A cavalier aproach to mid-17th Century Pike and Shot Wargaming.
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Back out on patrol ....
Sir William de Willoughby out for a walk in Winchester to stretch his legs - catches up on the latest news with a fellow officer
He hears that Arundel Castle surrendered to Parliament on the 6th Jnaury; an attempt to relieve the garrison by Lord Hopton a few days earlier had been abandoned after they found themselves outnumbered by the opposition. Waller and his army are content with securing their positions at Farham, Midhurst and Arundel.
In the afternoon Sir William leads out his regiment of horse to patrol to the south of Winchester; regular patrols are carried out to to deter the parliamentarian garrison of Southampton from any raiding activities.