Neither force had the baggage in tow and so would be fielding two less foot sergeants or archers due to attrition on the campaign, desertion, sickness and dispersed troops foraging for food. Every 3 campaign games reduces the number of available troops by 1 to reflect the hardships of campaigning.
- 1 x mounted men at arms
- 1 x foot men at arms
- 2 x crossbow men
- 1 x foot sergeants
The Sheriff of Lockdew fielded:
- 1 x mounted men ay arms
- 1 x mounted sergeants
- 3 x longbow men
His plan was quite simple. Wear down the French with volleys of arrows then charge in with his mounted forces.
|Both sides exchange volleys of arrows (and bolts for crossbows?)|
|The French gain a foothold across the river attacking the English archers|
Half the English army had been eliminated (run off, wounded or killed) and not wanting to offer a major victory the Sheriff left the field of battle without once engaging in battle. A minor victory is eliminating half the opposing forces, while a major victory is that and eliminating the opposition commander.
English forces quickly fled north to join the rest of the English army. The Sheriff is turning out to be quite the villain of the English army after he was overheard explaining to Prince Riddick his horse had lost a shoe at a critical point during the battle, and he was unable to join the fight. The Prince observed wryly that while he could not join the fight, he was able to join the flight, but he was just grateful to have his army consolidated again.
|Campaign map after the battle|