|Cuckold Wee Come Parliament Horse Troop|
Rob P was to command the Royalists and Jeff took on the Royalist horse.
I was alone to command the Parliamentarians.
So this was the set up for the largest battle in North Wales ... with my building Royalist forces having a Welsh flavor I believe this battle may be re-fought again some day.
We set up via the historical lay-out as given in the scenario, this left the Parliament with smaller horse forces on each flank and stretched out line of foot. While the Royalists had a double line of foot and a flank heavy in horse.
The Royalist troops were a mix of Rob's painting and Jeffs collection.
|Parliament line looking from the far left|
|Meldrum in command|
|Horse on the Parliament left, facing twice their number in Royalist horse|
|Royalist command from the center looking to their left at the foote brigade|
|closer view of the foote brigade|
|Rob P's wonderful painted troops with their new laser cut MDF bases|
|Parliament center and command|
|Royalist commander Sir John Byron|
|field seen wide, Parliament is next to the river|
|Sir John Meldrum, Parliament commander|
|Parliament horse moved up to commence distant pistol shooting|
|Royalist dragoons moved to invest an enclosed field.|
|The Royalist line on the ridge top|
Turn 3 the Parliament horse foraging parties returned.
|Turn 4 and the Parliament left flank is being chewed up by the Royalist horse|
|while on the Royalist left all those foote regiments were forming hedgehogs|
|and taking fire from many surrounding horse troops|
|an overview of the mass horse charge on the Parliament left, last time there were three Parliament horse troops|
|the lines were stable for a moment|
|exchanges of feeble fire continued in the hedgehogs|
|Royalist lines came off the hill with some DPs due to poor die rolls|
|the final cavalry engagement that could hope to hold back the Royalist horse ... ultimately only one turn was able to be gained|
|The moment of truth for Parliament, the forward hedgehog was at 4 DPs and two horse troops of equal number to the foote were in range to CHARGE!|
|Derbyshire were 1/2 of the charge|
|by now only one Royalist foote unit was still in line|
|all the others were in hedgehogs|
|Royalist horse was also worn down with 3 or 4 DPs on each unit and not enough CPs to recover all of them in one go|
|Parliament horse had kept one unit alive on the flank and now they were shooting away at the Royalist horse|
|while not 'secure' the flank was holding ...|
|tabletop at game end, Parliament had cracked a hedgehog and not lost all of their own horse to do it|
Turns out we 're-created' the same results as came out in history at this battle, something that a simulation ought to be able to achieve.
Next up appears to be a re-fight of this battle, though this time using Black Powder rules with some ECW 'modifications'.