It looked like a nice uneventful afternoon so I decided to be Parlamentarian, with a couple of Pike&Shotte units bang in the middle not much to do just advance and weathering it out, while the Horse flanks will decide the battle.
But then in our war council, it was revealed how few and shitty our cavalry was and they would be expected to be run over soon ... any minute - so the infantry had to save the day, and act quick ...
So as I advanced with the lot in line, the King‘s veterans came closer nearly shot Campbell‘s Cromwell away... juuust about it.
Then we advanced and shot and advanced and shot, slowly grinding them down, and at the end I just shot and charged two units of the King off board - that were my 6 points (of course the others had much more kills/points!!!) towards a parlamentarian monarchy, and the end of a wholesome, organic, and vitamin rich (blood) ECW Sunday afternoon battle.
The rules worked a treat and the miniatures were splendid. Of course you could have done all with the Pike&Shotte rules, but then half of the crowd would have had me tarred and feathered ... or were at each others throats because of the interpretation of them rules... haha!
Please enjoy the actual photographical documentary, taken from historical tin-miniatures - no real humans or animals were hurt in the process.
|initial set up|
|with forrest at the edges!|
|and some Scotts|
|at first the Royalists advanced in the centre|
|my sector advanced further|
|supported by lots of cheese crackers|
|Then the cavaliers chargedin|
|some Scotts defending some racing grounds ...|
|and me troops advanced|
|and shot the enemy away|
|on both sides of my sector|
|to the point that royalist cavalry had to come and charge me in the flank ...|
|... without effect, but to withdraw a bit ...|
|while our cavalry made an more clever stance as it might appear|
|the opposing flank charger got the same of that treatment and the last Royal coins were ours!|
|Cromwell was happy!|