For this week's game here in GHQ Phil and I settled on an ECW bash. A locally superior Parliamentary force, led by Obadiah Bykleigh, must beat the Royalists of Sir Marmaduke 'Gaylord' Robinson before his superior numbers of horse arrive to tip the balance against Parliament. The game is set at 12 Turns and uses my own A Crowning Mercy rules(available from Caliver Books). The following pictures will I trust carry the sense of the action to regular readers ~
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Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Encounter at St Olaf's-in-the-Marsh
With the dragoons covering their flank the Royalist Foote begins to form up for action.
Meanwhile the Parliamentary Dragoons have lined the hedge row along the lane, flanked by Lord Brooke's regiment of Foote.
Obadiah Bykleigh leads his cuirassier regiment against the Royalist opposite number. A vicious melee where no quarter is given or expected develops which holds up the Parliamentary attack and gives time for the expected reinforcements to appear behind the right of the Royalist army.
The central firefight between opposing elements of Foote remains stubbornly indecisive with neither side giving ground to its opponent.
Parliamentary Horse and cuirassier break and flee to the rear carrying Obadiah Bykleigh away with them! Parliament's cause is lost!