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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 - 21 English
Rating: 5.94 (18)
Games Played: 22
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.
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?