The Muscovites had 6 units of noble levy (3 on each wing), with infantry, (3 units of Soldatski and 2 of Streltsy), plus artillery, (2 medium guns) in the centre. Alongside the general were a unit of Reiter and his own bodyguard. Opposite them, the Cossacks deployed in a similar way, Four units of cavalry (2 per wing), with 3 units of Moloisty and two of musketeers, plus two light guns in the centre. On the Cossack left wing were some woods and a small village and the Cossacks had placed a small unit of musketeers in the woods to fire on the flank of any passing enemy cavalry.
|Streltsy and artillery|
|Noble cavalry on the Muscovite left|
|Cossack infantry prepare to advance|
For their part the Cossacks advanced slowly, keeping their line. When in range the musketeers began to fire volleys at the Muscovite infantry inflicting significant casualties. They were joined by the light artillery, which quickly found the range; unlike the Muscovite gunners, who failed to register a hit for some time. The first clash came close to the village where the opposing cavalry met. It was a rather one-sided affair, despite the numbers being equal. The leading Cossack unit routed back and the Noble Levy swept on to melee the supports; pushing them back as well.
|The Noble Levy prevail|
In the centre, the slow advance of the Muscovite infantry continued, their ranks thinned by the Cossack volleys. Seizing the initiative the Cossack infantry charged and a fierce melee took place in the centre.
|Battle is joined on the Cossack left centre|
|And on the right|
|A unit of streltsy rout|
|The end for the Cossack left wing|
|The collapse of the Cossack left|