The Battle of Lee's Pond, near ElderLee Village in Northumberland on the 3rd of September 1460.
The Earl of Salisbury is beseiging Alnwick castle in Northumberland held by the Lancastrians, news arrives about a Lancastrian relief force on it's wat to lift the seige.The force is led by Lord Roos and various minor nobles but with some good retinue troops lent out by other nobles. The Earl of Salisbury has decide to intercept this force before it gets to near Alnwick castle, so has sent Lord Fauconberg (Salisburys brother) to stop the relief force.
The Yorkists must win the day otherwise they will have to lift the seige, giving victory to the Lancastrians.The Lancastrians must win the day by relieving the beseiged garrison of Alnwick castle, by beating the Yorkist Army at Lee's pond the seige will be lifted and the garrison rescued from certain death.
No pressure then.
The rejects had a war of the roses game on Sunday which involved Surjit (Commander), myself and Richard as the Lancastrians, Ray (Commander) and Smithy as the Yorkists. The troops were already deployed and it was a meeting engagement useing Warhammer age of Chivalry rules but with teaks and house rule included.
There was one other thing that didn't help but was actually relevant, there would be no discussion of tactics allowed between the player unless a meesenger was sent (this messenger was not guaranteed to arrive in time or at all) and this with some incredible tactics used by Surjit was the main reason we lost the game, well that's what Richard said.
Information on the period if interested http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_the_Roses
Initial deployments with the Yorkists on the left.
Yorkist infantry and cavalry advancing.
Obligatory contractual shot of Postie (self proclaimed leader of the rejects), ringmaster and tea boy.
Yorkist forces start their advance, it wasn't much of an advance for Smithy.
My Lancastrian forces eagerly rushing forward.
Local commerce still continues despite the battle.
Yorkist infantry continue the advance.
Lancastrian cavalry prepare to charge, they died in their saddles due to the withering yorkist archery
Yorkist infantry and bowmen advancing, the archery in this period was deadly especially the better trained retinue bowmen.
An angry mob appears in the village and due to what Ray had done earlier they came on to my Lancastrian side.
What Ray did to this local (Boo, Hiss).
Postie had bought brand new tiles for this game eeven though he didn't need them but because of Richards shenanigans this was the outcome, I won't show you some of his other mishaps with the scenery but I digress and back to the game.
After several roundas of archery, handgun and artillery exchanges, the sides are about to clash in meele.
Richard explains to Ray how to use his fecking camera.
My 2 billmen units face a charge of Yorkist heavy cavalry.
Another clash of infantry.
An overall view of the table/battlefield near the end.
The aftermath of the yorkist cavalry charge, two billmen units no longer on the table, the dice gods and heavy cavalry fecked me over, this last action ended the game and gave the Yorkists forces victory..
Ray being very unprofessional in victory, it put a damper on a good natured game:D