Preparing for King and Parliament   Leave a comment

Preparing the battlefield, army lists and learning the rules for the new to the strongest rules for English civil war. Looking quite good at 28mm in 15cm boxes on a six by four table I think.

Order of Battle- First Relief of the Basing House Siege: 1643

For King and Parliament ECW

Infantry Units are about 120mm wide (2 elements of 6cm).    Will be 4 ranks deep.  60 to 80mm.  Pike to rear.  Shot to Front.

Cavalry units are about 120mm wide (2 elements of 60mm) (6 figures on 20-25mm bases).  To be one rank deep for Swedish (40/ 50mm) or 2 ranks deep for Dutch (100mm)?

To be played in single squares 150mm each.

 

Royalists

The Army of His Royal Highness Prince Maurice, Count Palatine of the Rhine

115 Points Cost

Horse

50 points

6 units of “Swedish Horse”.   36 figures in total always deployed in one rank.  2 hits, one ammo, 2 VP each=6 VP.  6×6=36 points.  2 Veteran=2×2=4. 3 Well Mounted.  4×1=4.

Earl of Northampton’s Horse:  1st, 2nd Troops of Horse. 1st and 2nd Co. Veteran (Green Flags).

Colonel Compton’s Troop of Horse.  Seasoned (Red flag).

Prince Maurice’s Horse:  1st, 2nd and 3rd and 4th Troops of Horse.  All 4 Well Mounted.

Foot

58 points

Regiments of Foot 2 shot to one pike.  About 12cm wide.

1st Company. Prince Rupert’s Blue Coats Regiment.  Seasoned 3 hits, 3 ammo, 3 VP. 9 points.

2nd Company. Prince Rupert’s Blue Coats Regiment.  Seasoned 3 hits, 3 ammo, 3 VP. 9 points.

Earl of Northampton’s Green Coats Regiment.  Pike Heavy.  Seasoned. 7+.  3 hits, 1 ammo, 3VP. 9 points.

1st Co. King’s Lifeguard Red Coats Regiment.  Seasoned.  3 hits, 3 ammo, 3VP. 9 points.

2nd Co. King’s Lifeguard Red Coats Regiment.  Seasoned.  3 hits, 3 ammo, 3VP. 9 points.

Sir Allen Aspley’s Red Coats, White and Black Flag Regiment. Seasoned.  3 hits, 3 ammo, 3VP. 9 points.

Dragoon’s (Earl of Northampton’s).  Two rank.  With mounted figures (to show horse holders) .  Seasoned 7+. 2 hits, 2 ammo, 2VP. 4 points.

 

Officers and Gentlemen

Three Brigades (32 hits)

Two Colonels, 1 VP each = 2 VP.  2×4=8 points.

One Gallant Commanding General. 4 VP. 6 points.

Two Gallant Gentlemen Cavaliers.  2 points.

Victory Points.

one victory points plus one per brigade in the army for a commanding general
one victory points plus one per brigade under his command for each general.
one victory point for each colonel.
one victory point for each of a unit’s hits.

Total VM= 40×0.4= 16 Victory Medals:

 

 

Parliament

The Army of Sir William Waller, Major General

points.

Horse

57 points. 18 hits.

5 units of “Dutch Horse”.  3 hits, 3 ammo, 3VP.  5×9=45

Waller’s Horse:  1st, 2nd and 3rd Troops.

Brereton’s Horse:  1st, 2nd and 3rd Troops.

6 elements of 3 Horse each unit.  2 ranks deep.  12 per unit.  72 figures

Sir Arthur Haselrig’s Lobsters.   2 ranks Deep.  3 hits, 10 figures.  3 VP. 12 points.

Foot

40 points.  13 hits.

Regiments of Foot 2 shot to one pike.  About 12cm wide.

London Tower Hamlets Trained Band.  Veteran Unit.  3 hits, 4 ammo, 3 VP. 12 points.

Colonel Edward Alrdich’s Grey Coats Regiment.  Seasoned.  3 hits, 3 ammo, 3VP. 9 points.

London Trained Band (Black and Red Banner, Red Coats) Regiment of Foot.  Seasoned.  3 hits, 3 ammo, 3VP. 9 points.

Commanded Shot in Tawny Coats, Earl of Essex.  Two rank.  2 hits, 3 ammo, 2VP. Seasoned.  6 points.

Colonel Oakey’s Dragoons (Buff Coats, Flintlocks).  Seasoned.  Horse Holders.  Two rank. 2  hit, 2 ammo, 2 VP. 4 points.

Parliament Artillery Train:

10 points, 2 hit

Field Artillery:  6 ammo.  4 points.  1 hit.

Siege Artillery, seasoned.  6 points. 1 hit.

 

Officers and Gentlemen

Three Brigades

Two Colonels, 8 points.  Two Brigades.  1VP each=2VP.

One Commanding General. 5 points.  One Brigade.  4VP.

1 Gallant Gentleman.  1 points.

Victory Points.
one victory points plus one per brigade in the army for a commanding general
one victory points plus one per brigade under his command for each general.
one victory point for each colonel.
one victory point for each of a unit’s hits.

Total 39×0.4=16  Victory Medals:

 

The Scenario: 1643, Basing House

Siege Relief.  The small fortified Manor has been besieged by Waller and the Roundheads.  With the arrival of the Parliamentarian Artillery Train and the heavy siege artillery all seems lost.  However force marching with hate to the South comes Prince Maurice and the Earl of Northampton hoping to relieve the Siege and if possible seize the artillery for the Crown.

For his part Waller hopes to defy the Royalists.  With the London Trained Bands and Haselrig’s famous Lobsters plus his own trusty horse he has deployed for battle aiming to claim a famous victory before the gates of Basing House.  Such a defeat would surely persuade the garrison to surrender as he has been negotiating in secret with the Lord of the command for some weeks now and all seems to be going to plan.  For their part Maurice and the Earl of Northampton have brought their own strong and eager cavalry force expecting to drive the roundheads from the field with ease.  Somewhat taken aback by the size and strength of the cavalry opposing them it appears they will also need to rely on their loyal infantry too.  Fortunate indeed therefore that they have Prince Rupert’s own regiment of foot with them well attired in coats of blue and armed with the latest muskets in number.  No less fierce but lacking slightly in muskets the doughty Earl of Northampton’s foot and Dragoons stand ready to give battle.

Engagement. 

Terrain.  Fields and Hedges to either side, Orchards and Dove cote to be placed.  Mix of difficult and rough terrain.  Hills to be placed.

The Royalist Fortified Camp is merely an obstacle for this scenario.  Troops cannot attack it and nor can the defenders influence the battle in any way.  If necessary for deployment Royalists can deploy 1 unit in the box and will automatically move out one box when there is space no card required.  Parliamentarian Camp is as per rules.

 

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Posted April 5, 2018 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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