|The Royalist infantry|
Steve also deployed conventionally with infantry in the centre and cavalry on the wings and so we started the first move. It was at this point that Lady Luck decided that it was time she went on holiday (at least as far as the Royalist cause was concerned). Rupert's men failed to move; on the opposite wing one unit surged forward, but the rest failed to follow suit. In the centre, the foot plodded up the hill with the artillery, before establishing themselves in position to await the Parliamentary foot.
|The Parliamentary cavalry await their orders|
|Parliamentary foot advance with a light gun in support|
|One of the many cavalry melees|
|Astley's foot in position|
|Another success for the parliamentary cavalry|
How did the proposed amendments work? Well, they seem to reflect the tendency for some cavalry to gallop off into the distance rather than stick to their orders and they do present a few more challenges for the Royalist cavalry commanders, trying to control their troops. However it is early days yet, one outing is not enough to make a decision.