The first scenario covers the first attempt of Poyntz' Parliamentary Horse to relieve Chester, which was intercepted by a large force of Royalist Horse.
Orders of Battle:
C-in-C: Poyntz (Good)
Horse of the Northern Association:
12 bases of Veteran Horse (Dutch tactics), 12 bases of Trained Horse (D) n.b. use any reasonable brigade structure
C-in-C: Langdale (Average)
Gerrard's Brigade: 5 bases Trained Horse (Swedish tactics)
Vaughan's Brigade: 6 bases Veteran Horse (S)
Monckton's Brigade: 6 bases Veteran Horse (S)
Blakiston's Brigade: 5 bases Trained Horse (S)
Foot: 2 bases Trained Foot (Shot only) - count as Dismounted Dragoons
If you prefer mixed quality brigades, feel free to swap Trained and Veteran units between the 1st and 2nd; and 3rd and 4th brigades.
The Foot is counted as dismounted Dragoons to reflect their small numbers, use as genuine Foot if preferred.
|The view from behind Langdale's lines; a few Shot in the enclosures, lining the hedge; whilst the Horse remain slightly back|
|A view of the enclosures between the armies|
|And from behind Poyntz' Roundheads|
|The same, from a slightly different angle|
|The detachments of Royalist musketeers behind the hedges|
|The Parliamentary Horse advance, disordered by the hedges and the enclosures|
|Despite the disadvantages, Poyntz relies on sheer weight of Horse to swamp the Royalist defenders|
|After a short, sharp struggle the Royalist musketeers flee! But Langdale brings up his Horse to defend the outside edge of the enclosure|
|After some desultory attacks, Poyntz decides this is too difficult and calls the retreat!|
Rules were the Polemos ECW set, figures by Baccus 6mm, as were the buildings IIRC.