Thursday, 6 August 2015

Royalists move towards Hurstbourne Manor

continued from the previous post ......

The Whitchurch parliamentary town garrison reformed by the manor farm. Reinforced by some men from the manor they then lined the hedge rows and a setup a barricade across the road ....
The royalist foot start their advance towards the manor ....
As they near a small wood the parliamentary musketeers open fire ....
The men manning the barricade fall back after coming under fire from some dismounted royalist horse...
The parliamentarians fall back under fire from the royalist foot .....
The parliamentarians retire back towards the manor farm ....
The royalists close in on the manor farm .....
A stiff volley from the parliamentarians blocking the road force the royalist pike attack to fall back...
However the men in the manor farm fall back after taking heavy casualties from musket fire from the advancing royalist foot ....
the parliamentarians from the manor farm make a run for the manor house, while the musketeers blocking the road attempt to hold some royalist horse ....
The royalist horse break the musketeers and they turn and run for the manor ....
The royalist horse try and get behind the barricades by the gate, but shot from the cannon and musket fire from the wall deter them ....
The royalist foot take control of the manor farm ....

---oXo---

The main body of the royalist army arrived a couple of hours later.  They set patrols of dragoons to the east and south-west to detect any move by parliamentarian forces ...

to be continued

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