Saturday, August 18, 2007

WECW List for Covenanters at Auldearn

Sir John Hurry - Major General (100 Pts)

Sir Mungo Campbell of Lawers' Regt - Foot (468 Pts)
16 Veteran Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (180 Pts)
12 Veteran Shot (144 Pts)
12 Veteran Shot (144 Pts)

Lord Chancellor's Regt - Foot (468 Pts)
16 Veteran Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (180 Pts)
12 Veteran Shot (144 Pts)
12 Veteran Shot (144 Pts)

Earl of Lothian's Regt - Foot (468 Pts)
16 Veteran Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (180 Pts)
12 Veteran Shot (144 Pts)
12 Veteran Shot (144 Pts)

Earl of Findlater's Regt - Foot (188 Pts)
16 Raw Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (68 Pts)
12 Raw Shot (60 Pts)
12 Raw Shot (60 Pts)


Detachment from Buchanan's Regt - Foot (152 Pts)
8 Steady Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (68 Pts)
6 Steady Shot (42 Pts)
6 Steady Shot (42 Pts)

Earl of Seaforth's Regt - Foot (212 Pts)
24 Raw Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (92 Pts)
12 Raw Shot (60 Pts)
12 Highland Rabble; Longbow (60 Pts)

Earl of Sutherland's Regt - Foot (212 Pts)
24 Raw Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (92 Pts)
12 Raw Shot (60 Pts)
12 Raw Shot (60 Pts)

Northern Levies - Foot (148 Pts)
16 Raw Pike; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (68 Pts)
8 Raw Shot (40 Pts)
8 Raw Shot (40 Pts)

Sir James Halkett's Troop - Horse (224 Pts)
16 Steady Trotters; Leader, Cornet, Trumpeter, pistols (224 Pts)

Major Drummond's Troop &
Campbell of Lawers' Troop - Horse (176 Pts)
12 Steady Trotters; Leader, Cornet, Trumpeter, pistols (176 Pts)

Scots Government Army = 2816 Pts

Alternate List Options: The detachment from Buchanan's Regt could be fielded as shot only. Drummond's and Lawers' Troops of horse are combined in the list above but they could be fielded seperately. Lawers' Troop as a minimum size unit of Steady Trotters. I have listed Drummond's Troop as a small unit of Gordon Horse (borrowed from the Scots Royalist List), as this troop is thought to have been formed from the remnants of the Gordon Horse that remained loyal to the Government when the Gordon Horse defected to the Royalists after Inverlochy.

If both alternatives are used, the updated total points for the Government army is shown at the bottom of this post.

Detachment from Buchanan's Regt - Foot (160 Pts)
20 Steady Shot; Leader, Ensign, Drummer (160 Pts)

Campbell of Lawers' Troop - Horse (92 Pts)
5 Steady Trotters; Leader, Cornet, Trumpeter, pistols (92 Pts)

Major Drummond's Troop - Gordon Horse (176 Pts)
8 Gordon Horse; Leader, Cornet, Trumpeter, pistols (176 Pts)

Scots Government Army = 2916 Pts

Notes: I have used the Scots Government Army Lists in WECW as a basis for the points estimate and unit stats, except for borrowing the Highland Rabble and Gordon Horse from the Scots Royalist List. The unit size is based on the OOB below at a 1:10 figure scale and matches the basing suggestion below.

3 comments:

michael said...

Your lists look great. For ease of play you may want to think about brigading some units. Ranks are a very important factor in WECW. More important than they should be, but alas, that is the Warhammer game system at work. Still, great work ... I look forward to seeing more. Geologists huh? Interesting ... :)
Mike B

Bon Accord said...

Hi Mike,

Yes that's something we've talked about. Given the small size of these armies (1500-3000 each) I'd really like to try and play at 1:10, with smaller regiments just having less staying power as a result of the loss of rank bonus in pike melee and combat resolution.

I know you have refought some of the larger battles of the ECW using a similar number of figures and I'd be interested in hearing more about how you handled brigading in those cases.

One solution we are considering is to play the battle with smaller unitsagain (~1:15) but using Forlorn Hope which realies less on figure count/ranks and more on the unit roster, but that defeats the point! Big battalions!

Andy B said...

Great looking list, and the Royalist one. Intersting to see you have upgraded 3 of the Government regiments to Veteran. I know that Campbell of Lawyers was well respected and had a hard fight against Alisdair. I didn't realise that the other regiments were as well thought of. It will be a hard fight for Alisdair's lads, until Montrose rides to the rescue!