|Parliamentary Cannon in the Spittal firing on the advancing Royalists|
We played the game over a Thursday evening and a Sunday day, which with our usual relaxed approach wasn't bad, especially when you factor in the traditional Sunday Fish and Chips. The Royalist figs are all mine and are a mix of Perry, Renegade and Bicorne. The other lot belong to a lad who was a regular attender at our meets, hes got other stuff going on at the moment so hasn't been for a while, hopefully that will change soon. They rebels are a mix of Warlord Plastics and Perrys.
The battle broke down into two distinct phases, before and after the re enforcements arrived.
|Royalist Foot advance against the Spittal trying to keep their distance from the Fort|
|Ruperts Horse in the distance clash with Thornhaughs Cavalry|
|The Cavalry on the other flank ride out to meet each other.|
|Cavalry in action|
On the other flank things went better for the followers of the King, their Cavalry was quite poor but had bigger numbers and after a prolonged action the Royalists were victorious. One unit of Royalist Cavalry galloped off the table to loot the baggage but 3 viable units remained on that flank.
The infantry in the centre were slugging it out old stylee, the higher quality Royalist Units being matched by the lower quality Parliamentary Units who had the advantage of firing stationary from behind some decent cover. One Royalist gun entered the zone of undecidability marching up and down looking for a shot but didn't find one until near the end of the game.
|The Garrison Sally Forth (Eventually)|
|Cavalry Action on the Newark Flank|
|Melee dice no prizes for guessing which were mine !|
|Royalist support arrives|
|Earl Rivers Foote with heavy casualties from the days fighting (11 from 20)|
|Owens Regt of Foote|