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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2010, 05:40:09 pm »
The first wave goes in...

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2010, 05:44:05 pm »
Another supporter of Duke Godfrey, Oliver de Granville (the crimson 'Easter Egg' knights) charges down the great road, then veers off toward Hubert's crossbowmen (instead of charging straight into the waiting line of Orderic of Woodbridge's billmen).

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2010, 05:47:14 pm »
Knights under Gunfrid de Port (the silver labrys on black and crimson) and knights of the Teutonic order -- led by their vice-marshal Guthmund of Doddendorf -- charge forward on Malterre's left. You can see that some of Hubert's crossbowmen have fallen under the showers of arrows from Priestbury's longbows.

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2010, 05:51:49 pm »
On the western side, Count Chrodegang's shield-wall holds against the first charge, and the count's men manage to inflict some further casualties among the knights of Ville de St Jean.

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2010, 05:53:27 pm »
In the centre, Alan of Beaumont's own halberdiers and billmen prepare to receive the oncoming charge of Eduard de L'Isle's unicorn knights...

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2010, 05:55:07 pm »
And here a picture of Godfrey's of Malterre's view as his first attack goes in, followed by Alan of Beaumont's view from the opposite direction.

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2010, 05:56:40 pm »
And here the cavalry charge in the centre hits Beaumont's lines...

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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2010, 05:59:22 pm »
On Alan of Beaumont's right, his mercenary crossbowmen manage to hit Gunfrid de Port, but his men, followed by the Teutonic knights, continue their charge towards Hubert's crossbows and the billmen of Picot of Flittlowe.

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2010, 06:01:22 pm »
The charge on Godfrey's left now hits the opposing line.

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 06:03:53 pm »
John of Priestbury's longbowmen have suffered in the exchange of volley's with Hubert's crossbowmen, but they are still a force to be reckoned with.

And here a view of the attack on Malterre's left wing, taken from behind the mercenary pikemen under Bartolomeo del Avanti, who are advancing to give support.

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2010, 06:06:09 pm »
On Duke Godfrey's right wing, a second wave of knights and Templars crash against Chrodegang's shield-wall...

And behind the knights of Ville de St Jean, the men of Asgot de Houghtonville (the green Dragonland clan) wait for their chance to strike...

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2010, 06:12:38 pm »
In the centre, Duke Alan's own men stand firm against the first charge, and Eduard, baron de L'Isle (with the red and blue plumes on his unicorn crest) is killed by the thrust of a halberd-point along with some of his knights.

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2010, 06:17:33 pm »
On Alan of Beaumont's right wing, Erchengar of Aldcester's wolf-troops advance to hold the line with Picot's blue-and-white billmen on the far right. Hubert's crossbowmen and pavisiers pull back, lest they be too-easily cut down by the opposing horsemen.

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2010, 06:23:15 pm »
Having been repulsed in the first instance, de L'Isle's unicorn knights pull back, to let the knights of Reginald de Fer (red and yellow griffin on black) and Richard of Stratton St Jean (sword impaling blue and yellow quarters) have their chance. [As you might guess from the similar blazons, Richard is a cousin of Berengar de Ville St Jean.]

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Re: A further medieval battle
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2010, 06:25:43 pm »
Malterre's attack on Chrodegang's magenta-clad swordsmen is making little headway...