|Gerry Donohoe and Toggy Bob Talbot (The Williamites)
I found that fact pretty amazing in itself. It is a far more interesting battle than the Boyne and very evenly matched. I had seen it demoed at a show by Nick Buxey and Tim Whitworth but had myself never flung the dice in anger.
|O'Brien's Horse watch as friendly infantry break across their front
We agreed not to run a total blow by blow refight of history (a bit predictable and unlikely to be motivational for us Jacobites) but rather to let the battle unfold as the player's decided.
This meant no pre ordained beheading of St Ruhe, no running out of ammo at the wrong time, no command paralysis by divine intervention and no General Mackay walks the causeway on his Jack Jones. Our approach assumed the beginning of the battle early in the summer morning with the whole affair running its course over a long and bloody day.
|Barry Hilton (on the right!:)) Emma didn't support her father in this refight!