Pike and Shotte – Making a WFB Empire Army

So for LoLs I’m looking at doing a 2250 Empire list using English Cival War plastics from Pike and Shotte.  I just ordered the Starter Regiment which will get me pretty far along.  Also, they have cool looking war engines (above) – Best of all, I believe I’ll be able to build this army for less than $300… 

At any rate, here’s the proto-list… any thoughts would be appreciated….

2250 Pts – Empire Roster – 2250 Pike and Shotte Empire List

State Troops (38#, 210 pts)
37 Spearmen, 210 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour)
1 Sergeant (Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour)

State Troops (31#, 175 pts)
30 Spearmen, 175 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour)
1 Sergeant (Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour)

State Troops (31#, 175 pts)
30 Spearmen, 175 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour)
1 Sergeant (Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour)

Wizard Lord (1#, 210 pts)
1 Wizard Lord, 210 pts (General; Level 4 Upgrade; Hand Weapon)

Pistoliers (20#, 360 pts)
20 Pistoliers, 360 pts (Hand Weapon; Brace of Pistols; Light Armour; Fast Cavalry)
20 Warhorse

Pistoliers (13#, 234 pts)
13 Pistoliers, 234 pts (Hand Weapon; Brace of Pistols; Light Armour; Fast Cavalry)
13 Warhorse

War Engines (4#, 75 pts)
1 Mortar, 75 pts
3 Crew (Hand Weapon)

War Engines (4#, 75 pts)
1 Mortar, 75 pts
3 Crew (Hand Weapon)

War Engines (4#, 75 pts)
1 Mortar, 75 pts
3 Crew (Hand Weapon)

War Engines (4#, 100 pts)
1 Great Cannon, 100 pts (Cannon)
3 Crew (Hand Weapon)

War Engines (4#, 100 pts)
1 Great Cannon, 100 pts (Cannon)
3 Crew (Hand Weapon)

War Engines (4#, 100 pts)
1 Great Cannon, 100 pts (Cannon)
3 Crew (Hand Weapon)

State Troops (20#, 180 pts)
19 Handgunners, 180 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Handgun)
1 Marksman (Hand Weapon; Handgun)

State Troops (20#, 180 pts)
19 Handgunners, 180 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Handgun)
1 Marksman (Hand Weapon; Handgun)

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3 thoughts on “Pike and Shotte – Making a WFB Empire Army

  1. I always like to see alternative miniatures on the field. Not sure about the list – if you’ll forgive a really obvious comment, it’s a bit too ‘historical’ for my tastes. However, in terms of improving it, might I suggest splitting the Handgunner units into 4×10 (this enables you to divide or concentrate your fire, and position them to control movement by overlapping fields of fire), and maybe dropping a few Pistoliers (they don’t really need a huge unit) to fit in a Battle Standard Bearer (because trust me, with a Wizard Lord in charge they’ll be doing a fair bit of running away without him). On that note; try to fit the Standard of Discipline onto your general’s unit, it’ll give you that nudge into the decent Leadership scores that the Empire so sorely needs.

  2. @ Papa JJ – I think I’ll use a priest… they have a cool one of a priest holding up a Bible that would be a good stand in.

    @ Von – Good thougths… In the list in the post above this one, I’ve started going down that path… I think MSU with special weapons feels right… Good tip about the Leadership… Thanks

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