|Deployment on Yorkist right|
Our refight was played in 28mm, to "Never Mind the Billhooks", using a variety of figures ranging from Perry's to Foundry and plenty in between.
For the Lancastrians, there was Chris as king, Jason as Clifford and Steve M as Buckingham.
The Yorkists were led by Chas as Richard Duke of York, Andy as the Earl of Salisbury and myself as Warwick the kingmaker. The OBs and set up were borrowed from the excellent work done at:
The battle started with the Lancastrians surprised, as the Yorkists abandoned the parley and moved on the town in battle order.
|House of Lancaster stands firm|
The Lancastrians reacted to the threat. The king was in the central town square, with Northumberland there to keep an eye on him and use his forces to defend the roads into town. Buckingham moved to defend the left of the line and Clifford took the right.
|House of York attacks|
On our right, Chas got into some fighting near the church, but was forced back, whilst the bulk of his men continued to turn the flank.
Andy's force on our left, met with Jason's men, who had struck out of town to line the hedges. A lively battle ensued.
|Warwick breaks into the town|
Chas's flanking force on our right, was getting on better against Steve, but could not force him from the hedges.
Andy was still getting all medieval with Jason, but Jason's men held firm.
|Yorkist left breaks through|
Seeing their men break, another unit of bill ran from the Lancastrian centre and the king's men-at-arms were forced to take their place in line facing Warwick.
Warwick's men-at-arms were not exactly fresh, so I played the "concealed ditch" card, which gave them a defensive ditch to their front, should they be charged.
Things then suddenly collapsed on the King's side. Andy broke through on their right and Northumberland's men in the centre broke and ran.
|Yorkists are pushed back|
A good game, but I have to say I found some parts of the rules confusing. I could have sworn we were losing and suddenly the opposition morale collapsed and they ran for the hills. Maybe I did not know what was going on ! Not an uncommon occurrence for a medieval commander I guess.
Nice to see so many pretty figures on the table. I was particularly impressed with Jason's "Contrast" painted Perry figures in the centre. So impressed, that I invested in some contrast paints the next day. Anything that speeds up my painting has to be good.
As always, many thanks to all who made it a fun game.