Steve & Tony's Parliamentary Army v. Jim's Royalists
On the other flank the other cavalier division charged the Parliament's advance guard as their infantry followed up behind.
The Parliamentary right was still a long way away, so the Royalists continued attacking on their right, hoping to pull off a win before they could arrive. However, their attempt to outflank the Parliamentary foot by attacking through the farmyard petered out and the musketeer division on their right was too slow to come up. The main Royalist infantry division was holding their own, but when the Lifeguard cavalry's desperate attempt at a breakthough on their right failed it was all over for the King's men.
Despite the size of the battle and the need for frequent consultation of the rule book, the battle ripped along quickly. It was all over in 2 hours. We all enjoyed it very much. The Pike & Shotte system is as you would expect a mix of Black Powder & Hail Caesar, but it does succeed in bringing out a very credible English Civil War feel. The similar systems make it easy to pick up P&S after learning HC, but it is a bit tricky remembering the subtle differences. On balance though I like the principle of a common system tweaked for the different periods.
Our 15mm figures are based on 40mm x 30mm stands: Infantry in 2 ranks, cavalry in 1.
Standard units: Musketeers & dragoons 3 stands in 1 rank. Pike & cavalry 4 stands in 2 ranks.
We used these with the distances & ranges straight from the book on a 10'x8' table.