|The parliamentarians await the onslaught|
|Royalist forces in Lindal in Furness|
In the centre my co-ordinated advance faltered with first one unit and then another failing their order rolls. This meant that when the attacks by the clubmen were made, they were unsupported and generally failed. Quite a few faltered when hit by the fire from the Parliamentary artillery. Preston's regiment seemed quite content to watch the clubmen attacking, but eventually they moved forward attempting to move around the left flank of the parliamentary position. Steve countered this by moving his sole reserve, the combined pike unit to the threatened area. A small unit of commanded shot tried to slow the advance of Preston's, but had to fall back to avoid being overwhelmed. Preston's struggled through a hedge, becoming disordered in the process. Sensing an opportunity, Steve charged forward with his pikes. They caught the Royalists at a disadvantage and broke them, Preston's regiment streamed back down the road towards Lindal, but the pikes did not follow them. Rallying, they marched back towards the centre, where their presence was sorely needed.
|The Clubmen advance|
|Preston's dispersed by the pikes|
One interesting feature was that, using the original rules on break tests all my units would have routed from the field, (mirroring the historical result). However, the amended break test and the distance to my base line meant that each one managed to rally.