The era of big pointy sticks and crappy black powder muskets has always been mine favorite for some reason. Yet, I have never found a ruleset that completely satisfies me. Blackpowder Pike & Shotte comes close, but is pretty vanilla. Flower of Chivalry has always given a great game over the many years we've played it, and the same company that made it, make's ECW rules God, King & Country. But, it's not that good. I will combine my favorite era, with one of my favorite rules sets for the middle ages.
The result? Mixed for me. I always hate having to play with paper stuff, for despite my love of the period I haven't painted that much. The mechanics worked fine and with fewer troops to command it was over in less than an hour. Just didn't give me that "Eureka!" sensation I wanted. Maybe back to Victory Without Quarter for awhile.