I thought I would set up my ECW forces tonight and try and get in a game of P&S tomorrow as I haven't tried the rules yet and have a free afternoon, but it didn't go quite to plan..........
Parliament forces :
Essex Reg of foote Manchesters Reg of foote Brookes Reg of foote Saye & Seles Reg of foote
Boothes Reg of horse Hesselrigges Reg of horse
Kings lifeguard Ruperts Reg of foote Rawdons Reg of foote Bards Reg of foote Newcastles Reg of foote
Ruperts Lifeguard of horse
Kings secret weapon!
I set everything up and went to watch Doctor who & have dinner. When I came back I realised I'd left the door to the man den open, I rushed in and saw before me carnage
The battle: (or what I think happened)
With the forces squared up and ready to go the Parliament cmd (Essex) barely had time give the opening orders when the king unleashed his secret weapon....... One of my cats! Using the renowned 17c cat belly flop method Brookes Reg had been completely wiped out, Essex could only look on in horror as a paw with claws unfurled laid waste to two thirds of his Reg, (who would have fled the field at this point), Manchester tried, in vain, to steady his troops but a quick flick of a tail had put paid to his efforts by destroying his pike block and the Earl himself. Both horse Reg's could only look on, frozen to the spot in terror on the other side of the battlefield. The only saving grace was that Saye & Sele's Reg (who are all WG metals), had stood their ground, although they clearly had had to fight for it as a few were a bit worse for wear. With the Parliament forces in tatters the battle was clearly over without a single casualty on the Royalsit side. Clearly my cat, who does have a Godzilla complex, (and is now outside for the night!!!) was angry about all the bad kitten treatment from old Warty!
I've calmed down now so can see the funny side of it but at the time....... Oh does anyone know how to get cat fur out of the GW battle mat?