English Civil Wars

To Kill a King – Behind the new ECW supplement

To Kill a King – the work and the thoughts behind the new ECW supplement! By Charles Singleton Introduction I first got to learn about the English Civil Wars was…

Pike and Shotte Demo Army

Andy Bartlett introduces an impressive Pike & Shotte battle that recently took place at the Sanctuary gaming Centre club and most recently it was the first thing everyone who entered through the…

Focus: Battles in To Kill a King!

Our new To Kill a King Pike & Shotte supplement is massive, so massive that it has 15 battles that span all of the English Civil Wars, each includes the forces…

To Kill a King Terrain!

Many villages and towns suffered during the English civil war and here’s the perfect way to recreate these key battlegrounds! Ye Olde Town View in Store   This set contains:…

New: Sir Bevil Grenville & Anthony Payne & Generals Coach!

The most loved man in Cornwall and his ‘Cornish giant’ are available to fight for you, make sure that Sir Bevil Grenville & Anthony Payne arrive in style with the…

New: Storming Party with Petard

The new Storming Party is ready to assault your enemy, with it’s petard to blow up the castles gate you’re set to bring devastation to the battlefield! View in Store…

New: Armoured Pikemen

The backbone of any force, the new armoured pikemen stand ready for the impeding charge! View in Store The pike blocks were the “Queen of the battlefield” in the 17th…

New: Selection of Peasants!

No town is set without its own townsfolk! Make them the objective of your game or make your town feel that bit more real, these townsfolk will always have a…

Castle For Sale!

Hasn’t everyone wanted to own a castle? Well you always could, how’s this one for size! History is full of monumental moments of heroic clashes, death defying accounts and brutal…

An ‘introductory top five’ English Civil War reading list

With the publication of the Pike & Shotte supplement ‘To Kill a King’ a few weeks away now, Warlord asked me to make a short list of a top five…

History: The Second & Third English Civil Wars

With the To Kill a King supplement on the horizon, here’s part 2 of our history covering the second and third English civil wars! The Second English Civil War 1648 King Charles was imprisoned…

History: The First English Civil War 1642-1647

With the new To Kill a King supplement dropping in we thought we’d also drop some history onto all of you! After disbanding parliament and unsuccessfully try to force a…

In-depth: Lord Minimus, Sir Jeffery Hudson

Warlord’s own Commander in-chief John Stallard uncovers Lord Minimus’s extravagant and arduous journey! In 1626 the Earl of Buckingham laid on a great banquet for his majesty Charles I of…

New: To Kill A King! – Pike & Shotte English Civil War

168 pages of colour rich information with an introduction by writer Charles Singleton, this supplement for Pike & Shotte describes the history, armies, personalities and battles of the English Civil…

New: Battle for Britain – Wargame The English Civil War 1642 – 1651

Hot out of the box comes a fantastic book from historical illustrator Peter Dennis and veteran wargamer Andy Callan: View in Store   In the Battle of Britain series you…

Showcase: John’s Very English Civil War

As the dust settles from an eventful Salute weekend in London some beautiful English Civil War troops alighted our web team desks and what else would we do than show…

Highlight: Ye Olde Town

Delving into the battles on Old English Soil? Then here’s a perfect way to create a stunning backdrop or objective for a game! Sarissa Precision kits are easy to assemble and great…

Showcase: Lord Thomas Hawksby’s Pike & Shotte Musketeers

Lord Thomas Hawksby’s regiment is a fictional English Civil War Parliamentarian Infantry Regiment of Pike, Shotte and an attached Company of Firelocks created by the very skilled ‘Mikeland’. Mikeland’s OldEnglandGrownNew blog tells…

‘Famous by my Sword’

The Army of Montrose and the Millitary Revolution by Charles Singleton Famous By My Sword in Store A brilliant young poet, leading a gallant band whose epic adventure ends in…

Painting: English Civil War Army Uniforms

The fighting men of the English Civil War had more uniformity than their counterparts on the continent in the Thirty Years War, but such uniforms were at the discretion of…

Museums: Inspiration for Pike & Shotte

Steve Morgan (Author of Pike and Shotte) recently provided an article on the English Civil War covering a project of his, focused on Edge Hill, combine this with photos from a…

New: Pike & Shotte Musketeers

Pike & Shotte musketeers The musket – the mainstay of your army – was first invented by the Spanish in the early 16th century – and were originally designed as…

Pike & Shotte: English Civil War Edgehill Project

The illustrious Steve Morgan author of Pike & Shotte has been sharpening his pikes once again to take us through his English Civil War Edgehill Project: Before starting an English…

Focus: Pike & Shotte Musketeers and Firelocks

The mainstay of the armies of the era, the roles of the musketeer and firelocks were pivotal in this new age of warfare. The pike blocks of infantry were usually…

New: Pike & Shotte Musketeers and Armoured Pike Block

Our eagerly awaited Thirty Years War supplement for Pike & Shotte is now shipping out to customers – which means that it’s the perfect time for us to release some…

Focus: Thirty Years War Artillery

Last Friday, we released the Pike & Shotte Ordnance Battery set – offering some serious fire support for armies of the 1500 – 1700 period. The set contains three guns,…

