A miserable, grey and overcast day here, not ideal for taking photographs, but I will do my best. The only table I have available measures 43 1/2 x by 28 1/2 inches (110 x 72 cm), not really ideal but it will have to do. I did consider replacing movement and firing with centimetres as opposed to inches, but will stick to inches on this occasion.
On the left, we shall refer to this as West, are two small woods at either side of a small hillock, in the centre is a walled enclosure and finally a larger wood on the right. All the other areas of the table are clear terrain. I have tried to add a little of everything to test out the movement and firing rules.
Eye level shot of the small hillock from the small wood.
The walled enclosure.
A die roll decided that the Royalists would be defending in this battle and they will set up on the southern edge of the table. Although I am playing solo, I still went through the set up procedure in the rules. So all foot units were deployed, a single figure for now.
Friendly units only need a distance of one inch between them, different to the three inches in Lion Rampant, though of course they cannot move within three inches of an enemy unit unless charging. Trimble's Shot and Pike take up a position in the centre.
Spencer's Shot on the right (east).
Clan McGregor will form up behind the large wood in the north east.
Forlorn Hope in the centre.
Clan Douglas on the right flank, facing the hill.
Next all horse bar dragoons are placed on the table.
Sullivan's Troop on the left flank.
Barker's Troop to support Spencer's Shot.
The only parliamentary horse unit, Garnett's Troop, forms up opposite Barkers's Troop
Finally, the dragoons are deployed. Foulston's on the left flank, opposite the hillock.
1st and 2nd Troops of Okey's Dragoons, supporting the Forlorn Hope.
Finally add all the units to their markers.
This photo is a little brighter, (switched on the lighting, bloody 1 pm too!)
Just a few photos to show the position of each unit in a broader context.
Finally, some troop eye level shots.
Looking down the Royalist line.
The Parliamentary line.
Table from the east looking west. I still have to place the two majors with a unit, as they have to be attached to a unit, and each will replace one figure in that unit.
I am now finally in a position to fight the battle/skirmish. Of course I shall be taking lots of photos and writing a comprehensive battle report on the next post.
I would also like to thank everyone who commented on the previous post, either directly to the blog or via anywhere else the link was posted. It is really appreciated, any ideas or suggestions will be gratefully received.