am
The English longbow is powerful, even skirmishers can pack a punch. On the other hand the low quality units on both sides means routing is commonplace so units don't fight to the last man.
Master Sergeant
Fhil Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:47 am
Those longbow units are like medieval Katyushas! The scenario is very interesting, a real bloodbath!
Lieutenant General
agmoss99 Sun May 01, 2016 10:25 am
The English longbow is a murderous weapon in the game. Historically at Flodden it didn't work so well due to rain,
Master Sergeant
Fhil Sun May 01, 2016 10:30 am
Very good one for mirror play, a lot of maneuvering options for both sides.
Lieutenant General
agmoss99 Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:12 pm
The game starts as a draw. To win the Scots or English have to attack. Pike blocks are useless in the terrain. The English longbow is a killing machine.
Saddlesore Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:07 pm
English longbow can seriously decimate Scottish attack. Keep watch on supplies. Don't let units get log jammed. Considering some my mismanagement of forces and indecisiveness still got a major victory, the longbow and terrain makes it very pro-English. The cavalry is well balanced.
Master Sergeant
panther421 Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:02 pm
There seems to be a way for the Scots to win this, as other players have done so, but it seems very difficult.
Lieutenant General
Havoc Frid Dec 07, 2018 4:22 am
Scenario seems to encourage both sides not to attack, or pay the price for doing so.
Lieutenant General
Havoc Frid Dec 07, 2018 4:27 am
I looked at the history of this scenario. Not a single game ended in a Scottish "win". Since the English seem to have the advantage, it might be wise to change the starting points to reflect this for balance?
Lieutenant General
agmoss99 Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:27 pm
The English longbow is devastating - only running out of ammo prevented further losses.