I think you are selling the mechanics of pike and shot a bit short especial if you take in to account the evolution of it. I think It is like say street fighting in ww2 seems strait forward but when you read mid war instruction book about and modem tactics books it is quite complex. I think I don't like the term (The English Civil) because I don't think we chop up history enough it is like when people think that WW1 drill and organisation in the same as Victorian maybe you have to be nerdy about such things but I guess the trick is still to be objectionable. It is funny though how spin is put on our own countries history and how we refer to it to fit in with the politics of the time. Very much at school left wing teachers would spin the ECW as a revolution of the people. I did read once that Churchill in ww1 wanted to called a dreadnought Cromwell but was vetoed by the king.