Friday, February 27, 2009
After a dramatic stroke that resulted in the capture of a section of Parliamentary supply train, Prince Rupert presses on up the road towards the village of Downton. Just outside of the village on an open expanse of high ground Essex has drawn up the remainder of his army. Overnight the Roundheads erect a hasty redoubt and post their remaining gun.
Essex posts his remaining Foot in an area of enclosures along the road down which Rupert is advancing...and presently a small party of Dragoons comes galloping along the main road shouting...the cur Rupert is upon us!
Royalist foot move up through the enclosures on the outskirts of Downton
Parliamentary Foot form up along the hedges...
The battle begins in earnest with an exchange of long range musketry...
...to be continued