Looking to invest in an incredibly rich and detailed war strategy game? Then you need to consider Pike and Shot from Slitherine Ltd.
There are no tanks, planes, no mine fields, no lasers, no missiles, just men on horses, men with muskets, and your ability to send me into batttle. After a few minutes of playing it I was almost overwhelmed. There is so much in the game and so much you can do and yes my troops were being shot all up! This is definitely a game for those that enjoy military strategy and want to control all aspects of the battle.
The game has 2 main features:
Stand-alone battle system allows unlimited “what-if” scenarios using historically realistic armies from carefully researched army lists, on realistic computer generated terrain maps.
Multiplayer mode allows historical scenarios and “what-if” scenarios to be played by two players using Slitherine’s cross-platform technology.
Pike & Shot also features 30 historical scenarios that cover the main battles of three of the most important conflicts of the 16th and 17th centuries:
The Thirty Years’ War (1616-1648)
Pilgram-Lomnitz, 1618; White Mountain, 1620; Wimpfen, 1622; Lutter, 1626; First Breitenfeld, 1631; Lutzen, 1632; First Nordlingen, 1634; Wittstock, 1636; Second Breitenfeld, 1642; Roccoi, 1643
The English Civil War (1642-1651)
Stratton, 1643; Adwalton Moor, 1643; Edgehill, 1642; Storming of Bristol, 1643; Nantwich, 1644; Cheriton, 1644; Marston Moor, 1644; Lostwithiel, 1644; Second Newbury, 1644; Naseby, 1645
The Great Italian Wars (1494-1559)
Seminara, 1495; Fornova, 1495; Ravenna, 1512; Novarra, 1513; Marignano, 1515; Bicocca, 1522; Pavia, 1525; Ceresole, 1544; St. Quentin, 1557; Gravelines, 1558.
Looking for some reviews of the game, check out:
‘Pike and Shot’ Review – Historical Strategy Hits the Mark from Touch Arcade
Review: Pike and Shot from Pocket Tactics
Pike and Shot from Pocket Gamer