Friday 25 January 2008

Wrinkleham - A Clash of Armes

1) The Parliamentarian Forces: Commander - Sir Warwick Hunt, 1 regiment of Cuirassier, 1 regiment of Foot and some artillerie

2) The Royalist forces: Commander - Sir William de Walloughby; 1 regiment of Horse and 2 regiments of Foot
3) The Battle ...

Both sides deployed, the parliamentarians seeing the larger number of royalist foot decided to form up with their left flank on the village with the artillery, foot in the centre, and the cuirassiers on the right.

The royalists decided to deploy, advance and attack.

The cavalry melee started first..

and after a charge, counter charge and reform the cuirassier were holding back the royalist horse ..

As the royalist foot came up, musket fire from both sides and the parliamentarian artillery started to thin the ranks down..

After the cuirassiers forced back the royalist horse, the resolve of the parliamentarian foot crumbled and they took to their heels, the rest of the army following behind. The royalists did not pursue as their cavalry was exhausted.
[The rules we used were 'Charge yr Pikes!', downloaded from We had a most enjoyable game, we felt the rules worked very well].


Auston Jeff Butler said...


Bluebear Jeff said...

Yes, I agree. It was enjoyable to read/see.

-- Jeff