English Civil War Scots Lancers Box Set
Warlord Games - Pike and Shotte
This Warlord Games Pike and Shotte English Civil War Scots Lancers Box Set Blister Pack contains twelve (12) Scots Lancers, including three (3) Command models and full-colour banners. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and require assembly.
Scotland's Covenanter armies fought hard in all of the three civil wars in the British Isles and, indeed, on the Continent as mercenaries for various Protestant states and Kings.
The Covenant armies were well-equipped and well-paid unusual for the times. However, they suffered from a lack of good quality cavalry horses. Formed into smaller troops than their English counterparts, the Scottish cavalry battled hard against superior numbers and quality of horse. To make up for their deficiencies in horseflesh they liberally equipped themselves with pistols, sticking them in sashes and boot-tops to fire them at their foe in close quarters! Where pistols and carbines were lacking, they gave their front ranks wicked looking lances, similar to the feared Border Reiver light spears, which would certainly intimidate their foes and make cornered infantry tremble.