Following the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Coven Heath Lord Rawnsley has been replaced as commanding general by the king’s order with Lord Walton. Hurrying from his manor near Stafford, Lord Walton assesses the situation quickly. With an inferior forces, he decides to fortify the hamlet of Bushbury and await Obadiah Bykleigh’s response...
Obadiah Bykleigh oversees the deployment of his forces.
Talbot's and the Oxford Foote hurry to their defensive positions under the
eyes of Lord Walton and his entourage.
On his right, Obadiah Bykleigh's attack has stalled - failed Command Rolls
plagued both sides as the game unfolded!
Light Artillery comes up in support of Talbot's Foote.
Royalist Horse impetuously moves forward on Lord Walton's left flank.
The first cavalry melee is indecisive. John Hampden's Foote nervously await
Astonishingly the Royalist attacks are halted by Parliamentary Horse! For now
Sadly the fortunes of war deserted Parliament's Horse! I just knew it could n't
last: the Horse fled, the Foote stalled and the artillery could n't hit a barn door!
A view of the Royalist centre. Dismounted Horse support the Foote lining the
John Hampden's Foote drawn up in battle.
In two games a total of four Blunder's adversely affected this one unit! It must
Sir Marmeduke Gaylord Robinson's Foot supporting the Royalist Heavy
Artillery. Each side's Heavy guns were limited to three shots in the game.
Fairfax's Foote is all but destroyed by the Royalists before Obadiah Bykleigh's
A very satisfied Lord Walton, supported by the Bishop of Lichfield and
guarded by his Lifeguard of Horse, surveys the battlefield. Obadiah's forces
must regroup once more and steel themselves for the next encounter.