Battle of Reunion August 1689 BLB3 play test Part 2

The Williamite army is in the foreground

In this post we overview Bob's Williamite force. The idea of its composition represents the available Irish Protestant forces before the landing of King William's English and continental troops in August of 1689. The units are all from Enniskillen and Derry.

Murray's Derry squadrons

Horse of the Left under Adam Murray                                               2 points

4 squadrons of Derry Volunteer Horse: Bullet / Raw                             2 points

The Derry Foot and their light gun

Foot of the Centre Left under John Mitchelburne                           2.5 points
Colonel John Mitchelburne's Regiment: Raw / Pike & Shot  /0.5 points
Colonel St John's Regiment: Raw / Pike & Shot / 0.5 points
Colonel Hamilton's Regiment: Raw / Pike & Shot -flintlock musket / 1 point
Light gun / Drilled              0.5 points

Attached: significant personality: Sir Arthur Rawdon - The Cock of the North (free)

The 'impetuous' Enniskillen infantry

Foot of the Centre Right under Colonel Thomas Lloyd            2.5 points
Colonel Lloyd's Regiment (12 models) Raw - flintlock musket - loose order  1 point
Colonel Zachariah Tiffin's Regiment (12 models) Raw - flintlock musket - loose order 1 point
Colonel Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment: Raw Pike & Shot - / 0.5 points

Wolseley's brigade of Enniskillen Horse and dragoons

Horse of the Right under Colonel William Wolseley                             3 points
2 squadrons of Albert Conyngham's Dragoons: Raw - flintlock musket  2 points
1 squadron of William Wolseley's Horse: Raw - Blade                            1 point

The Protestant army is significantly larger than its opponents but is composed entirely of Raw troops. We were curious as to how it would perform with some scepticism that it would stand for any length of time. What we found with the newly dimensions to BLB is that is fought very well in terms of durability but where it is lacking is where historically you may expect.. in its ability to deal a decisive blow.

The battle lasted 10 turns and will unfold in the following posts. Stay with us and find out how:

The Cock of the North flew away, The King's #1 Bastard fought his enemy into submission and what happens when loose order Enniskillen infantry go out of control!