As a reminder the battle began with the deployments illustrated in the photo below.
|Royalist gun retreats to safety|
|Middleton charges on the right|
while Carnarvon charges on the left
|Middleton v Fiennes|
|Northampton Horse pass through Middleton|
|and targets Fiennes|
|but Fiennes avoids contact for now.|
|Carnarvon charges and Goodwin counters|
|Carnarvon caught in pursuit and destroyed|
Seeing the destruction of Carnarvon, Clark leads his regiment of horse towards the now nearly exhausted horse of Goodwin. Unable to respond, Goodwin's Horse is caught blown and cut down where they stand.
|Clark's Horse charges the blown horse of Goodwin|
|Caught blown, Goodwin is destroyed|
|Flush with victory, Clark targets Brooke's Foot|
|Luckily, Brooke is ready to repel the attacking horse|
|Horse v. a row of pikes|
|After light casualties, Clark recalls|
|Royalists advance in the center|
|while Northanpton attacks on the right|
|and scatters Fiennes' Horse|
|Parly foot advance in the center|
|Foot charge and counter charge|
|Holles intercepts Northampton|
Seeing the destruction of Holles, both Brooke and Hampden disengage with Brooke making it back up onto the heights. With Royalist horse in his rear and two horse, one dragoon, and one foot regiment to his fore, Brooke quits the field.
|Roundhead foot retire|
|while Royalist forces press on.|
Now that the soldiers have returned to their storage boxes, remaining to complete is a recap and summary of how these three sets of rules modeled the ECW battlefield. What did I like and dislike about each? What were their strengths and weaknesses? After having played the same battle with three sets of rules, which set do I prefer?
From the BatReps from each of the three battles, which contest did the reader prefer and why?