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Started by Grahame, January 16, 2018, 09:51:21 am
Quote from: Grahame on May 22, 2018, 07:53:48 pmThanks to everyone for last night - I hope you enjoyed the start of the campaign. Only a couple of units were wiped out and the vast majority of your soldiers will be coming back to fight again......May 1643 - Royalist troops from Newark strike hard into Parliamentary territory and sweep aside those forces sent against them. Other Royalist advances are turned back even losing some artillery in the process. There was inconsequential skirmishing over a bridge between the Scots and Sir Jacob Astley's advance party which saw the Scots dragoons roughly handled but saw a newly raised troop of cavaliers running from the field. The arrival of Sir Thomas Fairfax and his forces from Hull into Lincolnshire has bolstered the Parliamentary cause and seen the fortunes of Parliament revived. The soldiers of Parliament are now realising that the armies of the King are not invincible and thus are determined to take the fight to their enemy.June 1643 will be on the 18th June when Parliament strikes back. We will be using -Missions: D - River crossing G - Beating up quarters and J - Rescue mission. As before I will be tweaking victory conditions.Grahame
Quote from: Grahame on May 24, 2018, 03:08:33 pmOn the Cromwell Association website there is a link to the Directory of Parliamentary Officers - a fantastic resource that lists every known officer who fought for Parliament and gives details of where & when they served. I found a Henry Middleton - a captain in Sir John Norwich's Regt. of Horse in the Eastern Association army. Later served in the New Model Army in Vermuyden's regt. as Captain till dismissed in 1647 [but it doesn't say why]. I'm sure there are similar resources for the Royalists too so why not name your officer after a real one.Grahame