|A closer photo of some of the action during the game.|
The Royalist commander positioned his cavalry supported by dragoons on the hill to cover his left flank. All foot units with one gun formed their centre. While on his right flank, across the river, were positioned dragoons, commanded shot and a gun. The plan for the right flank was to move down the banks of the river and provide harassing fire.
The campaign cards drawn for this game. Luck was not with the Parliamentarian commander who must reduce by one the number activation normally made in a given turn. Apparently there is jealousy between commanders and no rousing sermon has been able to quell it. The Royalists on the other hand find themselves well supplied with powder and can resupply their first unit to run out of ammunition.
|A view of deployment from the Royalist side|
|A view from the Parliament side|
|Royalist centre push forward while guns and dragoons move along the river bank to harass the parliament centre.|
|Royalist horse hold back unwilling to commit against their more numerous counterparts.|
By midday, and the mid point of the battle, all musketry was over and foot units where engaged in push of pike trying to grind down their opponents. Neither side was gaining any ascendancy, although as combat went on Parliament did appear to be gaining a bit of an advantage.
The Parliamentarian commander thought it was timely to move his cavalry forward gradually and support his centre to hopefully make a breakthrough. The reduction in his activations was starting to prove an issue. To counter this move, Royalists started to engage the cavalry threat with their own cavalry in a very piecemeal fashion. Royalist forces were quite dispersed which reduced the number of activations available to their commander.
This was turning out to be quite a tense battle.
|Parliament's horse units edge forward and look threatening.|
|On the flank the cavalry engagement begins slowly|
|Royalist horse finally charge the Parliament horse while in the centre the outnumbered Parliament are putting up a stiff defence.|
|With the centre locked up both sides fed in their horse units.|
|Movements during the battle.|
Well, in campaign turns Parliament failed to control the South Coast region and the opportunity is there now for Royalist's to make a march on a Parliamentarian controlled region.