The best games with Pike & Shot ⚔️ 2021

Looking for a really good games with pikemen and shot ⚔️? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games with pikemen and shot 2021.

What are games with pikemen and shot?

Pikemen and firearms games are war games set in the XVI (16)- to XVII (17)%2early XVIII (18)-century.

The era of pikemen and shot is generally considered to have begun in the mid-16th century, when mixed formations of musket and pike-armed troops dominated the battlefield; it is generally considered to have ended with the development and introduction of the socket bayonet around 1690.

Pike & Shot as a tactical infantry formation

Pike and shot was a historic tactical infantry formation that first appeared during the Italian Wars of the late 15th and early 16th centuries - prior to the development of the bayonet in the late 17th century. This formation combined soldiers armed with pikes (pikemen) with soldiers using early firearms ("shot") called either arquebusiers or musketeers.

The formation was further developed by the armies of the Holy Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Spain in the 16th century, and later by the Dutch and Swedish forces in the 17th century.

For more information on the era and that of the tactical formation, see the Wikipedia entry on Pike & Shot.

Other historical games

The Pikenier & Schuss games are also considered a wargame.

In addition to the "Pikemen & Shot" era games, we have created a general list of games based on historical events - and further divided them below into several, more detailed historical categories.

List of the best games with pikemen and shot 2021 ⚔️

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 50 board games for this list and selected the top 8. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  2. Castellum: Maastricht

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 - 200 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
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  3. 1655: Habemus Papam

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    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. En Garde!: Swashbuckling Skirmish Wargames Rules

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    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Here I Stand

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime180 - 360 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  6. Saints in Armor

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime300 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  7. Pax Renaissance

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

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  8. Virgin Queen

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime420 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

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