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Wider Wargaming => Genre/Period Discussion => Ancients to Renaissance (3000BC - 1680) => Topic started by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 08:54:45 AM

Title: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 08:54:45 AM
The armies are marching onto a sunny heath in 1643 outside the above-named village, whose inhabitants are petitioning King Charles and Parliament to allow them to change their name to Hamster Heath. I am taking the rebels for a change. There may be pictures if you ask nicely.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 13 September 2020, 09:13:12 AM
Please
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 13 September 2020, 10:06:13 AM
Us ask nicely - PICCIES NOW !
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 11:14:21 AM
When I finish packing away. But Lee's supporters will be sad to know it was a draw.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2020, 11:32:57 AM
Cries of "SHAME......RESIGN." ;)

Cheers - Phil. :)
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 11:49:40 AM
Cromwell's Ironsides thump Hopton's unit, which was briefly and fatally out of control. In the cenre, Ramsey's Foot capture the hill later called Little Round Head.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 11:53:48 AM
On the right flank, we got infantry support in against Rupert, who put up a tenacious but futile fight. The centre foot scrap was less agreeable to the rebels.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 11:54:57 AM
Mason's foot fled full of lead; but Byron's horse was turned back in turn.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 11:55:38 AM
A Royalist baggage element.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2020, 12:18:13 PM
Super piccies, Alexander. :)

Cheers - Phil
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 12:28:25 PM
You say the thing which is not, but for the most generous of reasons! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Steve J on 13 September 2020, 03:46:44 PM
Nice looking game 8).
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2020, 04:08:49 PM
Quote from: FierceKitty on 13 September 2020, 12:28:25 PM
You say the thing which is not, but for the most generous of reasons! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I've said it 'umpteen' times before.....You should see the awful pics I send to Sir.

Cheers - Phil. ;)








Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 13 September 2020, 08:31:45 PM
Nice report Alexander.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2020, 04:35:17 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 09:23:13 AM
Rematch today: The Second Battle of Leigh's Common.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: mmcv on 14 September 2020, 10:30:39 AM
Good luck
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2020, 10:37:29 AM
He'll need it ;)
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 12:27:18 PM
I won this time. :)
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 14 September 2020, 12:30:22 PM
we DONT belive you  ;)
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 01:40:41 PM
The field as a whole. Rupert (Lee) hoping to sweep away my left wing, both sides going hammer-and-tongs in the centre, and my loaded right developing a strong attack. General Fairfax took Byron's horse down, aided by some flanking shot. The firefight and push of pike in the centre was strongly maintained on both sides.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 01:41:20 PM
My right: Tarrington's Regiment of horse took out Huxley's dragoons, and Mason's bravely faced Rupert's Lifeguard of foot. General Hopton tried a wide outflanking move, but there were too many Roundheads in the way, and he was badly mauled on the retreat.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 01:45:46 PM
Ramsey's foot faced both Newcastle's (elite) and Knox-Shaw's: an unexpected Parliamentary victory.
Title: Re: Second Battle of the Common of Leigh
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 01:48:18 PM
Fairfax and Cromwell both attacked against the odds and succeeded.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Leigh her Common
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 01:49:31 PM
The climax in the centre. Shortly after this, Royalist morale went shaky and Lee conceded.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 01:55:17 PM
Keeping the Horse and Foot fairly close together was very successful today; a few volleys to shoot the enemy horse up before we charged them worked wonders.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Techno on 14 September 2020, 01:55:44 PM
 :o :o :o :o

I think I need a lie down....The World's going gone completely mad !

Cheers - Phil ;)
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: mmcv on 14 September 2020, 02:21:28 PM
As stubble to your swords.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 14 September 2020, 03:44:18 PM
Sounds historical - Cromwell beats up his flank, Rupert his, ollie rallys, Rupert dont.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 14 September 2020, 04:55:46 PM
Well done
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: paulr on 14 September 2020, 08:56:28 PM
Quote from: FierceKitty on 14 September 2020, 12:27:18 PM
I won this time. :)

:o =D>
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Steve J on 14 September 2020, 09:21:19 PM
Another nice looking game and a win to boot!
Title: Battle of West Brook
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 September 2020, 12:15:34 PM
The Parliamentary left wing. Constricted frontage was a boon, given the Royalist cavalry advantage, and Lee rashly let Tarrington's regt of horse ride down her dragoons in the open and thereafter serve as a steady threat to her flanks while Hesselrig's cuirassiers and some good infantry earned their pay. It wasn't her fault that her own supporting foot lagged behind.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 September 2020, 12:17:51 PM
In the centre my bad luck started to build up; whenever things were strongly in my favour, the dice nobbled me. My losses were out of all proportion.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 September 2020, 12:20:35 PM
Bad dice on my right too, but my cavalry tactics were superior (even though Lee had ridiculous luck going sword in hand against pikes!). My one lucky break was that towrds the end a lucky roundshot carried off Rupert, which gave me the battle.

Lee's pictures will doubtless follow.
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Steve J on 16 September 2020, 12:23:49 PM
Well done on the win despite the die Gods not being on your side. So poor Crown Prinz Ruprecht is dead?
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 September 2020, 12:26:27 PM
Only in the Pickwickian sense. ;D
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 16 September 2020, 05:41:56 PM
Cool, looks like the undertakers were the winners!
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: Techno on 16 September 2020, 07:34:46 PM
Again.....Love the piccies !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: paulr on 16 September 2020, 09:05:34 PM
Quote from: mad lemmey on 16 September 2020, 05:41:56 PM
Cool, looks like the undertakers were the winners!

Aren't they always :-\
Title: Re: Second Battle of Much-Piddling-in-the-Marsh
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 September 2020, 02:32:07 AM
This was an unusually bloody one.