|Start of T4. The strong Jacobite right has stopped the Enniskilleners dead.|
We left off with most of the action having taken place on the Jacobite left flank with the Enniskillen troops coming off somewhat the worse against determined Jacobite Horse and Foot.
We at back in T4 with the fighting almost general along the front of both armies...
The finest infantry on the table - 1st battalion of the King's Regiment is about to attack St John's Derry infantry in the priory ruin. Led by Justin McCarthy, Doctor Stafford and their own colonel the Guards fling themselves against the 2B class ruined BuA but the Protestant infantry hold them beyond the perimeter with grim determination.
|The cleric and McCarthy urge the Guard forwards at Reunion priory|
Elsewhere some consolidation is taking place. The Grand Prior's brigade is fanning out in an effort to bring its strength to bear against the disorganized Enniskillen troops. The close order battalion of Gustavus Hamilton panics into retreat on seeing Tiffin's musketeers routed by Antrim's Redshanks.
Although depleted by half of their number Sarsfield's squadron now less than 100 men is still dominating the extreme right as Wolseley's fresh Enniskillen cavalry come up to the front. We chose to class these fellows as Blade Horse, unusual but not impossible under the rules.
The grit of the Guards wins the day
|The picture at T6 - The Enniskillen Horse massing for another go!|
This is too much for Sir Arthur Rawdon who scoots out the back way abandoning his men under St John. Rumour has it that some blood from a wounded soldier splashed on the Cock's lace cuff leading him to presume he'd was mortally struck. Much booing and hissing from his brave men.
In T6 the Protestant garrison of the priory rallied and fought the Guards to a standstill. The pious Dr Stafford took a glancing blow to the face which shattered his spectacles causing him to withdraw from the field and contemplate his situation through prayer.
The three squadrons of Enniskillen Horse re grouped to take out Berwick's 100 men, the sole remaining cavalry on the Jacobite left.
|At it again Berwick's 100 break the Enniskilleners again!|
T7 had loadsa charges. Conyngham's 1st squadron, rallied, went again at Berwick only to be broken in rout. Two squadrons of Galmoy's charged simultaneously on the right against two squadrons of Derry Horse under Adam Murray. Wolseley's Enniskillen Horse raised a cheer for King William and thundered towards Antrim's hard fighting Redshanks.
|Lord Galmoy toe to toe with Adam Murray|
The outcomes were mostly in favour of King James's men. Galmoy bounced Murray's squadron but did not break it and did not pursue. Antrim's men stood firm and routed Wolseley's wild Enniskillen Horse. Berwick did it again! routing the Enniskilleners despite only have 60 men left in his command.
|Two other squadron's Galmoy's v Murray's|
The Guards surged deep into the Priory causing colonel St John to flee right under the nose of his commander Colonel Mitchelbourne!
|St John you damned poltroon, get back here and fight by God!|
Erin go bragh! is the cry as the men of Antrim fling bullets, stones, dung and insults at the broken squadron from Enniskillen!
T7 was a big moment
Mitchelburne's army is under severe pressure particularly on the right.
|The impetuous Lloyd's dash themselves on the Prior's pikes|
There was still fight left in the Protestant Army with a squadron of Murray's Derry Horse catching Galmoy's 2nd squadron whilst it was forming breaking them.
Murray's 3rd squadron break the disorganized 2nd squadron of Galmoy's
|It is looking bad for Mitchelburne|
|Still fighting! Berwick (and his retainers) scatter Conyngham's|
T10 was the final turn and saw the All pike equipped McGillicuddy's Regiment brave the fire of Mitchelburne's own regiment who broke under the shock.
|The Protestant army is in flight|
The field was General Hamilton's!
A debrief will appear in part 5...