Scenario 4 - Take the High Ground
Sir Vernon Cottar, Scottish General in the Borders was aware of the threat from the south. Cromwell had been installed as the Lord Protector and Lord Thomas, Lord Lieutenant of the Northern Marches saw an opportunity to deal a blow against the recalcitrant Scots. And so he moved North quickly to take Cottar by surprise, only to find the wily Scot had placed a holding force on the hill not far from the Border town of Dundoon.
|The battlefield after the first English move|
The two Scottish regiments on the key objective
For much of the battle things seemed to go well for the English, although the Scottish advanced guard put up a stiffer resistance than expected, not helped by many of the English units running out of shot (too many low rolls for the ammo check).
|A panoramic view of the battlefield as the English sweep across the hill while on the right flank the English cavalry is about to be flanked by some Highlanders|
|The English reiters are about to strike the Highlanders in the flank. While they win in the end, the Scottish reiters manage to pull away and shoot down the English horse|
Next, Cottar will move into England to exact his revenge.
This was a scenario which hung in the balance right to the end. I thought the Parliamentarians were going to win but they were just worn down enough to fail at the end. Firepower is king in this game and the Parliamentary forces ran out of shot pretty early in the game, while the Scots kept some firepower to the end (luck of the dice). I thoroughly enjoyed it.