|The battlefield from behind Bauge|
An account of the battle can be found here and of course Wikipedia. The scenario begins with Douglas at Bauge with two units of pikes and two of archers. Buchan, with the remainder of the Scottish forces enters on the same side of the river. La Fayette, with the French forces is on the opposite bank, facing Clarence with the English mounted troops, who is supported by his illegitimate son and a body of archers. Salisbury, with more archers and a small unit of cavalry enters on the Bauge side of the river. Clarence is rated as 'rash' and on rolling a 6 on a d6 he will attach himself to a body of cavalry and attack Bauge across the bridge, (the only crossing point for mounted troops).
|The French contingent|
Back on the bridge Clarence attacked for a third time and gained a little more ground. Perhaps sensing victory was near he charged a fourth time and this time the pikes gave way, Bauge was his! Or perhaps not. Although again suffering poor command dice, Buchan had arrived with his pikes in the nick of time. Deploying to face Clarence the Scots edged forward, forcing the English back onto the bridge. It was now that Clarence found that rather than English reinforcements coming to his aid, the men advancing across the bridge were French billmen. Trapped, he could only surrender and the remains of the English force quit the field.
Two games, a victory for each side, so the scenario was judged a success. If you are attending Triples on the Saturday, please stop off at the Lance & Longbow stand and say hello and maybe stay and take part in the game?