|King James II|
|William of Orange|
|Battlefield set up|
The troop plan is diagramatic giving a general layout of the forces
|View of the Royalist lines looking towards Lavington in the top left corner|
|The Royalist garrison in Lavington with the camp behind|
|Lavington strongly held by Royalist troops, or was it?|
|King James' French contingent|
|The French look on as the two opposing cavalry forces "lock horns"|
|The first cavalry clash in the centre went to William, with the Dutch elite infantry on the right background|
seeing off the Royalist cavalry with devastating volley fire.
|The rebel cavalry started to probe the outskirts of Lavington|
|The rebel English foot looked on at Lavington. Did they know something was afoot?|
|Meanwhile the second round of action was building in the centre as William threw in his guard and more cavalry|
|Rebel cavalry to the right, William on the left oversees the Guard Infantry to his front.|
|King James ups the stakes in the centre by putting in the elite heavy |
cavalry on the right to take on William's Guard Infantry-"game on"
|A rebel Colonel looks on as the battle unfolds|
|King James' heavy cavalry are the victors in the centre and chase the Dutch Guard from the field,but at a terrible cost, their ranks severely depleted.|
|The centre is open and ready for exploitation, who would grab the initiative?|
|King James calls forward the French to push the rebel centre from the field and claim victory|
|The rebels play their next card and exploit dissension in the Royalist ranks. |
The garrison commander in Lavington throws in his lot with
Williams forces taking half his brigade over to the rebel cause.
However the loyal Royal forces were able to prevent any link up with the Rebel left flank and this cancelled out any advantage to William's army.
|The final throw of the dice for the rebels, with their right wing attempting to get across the Lavington brook.|