Two loyal Regiments of Foote deployed in the key approaches to Strumpet's Way, a pivotal strategic point and the key Parliamentarian objective. The Royalist General and a rag-tag reserve of Clubmen deployed to give this key position depth.
|The fearsome Royalist centre|
|Royalist Commander Sir Hugh Notatall-Surly, Earl of Crapstone |
A little gouty on the day and not as effective as his Parliamentarian counterpart
The right flank was anchored on the impenetrable forest of St Harlot's Wood where a massive Culverin demonstrated His Majesty's resolve and might
|The real reason its called Curmudgeon Moor...|
Early success as the culverin took the Enemy Trotters under intense bombardment and routed them from the field!
Things were looking poorly on the right too, as enemy Dragoons outflanked the line and threatened to take out the artillery. Some timely intervention by the Royalist Commander (a rare feature of this game, the servants must have been refreshing the claret at this point) manoeuvred the Clubmen reserve into position where they showed remarkable fortitude, no doubt assisted by many flagons of ale. Their continued resilience in the face of enemy shotte would prove critical to the outcome of the day and preventing the right from crumbling.
It must be noted that the newly raised unit of Commanded Shotte who so gallantly defended the Church were able to retire in good order with no casualties and having successfully delayed an entire unit of enemy Foote plus a unit of dismounted Dragoons. Could this be the start of a new era were newly painted regiments don't die to a man in their first ballet? We shall see!
|Best on Ground - Tots all round lads!|