New: Pike & Shotte Ordnance Battery

It was a rare thing for a general in the 17th Century to take to the field without an artillery train to intimidate and pulverise the enemy lines. These cannon…

New: Pike & Shotte Storming Party Musketeers and Command Group

Along with our first Pike & Shotte supplement The Devil’s Playground and the smashing Ordnance Battery we have a second Command Group and and a Musketeer Storming Party released ready…

Re-boxing: Pike & Shotte Infantry and Cavalry

With the release of The Devil’s Playground our first supplement for Pike & Shotte we have taken the opportunity to re-box our plastic infantry and cavalry so they can be…

Work-in-Progress: Pike & Shotte Command Models

12 Days of Christmas – Day 11 For our penultimate Christmas treat we have some just-sculpted shots of these Pike & Shotte command groups. With our next supplement to be released…

New: Pike & Shotte Baggage Wagon

This superb new resin and metal baggage wagon is now available. With two Pike & Shotte supplements being worked on at the moment, it’s a great time to add tour…

Redesigned: Battle-Ready Windmill

Paul’s Modelling Workshop has redesigned their pre-painted Battle-Ready Windmill, suitable for English Civil War battles and any rural European setting after that time: The main section is about 30mm taller…

New: Plastic Barn and Stable

Released today are the two latest plastic buildings from the Tabletop Workshop range. The Barn and the Stable are smaller buildings and are based around the existing Cottage design. They…

New: Resin Breastworks Set

Our new resin Breastworks come ready painted from Paul’s Modelling Workshop and can be placed straight onto your Pike & Shotte or Black Powder battlefields. These temporary earthworks were thrown up…

Hobby: Lord Morecroft’s Coach

Mike Jackson created this highly characterful model for his blog using Pike & Shotte models, and we are only too happy to show off his handiwork! Lord Thomas Hawksby’s regiment…

Hobby: Sir Thomas Fairfax

Forum-dweller ‘Ste’ is back with another fantastic paint-job – Sir Thomas Fairfax, general in the First English Civil War – who was nicknamed ‘Black Tom’ after his jet black hair…

New: Pike & Shotte Engineer Working Party

Out today is the hard-working Engineer Working Party for Pike & Shotte, standing ready to build your siege lines and earthworks: It was not all marching and fighting in 17th…

Collecting an English Civil War Army – Where to Start?

Pike & Shotte author Steve Morgan gives some pointers on how to start collecting and painting an English Civil Wars army: Steve: Many gamers steer clear of wargaming the English…

New: Wargames Scenery

Following on from the Pacific buildings we released on Wednesday, we have 3 more laser-cut wooden buildings – a Radar Station, a Village Church and a Village Fountain. While the…

History: Pike & Shotte Dragoons

The role of the dragoon was still being defined in the wars of the 17th century. Dragoons later went on to become heavy shock cavalry who rarely got off their expensive horses….

Hobby: John Stallard holds his horses

Warlord Boss John has mostly been painting animals this week… Here is his rendition of the popular but very sad dead livestock set, two dead bloated cows and a poor…

Showcase: Pike & Shotte Mule Train

The roads of Britain and Europe in the 17th century were legendarily poor in the main. All heavy goods were moved by sea and river wherever possible, carts being suitable for…

Showcase: Pike & Shotte Lords of the Land

The Pike & Shotte English Civil War range has some stunning mounted character models, ready to lead your regiments into battle for King (or not) and Country. Shown here are…

Spotlight: Mike Jackson’s English Civil War Cavalry

Our glorious leader, Mr Stallard, was overcome when he saw Warlord forum moderator Mike Jackson’s (Mikeland) conversions on our forums and wanted them to be shared with the world at…

New: Pike & Shotte Scottish!

One of the most popular Pike & Shotte armies with you are the Highlanders and the Covenanters. Those of you of a North-of-the-border persuasion rejoice – here are a bunch…

New: Pike & Shotte Armoured Pikemen!

Adding more steel (literally!) to your pike blocks are these new armoured pikemen sculpts.  Perfect for use in your English Civil wars and Thirty Years Wars armies… These new sculpts…

Preview: Armoured Pikemen!

One of the requests we’ve fielded so often is for us to release more armoured pikemen for our Pike & Shotte range. With us starting the release of our Thirty…

New: Pike & Shotte Herald!

For those of you looking for a a trumpeter with a great deal of panache or perhaps to add to that high command diorama you’ve been thinking of we have…

New: ‘Black Tom’ Fairfax!

A key figure in the Parliamentarian cause Sir Thomas Fairfax, dubbed ‘Black Tom’ for his somewhat swarthy appearance, was a fair-minded General much-loved by his troops. We now bring you…

History: Pike & Shotte Dragoons

A brief discourse on the nature of Dragoons in the Pike & Shotte period by John Stallard. The Dragoon seems to have acquired his name from his principle weapon –…

New! Marquis of Montrose

One of the greatest heroes of the English Civil Wars, James Graham, Marquis of Montrose is now ready to lead your troops into battle! “Let me be judged by the…