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1645 Pikeman's Lament

Started by Grahame, March 04, 2020, 03:48:28 pm

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Grahame

1645 - Siege of Chester & Battle of Rowton Heath.
This was the king's last throw of the dice. The attempt to raise the siege has resulted in the death of the Royalist Lord General and the decimation of his field army. The Northern Horse swept aside the local militia and Lancashire clubmen where they had gathered on the heath. The attempt of the garrison to link up with the the Royalist army was too little too late as they had to fend off an intercepting  force from the besiegers. The naval landing parties proved their worth on land as they were supported by dragoons and fought their way through the enclosures along the road. It was during this hedge to hedge fighting that the Royalist Lord General fell at the head of his men. The writing is now on the wall and Chester will be shortly be forced to submit - blockaded by sea and surrounded on land it is only a matter of time.....
The results are as follows:
Royalists scored 22 honour. Parliamentarians scored 77 honour.
The totals across the whole campaign are King 339 Parliament 396 with Carl having the highest individual score overall for the King and Andy Mellor for Parliament.
Thanks again to all those taking part.
Grahame

Carl Fisher

Quote from: Grahame on April 26, 2022, 08:44:41 am1645 - Siege of Chester & Battle of Rowton Heath.
This was the king's last throw of the dice. The attempt to raise the siege has resulted in the death of the Royalist Lord General and the decimation of his field army. The Northern Horse swept aside the local militia and Lancashire clubmen where they had gathered on the heath. The attempt of the garrison to link up with the the Royalist army was too little too late as they had to fend off an intercepting  force from the besiegers. The naval landing parties proved their worth on land as they were supported by dragoons and fought their way through the enclosures along the road. It was during this hedge to hedge fighting that the Royalist Lord General fell at the head of his men. The writing is now on the wall and Chester will be shortly be forced to submit - blockaded by sea and surrounded on land it is only a matter of time.....
The results are as follows:
Royalists scored 22 honour. Parliamentarians scored 77 honour.
The totals across the whole campaign are King 339 Parliament 396 with Carl having the highest individual score overall for the King and Andy Mellor for Parliament.
Thanks again to all those taking part.
Grahame
Thank you Grahame for all your hard work, and for organising such an enjoyable campaign.

Also thanks to everyone else involved in ensuring we had fun!
Games Played (Armies): WAB + WaC (IER Roman, Early Saxons and variants, Normans), WFB (Empire), 40K (Spacemarines), Uncharted Seas (Empire, Shroud Mages), WAB English Civil War (English!), Operation Squad (British) SAGA (Normans, Jomsvikings), Mordheim, Wings of War/Glory WWI, Dreadball, Chain of Command (British), Frostgrave, Sails of Glory and many others!!

Andy Miller

Grahame,
Thanks for organising 1645, much appreciated. Well done to Andy Mellor whose landing party came into it's own and scored over half our points on it's own.
Andy
ECW Parliamentarian armies. Judge Dredd (Judges/Cal 2k+pts, Ape gang), FoW (MidWar German armour 2k pts, MidWar Afrika Corps 2k pts, LateWar German 4k+pts), Bolt Action (German, US Infantry), OpSquad (Panzer Grenadiers, Falschirmjaeger, Brit Inf), Dux Brit (Saxons), WoW (a small airforce), Fantasy (High Elves, Brets), Dystopian (FSA), Uncharted seas (Iron Dwarves), Sails of glory, X-wing, Dreadball (Humans and Dwarves), Check your six. Star Wars Armada.

Andy Mellor

Quote from: Andy Miller on April 26, 2022, 04:29:23 pmGrahame,
Thanks for organising 1645, much appreciated. Well done to Andy Mellor whose landing party came into it's own and scored over half our points on it's own.
Andy

Only possible due to Tom holding up 2 Royalist armies, cheers Tom.

Tom G

Quote from: Andy Miller on April 26, 2022, 04:29:23 pmOnly possible due to Tom holding up 2 Royalist armies, cheers Tom.

Ha I doubt that but no worries. Quantity has a quality of it's own or something like that.

Thank you Grahame for all the effort put into the campaign.