|The Derry Horse brave the fire and smash into Dongan's|
Now the fighting begins. Both players took an aggressive approach which saw the armies get 75% movement each and lurch towards each other.
Bob took an immediate chance by charging a squadron of the Derry Horse at Dongan's dragoons in advance of the army's right. The Raw troops had no trouble charging and the Raw dragoons passed their test delivering a ragged volley which did not stop the Protestant cavalry from contacting. With 4 x d8 Bob rolled an incredible 4 hits! Dave managed only 2 to add to the single casualty he caused with his shooting.
|Look at those dice! The Dragoons dissolve in panic and are removed from play|
Dongan's Dragoons scored an abysmal 1 for the morale score with dropped to 0 seeing them dissolve instantly for a dramatic opening to the battle. Bob however was now at 50% losses causing a check which meant his troopers lost their nerve and in the moment of victory fled the field!
|Elsewhere the Protestant infantry boldly advance|
This turn was one of the only two in the entire game when the Williamite gun managed to fire. It was not lucky with its ranging shot!
Both players had less movement on T2 with Bob only getting 25% and Dave 50%. This did not stop the charging though as The Duke of Berwick led his elite squadron against a squadron of Conyngham's Enniskillen dragoons who dared to charge them!
Elite Blade Horse against Raw dragoons.. can you guess what happened next?
|Conyngham's manage to extricate themselves from a difficult situation|
Elsewhere the fast moving loose order Enniskillen flintlock musketeers were opening up on the Earl of Antrim's Regiment and the Redshanks started falling.
|The loose order musketeers of Lloyd and Tiffin pepper the Redshanks and Prior's|
Another key move of T2 was the occupation of Reunion Priory by St John's Derry Regiment. Accompanying them into the built up area was none other than Sir Arthur ' Dromore' Rawdon the Cocky Cock of the North.
St John's win the race to Reunion priory
Fall On! The Redshanks smash into Tiffin's musketeers
|Busy day Sarsfield's hit whilst forming by 2nd squadron of Conyngham's|
|Tiffin's routed by the Redshanks|