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May 21 09 9:38 PM

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The Night before Naseby (skirmish game)

The picturesque Cotswolds were the setting for a number of
very bloody battles and violent skirmishes during the English
Civil War. So I thought you might like to see this one.


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This was a Skirmish Wargames Group, ECW conflict in a Cotswolds village.

Close ups:
http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2319&start=0

The Buildings
http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2319&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

Battle Overviews (by Joe)
http://ilovewargameing.21.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2319&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

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May 21 09 10:26 PM

Anyone who's been to the Cotswolds would tell you about the typical sandstone they use there. The buildings in the game were handmade from wood by Chris, who also converted and altered many of the 54mm figures to produce variations. The game itself was abetted by Andy Duff.

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The English Civil War was in fact two civil wars, 1642 to 1645, and 1648 to 1649, fought between King Charles I and the Royalists ("Cavaliers") and the supporters of Parliament ("Roundheads").

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May 21 09 10:28 PM

These wars would lead to the trial and execution of Charles I, the exile of his son (later to become Charles II), and the replacement of the English monarchy with the Commonwealth of England and later the Protectorate under the personal rule of Oliver Cromwell.

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Charles was arrogant, conceited and like his father James, a strong believer in the divine rights of kings. From 1625 to 1629, Charles argued with Parliament over most issues, but money (Charles had none) and religion (he had married a Catholic Queen) were the most common ones. When Parliament refused to do as Charles wished, he dissolved it. Charles needed money to pay for a war against the Scots and levied heavy taxes on the people. By 1642, relations between Parliament and the King had broken down. Charles left London to head for Oxford to raise an army to fight Parliament for control of England, and the Civil War had begun.

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The Cotswolds were of great strategic importance in the Civil War; the King had his headquarters at Oxford and the Parliamentarians had garrisons at Gloucester and Bristol with sympathisers at Malmesbury and Cirencester.

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The battle, which began in the late afternoon, was long and bloody and the following day neither side wished to resume the fighting. The King moved on to London whilst the Parliamentarians retired to Warwick.

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The Castle Inn, also known as Radway Tower, stands on the summit of Edgehill. The Octagonal Tower was started in 1742 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill and was opened on 3rd September 1750, the anniversary of Oliver Cromwell's death. But beware if you wish to visit the battlefield after dark - stories abound of ghostly armies fighting in the night.

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In 1644 King Charles I took refuge at the White Hart Royal Hotel, a 17th century coaching inn in Moreton-in-Marsh. He is also reputed to have stayed at the Lygon Arms in Broadway which, at the time of the Civil War was called the White Hart. Oliver Cromwell also stayed here - you can still stay in The Cromwell Room where he slept in 1651.

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Bourton-in-the-Water:
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Bourton-on-the-Water, "Venice of the Cotswolds"

it is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. The River Windrush flows through the village, spanned by several little stone bridges. The view along the River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the most photographed scenes in the Cotswolds.

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