Rafael came over this afternoon and we played a quick Wars of the Roses game - before I head off to see Darkest Hour at the cinema tonight !
Rafael had the Lancastrian forces left of this picture
This is the cavalry on the Yorkist right flank
Lancastrian cavalry on their left flank
Lancastrian right flank cavalry
Yorkist left flank forces move forward
Intent on sending an arrow storm at the enemy
The cavalry clash straight away on the Lancastrian left flank, at the stream
Both Yorkist and Lancastrian centres have moved forward
Casualties pile up in the cavalry clash but the Yorkists are getting the best of it, as the Lancastrians are pushed back
Rafael has troops a lll along the line of the stream now
and his heavy infantry move up on the right flank
The Yorkist commander orders the gun to fire
The Lancastrian commander watches his centre carefully
Charge ! The Lancastrian right has charged across the hillock and engaged enemy archers
They flee defeated as the Yorkist cavalry watch in disorder from archery fire
The Lancastrians follow up against the badly mauled Yorkist archers
Now the Lancastrian centre attacks and they too catch enemy archers
and its two units of heavy infantry against one of archers - ouch !
Perhaps unsurprisingly, they rout !
Their blood up, the Lancastrians charge again in the centre against the Yorkist heavy infantry
Yorkist pikemen keep failing their command throws so the enemy can act with impunity
Because of the disruption from enemy arrows, the Yorkist left flank cavalry fail to move and are now threatened by a flank attack
One Yorkist heavy infantry has gone leaving disordered men to face the next onslaught
The Yorkist cavalry have taken too many casualties and fled !
and the Yorkist foot in the centre too !
A decisive Lancastrian victory today.
All done and dusted in three hours but good fun nevertheless.