It's not often that I do write ups of the games I play. I think its more to do with the fact that I don't really take photos all the way through the game to create a good narrative. I also forget what happened! It's also considerably easier and less time consuming to show painted figures instead.
However, I should really do more write ups, if only to remember the really great games that I played.
The battle that Ian and I played the other week was from the excellent series of scenario books produced by Caliver Books entitled 'English Civil War Gaming Scenarios'. This battle is from Volume 3 by Robert Giglio. The books are excellent in that the scenarios are transferable to any set of ECW rules and the information contained within is just excellent.
This battle looked interesting for several reasons. Not least because it was actually before Edgehill, and its not really that well known. The armies are a mix of troop types and it is not totally equal. One side is stronger in infantry but weaker in cavalry. Both sides are largely raw troops too...so care needs to be taken to avoid units breaking too soon.
A rare sight, some of the English Civil War cavalry produced by Front Rank (closest to camera). I painted these in around 1991. They have been re-based several time but they have held up well to the decades. The Royalist cavalry have the better of the fight on their right and push break the Parliamentarians. Above, the reserve Parliament line attempts to make a charge to hold back the tide.