A cavalier aproach to mid-17th Century Pike and Shot Wargaming.
Tuesday 28 July 2015
The Royalists of northern Wiltshire commanded by Sir William de Willoughby are on the move west, having mustered at Pewsey they proceeded to Burbage and then onwards; their aim to reach Whitchurch and take the nearby Hurstbourne manor. From Whitchurch they hope to open up some form of supply system to Basing house some 10-15miles further west. Holding Whitchurch would also allow the Royalists counter any move form the south-west by the Parliamentarians based in Sarisbury, commanded by Sir Warwick Hunt.
An officer heads to the corner of the market square at Whitchurch, before a brisk walk to Hurstbourne manor.
On the way he'll have to pass the outpost at the manor farm
then onto the manor house with its improvised defences