|The contest across the river develops|
In the centre, both banks of the river were now lined with infantry firing volleys at close range. With their greater ratio of muskets to pikes, the advantage lay with parliament, especially as they had dragged forward some artillery to increase the volume of fire. After a short time the weight of fire proved too much for a newly raised Royalist unit which first edged backwards and then, following another volley routed. Ignoring all appeals to halt the raw recruits headed for the road home. Another Royalist infantry unit also routed from the fire, but they were rallied by the Royalist commander and eventually returned to the fray. Fortunately for the Royalists other units were on hand to fill the gaps and the Parliamentary infantry were slow to exploit their advantage.
|The Royalist left re-organising|
|The Parliamentary infantry slowly deploying on their left|
|Royalist infantry flee|
In the centre the fire fight continued. Both sides were reluctant to chance an attack across the river because of the risk of becoming disordered (50% for pike armed troops). Parliament had manged to get one unit across and this had manged to beat off an attack by the Royalists which threatened to drive it into the river, but further progress was proving difficult.
As gaming time drew to an end a winning draw was adjudicated for Parliament. They had managed to get troops across the river and also had inflicted heavier casualties on the Royalists.