This was our first crack at the Pike and Shotte rules. David was running the game and had a fair grip of the rules but as for the rest of us, next to zip!! This made for an interesting night, all I can say is that it is a good thing we are all mates and have been for many years! It wasn't that bad really!
|Some of Waller's Infantry|
|Blue coated Parliamentary troops slowly moving to the flank.|
|Royalists waiting for the enemy to come within range.|
|Looking down the Parliamentary line|
|Royalist command waving the troops forward.|
Between the muskets of the infantry and a bunch of dragoons that had dismounted behind a hedge on Parliaments flank, casualties on the Parliamentary cavalry began to rise dramatically. So much so that they were forced to retire.
The Royalist cavalry, although reduced in number, were now free to attack the rear of the Parliamentary lines.
|Parliaments cavalry retreat toward the rear.|
|Although the gun inflicted a few casualties on the pike they still made it into contact.|
And so it was called at that and we had completed our first game of Pike and Shotte.
Great to get our ECW troops out of their boxes after so many years being packed away.