Having more or less successfully navigated our first game of Impetvs Baroque in the ECW Battle of Montgomery, the table has been reset for a second go at the battle.
A few deployment adjustments to both commanders' OB and a more careful reading of the scenario will make for a more historically plausible contest than the first. In theory, that is.
Sketch map of battle
Force composition stands at 2,600 foote and 1,500 horse for Byron and 1,500 foote and 1,500 for Meldrum. Based upon the diagram from which this scenario originates (Giglio's English Civil War Scenarios Vol 2), the Roundheads were awarded one too many regiments of horse. The Cavaliers get a boost from one additional regiment of foote. Sorry Sir Meldrum, you must win without them this time.
Overview of start positions
Meldrum's cavalry reinforcements may still appear on a random turn along the east edge of the battlefield. Their appearance nearly upon the Royalist flank threw a wrench into Byron's plans to destroy the Roundhead force.
Sir Meldrum's Army
Victory conditions remain as before. That is, the Parliamentarian forces deployed with their backs to the River Camlad must hold the Salt Bridge at all costs for a major victory. Meldrum's only avenue of escape is across that bridge. Failing to secure the bridge from Royalist aggressions, Meldrum may gain a minor victory by withdrawing 50% of his army over to the far side of the river while still holding the north end of the bridge.
Sir Byron's Army
The battle is set. Friday evening the battle will be decided.