Ross wanted to give his French a run so my Spanish emerged to teach those nuisances from the north a lesson in respect.
With a combination of light cavalry, heavy knights, loads of arquebus and pike, I was against Ross' French who had just as many pike, more knights, less light cavalry and more archers!!!
I weighted my right flank with the bulk of my army- but Ross had guessed where the bulk of my army would be...so there was not going to be any fancy business. This was gonna be a bloodbath!
|The armies at deployment|
|My Spanish Pike ( I know there are some Swiss Flags in there - i was short!)|
Ross' French carried the honours for the day although my Pike in triple ranks gave a very good account of themselves against his Swiss pike. Normally my Italian and Spanish Pike have really just been a speed hump for the Swiss to push over and keep going.....but not today- I not only held his Swiss up but caused them some considerable casualties- but unfortunately they failed their morale and finally broke. Damn!!
|My knights with the jinetes in front. My Spanish knights hit the French hard and it looked like I was going to beat them....so I attached my general to deliver the coup de grace....|
|The main French line.|
|Game turn 4 where the Pike Blocks have slammed into each other in the middle.|
|PUSH OF PIKE!!|
|View from my side!|
|Ross' French archers moving into position- these guys caused me all sorts of problems!|
|The flower of Spanish Knighthood- about to hit the Flower of French Knighthood!!|
|Bird's eye view of the pikes.|
|My one area of success- chasing Ross' light cavalry away|
|Get him! ( they didn't before the rest of the army collapsed)|