|Winstanstow with Reinkings troops deployed|
|Sandys Horse move up the lane, coming under fire from the parliamentary musketeers|
|The Royalist dragoons are trapped against the hedge|
|Scudamore's Horse charge up the lane|
In the centre, Woodhouse saw the congestion in the lane and decided to commit his reserve in support of Scudamore, rather than push any more troops directly towards Winstanstow. Sandys, on the left, could have used some help. His infantry(Croft's and the Monmouth regiment), were moving against Lloyd's and Hungerford's and even with the aid of a light gun Croft's were suffering heavy casualties. By the time they reached charge range; they had lost half their number and when the Parliamentary light gun opened up on them, their officers could not make them close (ie they failed the morale test) and the remaining men began to fall back towards their own lines. However, the Monmouth regiment did manage to charge home and their impetus pushed back Lloyds men. The Royalist foot continued to push forward, but their very success proved their undoing.
|Hungerford's musketeers prepare to counter attack|
Fortunately for the Royalists Sandys cavalry had begun to reach around the Parliamentary right, but found their way barred by the last of Reinking's cavalry. On the opposite flank, Scudamore's cavalry was trying to discomfort Mackworth's pikes by pistol fire. This failed and as the pikemen edged forward the cavalry had to evade the pike points.
At the church Mackworth's musketeers resolved to make a stand and fired off a final volley as the forlorn hope charged. With the benefit of the stone wall surrounding the churchyard, the veterans beat off their assailants. This was only a temporary respite for Scudamore's foot now moved forward. The veterans knew that to try and beat off a full regiment was a recipe for defeat and so they pulled back.
|Mackworth's stand against the forlorn hope|
Another very interesting scenario which gave an enteratining days gaming.