|The figures are mostly Grumpy Miniatures|
|The battle-lines close. Things are going relatively |
well for the Portuguese.
|The Portuguese left evaporates. Can the Portuguese|
right save the day in time?
In the recruitment phase, my army looked as if it was going to be the more numerous, but greed is subtlety punished - the more you think you are going to have, the more you risk losing. Deployment was fairly predictable with disease and mishaps causing minor inconvenience, mostly to the Hollanders.
|The Portuguese right is locked in combat while the Dutch |
right is free to march to the centre.
WI games typically proceed in four stages: manoeuvre, shooting, melee and catastrophic collapse as a crack appears and quickly widens.
|The Portuguese Lord and Slave targeteers bravely|
commit themselves to combat but are surrounded.
Overwhelmed by the superior numbers which the Dutch eventually brought to bear, my General's company was assailed on three sides and was scattered. At this point I conceded the game.