The battle was based on Rowton Heath and the spectators saw a reasonable approximation of a clash between two infantry forces. There was a lack of cavalry, but then with the cost associated with the animals and the difficulty of organising large numbers of them; not to mention the H & S implications of having dozens of them charging around you can understand why.
There was plenty of noise and smoke and yet above it all the beat of the drums could be heard. Different rhythms for different orders, but the insistent driving beat for the advance really stood out. You got a clear sense of the importance of those drummers. Overall, a really good day out. The action was a little confused so I will just add a few photos of the action, rather than a description of the battle. There are several posts already on Youtube regarding the action this is one
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