|Scots on left from the foreground: knights, peasants, |
schiltron, ribaulds (advanced to marsh), Highlanders,
Islanders and the mass of schiltrons and archers. English
on right from foreground: knights, sergeants, knights,
As all the figures were mine I drew up the army lists for the sake of convenience. Each army was divided into three commands. My opponent, Ian, who ended up commanding the Scots, had warned me to balance the commands. I ignored this advice but it caught up with me during the game. Each army was organised in three commands with all generals attached.
|English knights (on the left of the English line) bear down on Scottish knights and peasants. What could possibly go wrong?|
|The impetuous English King is facing a schiltron and Highlanders and is dangerously isolated.|
As feared, the general's unit was routed and the general killed causing every unit in the army to suffer a permanent loss of -1 to its basic fighting value. As there were only two, equally valuable units in my left flank command, it also meant the left-hand command was reduced to 50% causing it to rout.
|Emboldened by their success on the other flank, the mass of the Scottish schiltrons begin their advance on the Welsh longbowmen.|
|Scots Islanders and schiltrons close in for the kill.|