Being less than an efficient general, King Charles first action card was a "1", at least the Prince managed to make his command roll and so was also able to move, unlike the Royalist Left Wing, which failed the roll and was left standing for the turn.
|early moves in the battle were all dominated by Prince Rupert|
|Ruperts Dragoons, still mounted make ready to dismount and hold Parliament Dragoons in stalemate|
|Parliament guns make a great sound, achieving little|
|rolling forward the Royalist horse prepared to make a mess of the Parliament Left Wing|
Though some pictures were taken, sadly they were mostly of the field at a distance (not much different) or with a shaky freehand and no flash (thus blurry)
By Turn 4 the situation on the Royalist Right Wing under Rupert had crystallized.
Most of the Royalist horse had smashed straight thorough the Parliament units opposite them and then run off the field in a mad rush after the baggage train of Parliament. Though this gained a victory point for the King's Army, it did leave most of the horse gone from the Right Wing.
|the field at the start of turn 4 - Royalists are on the top right side of the image|
|Royalist horse charging on past the Parliamentary Culverins|
|Culverins make a mess of some Royalist horse|
|by turn 4 the Parliament and Royalist armies had commenced firelock duel|
|of on the Royalist Left, most of the horse was still holding back|
|while the Parliament horse on the Right had ridden forward to "Carracole" fire into some Pike & Shotte|
|the carracole fire was effective|
|Royalist line pours out the fire from the shotte|
|the long lines as seen from the Royalist Right flank|
|Royalist cannon was mostly out of range and largely inneffective|
|While the troopers of Lord Byron were held back in reserve by the King behind the wild charge of Prince Rupert ...|