Pike and Shot

Pike and Shot - 1 DVD

In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for causes
religious, political or dynastic. In 1494 A.D. The first of the Italian Wars
broke out, starting a long struggle for dominance in the region, involving many
major belligerents such as France, the Holy Roman Empire and Spain.
After years of fighting, the conflict was not resolved until 1559

Then from 1618 until 1648, The Thirty Years War raged across Germany and beyond,
leaving devastation in its wake, but saw the rise of great commanders such as
Count Tilly, Wallenstein and King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, and rapid
developments in battlefield tactics. The Thirty Years War saw the involvement of
great empires such as the Spanish and the French empires, as well as the Swedes

And starting at 1642, the English Civil War erupted, tearing the country apart
between Royalists and Parliamentarians as the fought for control of the country.
After many musket volleys and cavalry charges, it was the famous Olivier Cromwell
who led the Parliamentarians to victory, ending the conflict in 1651

All these wars were fought during the age of Pike and Shot, a time where musketeers
gave fire in a duel to the death, pikeman held stolidly against enemy assaults,
and cavalry charged to glory or defeat. Now you can march into the footsteps of
the great leaders of these wars, as you can take command in the greatest historical
battles of the Italian Wars, the Thirty Years War and the English Civil War.
Fight stand-alone what-if scenarios, or design your own scenarios using the easy
to use editor and claim glory in Pike & S

Key Features:

Re-live the horrors and glories of the 56th Squadron as it strives to survive
Unique graphic style based on 17th century styles and battle paintings.
10 full-sized historical battles in each campaign- The Thirty Years War,
English Civil War and 16th century Italian Wars.
Classic Turn-based, tile based gameplay.
Easy to use interface, hard to master gameplay.
Battalion-sized units
Single player and multiplayer modes.
Stand-alone battle system allows unlimited what-if scenarios using
historically realistic armies from carefully researched army lists, on
realistic computer generated terrain maps.
Stand-alone scenarios are randomly generated and include open battle,
attack on a defensive position, defence of a defensive position, awaiting
reinforcements, enemy awaiting reinforcements, flank march.
In stand-alone games players can pick their armies from the army list or
allow the computer to pick the army for them.
Effective AI makes sound tactical decisions. Historical battle AI customised
to the historical tactical situation.
5 difficulty levels allow the challenge to increase as you develop your battlefield skills.
20 troop-types, 25 capabilities and numerous different unit organisations allow full
representation of tactical differences and developments throughout the period.
Detailed model that accurately represents any substantial 16th or 17th century battle
world-wide as scenarios are developed.
Mod friendly game system with built-in map editor.
Multiplayer mode allows historical scenarios and what-if scenarios to be played by two
players using Slitherines easy to use PBEM server.

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