The last campaign move was in the autumn of 1644 with Parliament marching on the East Midlands and after successfully defeating the opposing Royalist force at the Battle of Barton Hall, September 1644, took control of the region.
|Last moves of 1644|
|The situation at the beginning of 1644|
The first battle will take place in May 1645 near the small market town of Brinklow.
|Royalist move on the West Midlands|
The terrain cards were shuffled and laid out. The defenders selected a side and then rather than switching a card, they chose to rotate the stream to run across the tabletop. The attachers with limited choice of cards, all woods, opted to rotate the lefthand woods to limit the views from the hill.
|Terrain cards laid for a 6x4 foot tabletop. Attackers and defenders make one card adjustment.|
|Final terrain setup|