Having driven off the Royalist forces Col. Danby continues his march on Loxley Barrett to capture and waste the fortifications there.
The Parliamentary forces appear through the morning mists . On the left a unit of Dragoones , the main force 2 units of shotte and pike from Colonele Danby's Regiment of Foote . Leading the way is a Forlorne Hope with Josiah Grundy leading a unit of his 'Roaring Boyes' especially recruited by him and highly motivated by his religious fervor ! (unfortunately he has forgotten to provide them with any ammunition for their gunnes - thus they get an added advantage in hand to hand)
The 'Great Sconce' has a garrison of Shotte under the command of the Frenchman Henri Viscount Turenne .
In Loxley Barrett there is another unit of local Militia armed as Shotte .
There is also a unit of pike from Sir Brianne Aldridge's Regiment .
The force is Commanded by Nigel Pargetter who has managed to rally a Troope of his Horse and the remnants of the somewhat disgruntled Oxforde Horse .
I have made myself a couple of new over scale measuring sticks as I think playing on my bigger table needed speeding up and making a bit more dynamic . A report on the actual battle to follow soon .