|View along the huge table at the start of play - Royalists on the|
left, Parliamentarians on the right. I hadn't realised just how
extensive Tony's collection is and was pleasantly surprised.
|That's me (Prince Rupert) with my faithful hound 'Boye'. I was|
fascinated by Tony's lovely model coach which apparently
housed the Earl of Newcastle. I think he may have been
snoozing in there as he took no part in proceedings.
|After an enjoyable affair of cavalry on both flanks (I got the|
upper hand on the left whilst Goya was victorious on the right)
I decided to attack with my infantry in the centre.
|This was perhaps not the best plan as the Roundheads had|
defence in depth but I felt it was worth a gamble.
|With the cavalry on my right defeated by a certain 'Cromwell'|
fellow I had to draw in a tight defence with infantry. The stout
chaps here were mostly Hinton Hunt - well of course!
|At the end of play you can see there is little left of my army.|
How will I explain this to the king?
I was particularly interested to re-fight Marston Moor as I had played this same battle as a demo game in the early 1970s using Minifigs armies put together by myself and a couple of wargaming school friends. I can’t remember who won on that occasion, but we had a clear-cut victory for the Roundheads this time.
|Rewind 43 years and here's the same battle played (I think)|
somewhere near Colchester. The Royalists (on the right this
time) are my collection of 'intermediate' Minifigs.
Tony put a lot of effort into the research for this game which (along with the superb veggie-haggis, tatties and neeps lunch) was much appreciated by the players. His clever adaptation of C&C for the ECW worked very well and provided just the right period feel to the ebb and flow of the game. I very much hope I get to play another of these.