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    Whirlwind
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    King Charles I and the Earl of Manchester come to battle in the eleventh battle of my refight of the ECW: please see here.

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    norm smith
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    Interesting battle, thanks. The stalemate towards the end at the hedge was interesting, as it was the feature itself that caused the dilema. I know plenty of the ECW battlefields had hedged boundaries, but this example causes me to wonder how this kind of geography played out in a commanders mind.   (Cooment added to blog).

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    Whirlwind
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    Thanks Norm.  No comments have come through yet, so possibly Blogger is playing up.

    It is hard to make attacking a hedgerow a good bet in the rules.  It is quite hard to disrupt the defenders since fire is so relatively ineffective, and charging straight in is always going to be at less than even odds.  However, it is also quite difficult to attack out of enclosures, because the unit doing it will become disordered (unless there is a handy gate!).  So in this game neither side felt desperate enough to take the risk of bringing things to a conclusion, unless (unlikely) the musketry fire could make it a better than even proposition.

     

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