Thirty Years War

Pike & Shotte Showcase: Thirty Years War Army

By Robert Scicluna I started collecting pike and shotte miniatures seven years ago. I’ve been interested in The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) since a teenager, and with the release of the…

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…

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…

Hobby: Dan Hoyt’s Thirty Years War Swedish Infantry

Dan Hoyt – from Redoverblue has been busy at the painting desk again. Stepping away from his usual WWII fare – this past week he showcased some of our Thirty Years War…

New: Thirty Years War book deal

If you have even half an interest in the Thirty Years War you won’t want to miss out on this great value deal. Combining the new Pike & Shotte supplement,…

Credit where it’s due!

The siege section of our recently released Thirty Years War book for Pike & Shotte, The Devil’s Playground has a missing credit. Allow us to rectify this omission immediately! This…

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…

New: The Devil’s Playground – Pike & Shotte supplement

Now available in store, our very first Pike & Shotte supplement covers the devastating Thirty Years War: View in Store The Thirty Years War was a series of conflicts that…

History: The Thirty Years War in brief

Next month sees the release of ‘The Devil’s Playground‘ – a Pike and Shotte supplement covering the Thirty Years War. With a concise history of the 1618-1648 conflict, more specific…

New: European Weapons and Warfare 1618-1648

Back in print is Eduard Wagner’s classic study of warfare during the Thirty Years’ War covers the people, uniforms and lives of soldiers from generals to muleteers. A tour de…

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…

Thirty Years War – a call to arms!

We are currently working on a new supplement for Pike & Shotte covering the Thirty Years War in the West. If you have great looking miniatures, units or armies and…

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…

New: Croat Light Cavalry

Reinforcements for Pike & Shotte players, out today are Croat Light Cavalry for the Thirty Years War: These skirmishing warriors were heavily armed and had a grim reputation for raiding…

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: Thirty Years War Wallenstein’s Army

These great pics were posted on our forum by ‘Son of Cadia’. His models form part of Wallenstein’s Army in the battle of Lützen 1632. Check out the lovely detail on the…

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…

History: Gustavus Adolphus, the The Lion of the North

Søren Ralph Christensen has a large Pike & Shotte 30 Years War collection, and after painting up his Gustavus Adolphus model decided to write up a short history. I wanted to…

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….

Showcase: Polish Winged Hussars

One of the most spectacular cavalry formations of the age, Polish Winged Hussars were famous for their huge ‘wings’, a wooden frame carrying eagle, ostrich, swan or goose feathers. They wore highly…

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…

New: Swedish Musketeers!

Previously only available in our Swedish Cavalry boxed set as commanded shot, these great models are now available on their own. Now you can pick up six musketeers firing the…

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…

New: Pike & Shotte Swedish Cavalry!

Supporting our recently released Thirty Years War Swedish Infantry comes this great new boxed set. Not only does it include 12 dashing and deadly Swedish horsemen but we’ve even thrown…

New: The Count Of Tilly!

Hot on the heel of our recently released Thirty years War characters, King Gustavus Adolphus and Wallenstein comes another giant of this conflict – the Count of Tilly. Get your…

New: Pike & Shotte Mule Train!

We made this as a bit of fun and to add atmospehere to your games, be they set on the green fields of the English Civil Wars or a ravaged…

New: Thirty Years War Characters And Special Offers!

Our recently released Thirty Years War boxed sets have gone down very well with you all. To keep your Imperial or Swedish armies building nicely we have two new miniatures…

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: Thirty Years War Boxed Sets!

With stacks of models now in our Pike & Shotte range mainly dealing with the English Civil Wars we’ve turned our attention to the Thirty Years War. The first in…