The actions at Ferrybridge and Dinting Dale ( I couldn't resist referring to them as Fairybridge and Dingly Dell throughout the game) were a precursor to the battle of Towton.
Michael used this large skirmish as a basis for a more substantial game.
Alan Perry and I took the part of the Yorkists, Alan taking control of Lord Fauconberg and I had control of Lord Fitzwalker and Warwick.
Dave Andrews and Rick Priestly were the baddies...
A green and pleasant land... for the moment.
Fitzwalkers men slumber in their camp.
Ricks marauding cavalry make an early morning call.
Fitzwalkers mounted archers wake up mount up and bugger off...
They make next to no contribution to the rest of the battle.
Ricks cavalry charge home...destroying one unit and sending the other across the river.
Warwicks men now start to arrive and make their way across the bridge.
Only to be charged by Ricks cavalry...destroying two more units.
More of Warwicks men push across the bridge.
Ricks men pull back to reform, taking the luckless Fitzwalker with them as prisoner...rumours that he was captured in the toll booth while studying his collection of dodgy illumination's are mostly untrue.
Alan (for the moment playing the part of god) looks on in despair.
Lord Fauconberg arrives (Hurrah!).
With support from Warwick's remaining infantry Fauconberg moves in on Ricks cavalry.
As Dave's men arrive on the battlefield (Booo!)
Not soon enough to stop the demise of Rick's men.
And the liberation of Fitzwalker.
The two armies close in one each other.
Fitzwalker manages to get back to his stash of
And we all had a jolly good time.
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All the best. Aly