Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Devizes [Tues 11th July 1643 - Morning]

After midnight the Royalist horse left Devizes
and rode for Marlborough, avoiding detection by the parliamentarian patrols.

Waller tightened his grip on Devizes by posting some horse and companies of foot to the north at Rowde and to the south at Potterne, blocking the roads to the north and south.  The Parliamentarians were not idle and they were seen engaged in activity on Coate hill to the east of Devizes.

Too soon the Royalist found out what they were doing, a battery opened fire on the town..
and foot and horse were seen assembling in the distance .....

2 comments:

  1. Methinks there will be more action to come.


    -- Jeff

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  2. The Devizes assault game is setup on my gaming table - ready to go

    -- Allan

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