Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Battle of Montgomery 1644

A refight of the Battle of Montgomery was held the other day at the Grumpy Shed.

The rules were Pike and Shotte.

 The Parliamentarians set themselves up to defend Salt Bridge and hold off the Royalists until their cavalry returned from foraging.
 The Royalists tried to lunch themselves at the Parliamentary lines as quickly as possible but the manoeuvre rolls didn't quite go that way.
 Not a lot of movement on the Royalist right flank.

 Royalist dragoons seemed to be rather content to remain behind the hedges.

 A couple of Parliaments cavalry units, that didn't go off to forage, had a crack at upsetting the Royalist plans.
Royalists grind their way toward the Parliamentarians

Dragoons still unwilling to get into the fight.

 The Royalist left wing attack the Parliamentarians at Salt Bridge. A breakthrough here would make life very hard for the Parliamentarians.
 The foraging party returns and attacks the Royalists right flank.
In the centre, the Royalists struggle to make progress.

King Charles, probably asking why Prince Rupert's troops appear to be helping Parliament!

These guys really like this hedge!

Still the troops around the bridge hold their ground.

The Royalist right is just able to hold on.

 In the centre the Royalists begin to break up. Once the rot sets in it is not long before Royalist troops start to leave the battle. The outnumbered Parliamentarians hold on for the victory!

Thanks to Tim for supplying most of the troops, hosting the game and for the refreshments.


  1. Excellent report and pics Rodger.

  2. What a great looking game Rodger, a fabulous set up.

  3. Great write-up mate. What a great collection of miniatures too! Looks and sounds like good fun was had by all.


  4. Stunning / great looking.
    Royalist dragoons ride over the cornfield, looks very impressive
    On the other hand, these long straight spears amaze, whether the wood

  5. Top notch armies Rodger, you've done a wonderful report!

  6. Great AAR Rodger! And an amazing collection! Pike & Shotte era forces really look great. I'd love to get into it, but too many gaming eras already :)

  7. What a wonderful looking game Rodger! I really should get back to painting my ECW Scots.


  8. Splendid batrep Rodger and lovely pics!

  9. Lovely looking game and very impresive table too!

  10. Exciting action captured on film, Rodger. If you look closely you will see me in a back row cheering my fellow comrades on as they race into battle!

  11. Fantastic looking game Rodger!

  12. Some epic looking pictures - great game :)

  13. I love the name of your mates place, The Grumpy Shed. That is a big table and a lot of figures, very impressive.

  14. Stunning looking game, Rodger. Inspiring and impressive.

  15. Very cool game, reads well too

  16. What a fabulous looking game! A fabulous sized table well laid out with great looking troops.