The forces clashed near Oakham Hall. The Parliamentarian commanded has a smaller force and took up a defensive position on Oakham hill keeping his units behind the stream. The stream is crossable, but will be treated as a obstacle and cover in a melee situation for defenders. The Royalist commander drew up his forces with cavalry on the left flank and artillery on the right flank.
|Tabletop setup and unit deployment|
|Map of forces and their opening positions|
As the Royalist centre pushed forward Parliament crossed the bridge and engaged with both infantry and cavalry. This thrust across the stream caught the Royalist advance off guard and a unit was diverted from the centre to counter the threat. The treat was eventually eliminated, but not before the loss of units, including artillery.
While the centre attack having had a unit diverted was unable to dislodge Parliament's infantry positioned on the hill. They soon deciding to retire as losses mounted.
|Royalist centre and right flank advance|
|Parliament units hold firm on the hill, while their unexpected trust across the bridge diverts units|
|A depleted Parliament cavalry unit successfully charges the artillery before being eliminated.|
In the centre the Royalist was trying to organise his units supported by dragoons to push forward as a diversion. However, he was having difficulties with command jealousy (which from a game perspective reduced his activation ability) and failed to organise any meaningful attack.
|Royalist cavalry attack.|
|Parliament's dragoons defend the stream, but were soon routed.|
|Parliament's reserve cavalry support the defence.|
|Parliament successfully hold their line fo defence.|