Here we see the commencement of battle, with the phoenix lads (plus one Gladiator) on the right, defending the village, and my army on the left by the river. The basic scenario was that the Royalist forces (my minis) are to press forward an attack on the parliamentary army in the town, and the Northern Army commanded by Prince Rupert ( Barry Warner's minis) are expected to arrive on the main road leading to the bridge in support.
Astleys foot and one of my Cavalry regiments advance on the rebels!
The Gentlemen Pensioners,and in the distance, His Majesty with Sir Edmund Varney,and a man of the cloth. No doubt His majesty is at prayer before giving battle!
The bitter contest in the centre, the weight of numbers beginning to tell on the Royalist foot.
A great game, using Black Powder rules, adapted for use with the English Civil War. We must do this again some time!