Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Battle of Cheriton

Game report appropriately posted 370 years since the day of the actual battle (29th of March 1644).

The royalists make the first move by attacking the wood, the dragoons move forward and exchange fire with the defenders ....
 The royalist dragoons are in the wood and pushing the opposition back
 While wood is secured, the royalist foot start their advance, supported my a forward movement of some horse on their flank....
 The parliamentarians react - Haselrig charges the royalist horse with his 'lobsters' ...
While the melee is in progress Lord Forth orders royalist horse to attack the parliamentarian horse on the common ...
 Haselrig's lobsters rout the royalist horse ....
 While Haselrig get his lobsters under control, the engagement between the horse on the common intensifies ....
 The parliamentarians have beaten the royalists back leaving the royalist infantry flank exposed ....
 Waller orders the parlimentarian infantry forward, while Haselrig has rallied his lobsters and is positioned to attack the royalist foot with Bard's regiment forming a schiltron ....
 The parliamentarians led by Sir Warwick Hunt attack the wood, the royalist foot tries to withdraw in some sort of order...
 The parlimentarian horse on the other flank have charged and are being held .....
 Hopton's regiment tries to protect the withdrawal ...
 The royalist horse having seen off the parliamentarian horse, are ordered to cover the retreat by Sir William de Willoughby ......
 The resolve of the royalist foot crumbles and they rout off the field .....Haslerig attacks Bard's regiment as they break ranks to flee ......


A victory for Parliament ....

10 comments:

  1. I would much rather a victory for the King.


    -- Jeff

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  2. Great game. A thought and toast for the fallen of both sides.

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  3. Wonderful stuff. Shame the bad guys won! :-)

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  4. Nice report with beautiful minis!

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  5. ...bad guys won, but a testament to the validity of your scenario that it was the historical result... I must revisit Cheriton soon.. been a while!

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  6. Nice Job Tidders! Victory to the Righteous Down with the Malignants!!! ... I wonder why it is- as an aside- that many perhaps most Americans tend to be Royalists ... odd that ...

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  7. Love your figures and very nice pictures too.

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  8. Though I am late to see the battle, it was nonetheless a stirring spectacle.

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