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Here’s another Battle Report, a real different period as well, Elizabethan English vs Irish/Spanish Armies. DBA Humberside Extension Rules/Lists. This was a Double Sized DBA Battle with both forces having 24 elements each.
27. Elizabethan English, 1560-1620.
2x2LH, 2x3Cv (GEN demi-lances), 4x4Pk, 4x4Sh, 2x4Pk, 2x4Lb, 1x3Kn + 1x4Pk + 2xArt, 2x4Pk + (1x4Bd + 1x4Pi(Landsknecht)).
29. Irish 1487-1620.
1x3Kn(Gen), 2x4Bd + 2x3Aux , 4x3Aux, 3x2Ps
20. Spanish, 1560-1609.
1x3Kn(Gen), 2x 2LH (Stradiots), 1x4Pi , 4x4Pk, 4x4Sh.
I think the Irish had a garrison of some 2XAux + 2XArt(Spanish) as well.
I bought what I thought was a ECW Scots army, old Minifigs. On closer inspection the figures turned out to be from an earlier period…. Tudor/Elizabethan. After a bit of research, out came the paints & we spruced them up a bit. The Irish figures are in fact are Museum Minis
bought as a Medieval Welsh Army from Ebay.
The hills & forest are home made, the marsh from Es[Posh 'n' Becks'] Minis. The board is a Terrain Mat.
Initial Setup – Irish & Spanish Guns defend the Town.
The English Army marches in column
The Irish Army moves to defend the town
Close up of the Spanish Guns & Irish Auxs
The Spaniards arrive by Sea
View from behind the Irish Lines
English columns line up with the Spanish in the distance
Spanish Light Horse try to flank the English Column
English Light Horse skirmish with the Irish bands as the Main Force assembles
The Earl of Es[Posh 'n' Becks'] with his Knights
The Armies Line up, Irish/Spanish on the left – English the right
Spanish & English lines clash
From behind the English Lines
The Irish troops charge..!
The English edge it
The Spanish Foot rally
That pesky Spanish Light Horse has took the English Camp!!!
Battle of Spanish & English goes on
Final overview..the Irish/Spanish just edge it
For all the guns & pikes it was the Irish Auxs that made the difference. Lots of them in the right place at the right time won the day.
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