A small Spanish and Walloon force had become stranded in the G'Ertondaboot. They had been escorting some much needed cannons to the siege of Haag when they stopped over night. They awoke to find that Pedro and Jorge, that overgrown results of Giselle's experiments, had gotten hungry during the night and eaten the draft oxen. The resultant deal had meant that the entire expedition were trapped with the forces of Sir Thomas Cocksure closing in.
While form the North came another unit of Rebel shot, a small unit of english Musketeers, A unit of pike and the stoic Rabbi Costinov accompanied by his loyal Golem.
In the mean time Sir Thomas had advanced round the the edge of the village and intimidated the Walloons with he rugged good looks.
Captain Timothy, Having led the two units across the ford further down stream sneaked around the corner only to be faced with Pedro and Jorge as well as the Spanish Arquebsuiers.
Distracted by the charging Reiters the other unit of Spanish Arqubusiers were charged by the Rebel pike. Hurts moved in to support and a gruesome tussle ensued.
Fearing no man Sir Thomas charged the massed ranks of Walloons in an attempt to force them to flee (he may have been drinking heavily beforehand). His gamble seemed to be working as musket shots whizzed and buzzed around him but seemed to be unable to bring him down!
But Finally a shot found his mark, and in as Shakespeareian way as possible, Cocksure fell to the ground mortally wounded. It is said Queen Elizabeth cried for a fortnight when the news reached her!
The English Veterans followed the lead the Sir Thomas had taken, and even Sir Jack had found his way towards the enemy.
Sgt Chorizo, in desperation turned the Walloons round to deal with the force from the North who had defeated Pedro, Jorge and the Arquebusiers..
Only to be charged in the rear by the English Veterans. It was all over. Giselle and Hurtz escaped across the boggy land to the east and the remaining spaniards were put in irons.
A great game of Donnybrook with Erny and Snicket. We used the full set of cards including the events (they have quite and effect including the appearance of the unit of reserves which sent me scrabbling through the dead piles for enough figures!) and the turnover. This gives a great unpredictability to the turns and the reload means that you are never quiet suer when you are going to get shot at again. The free reload that comes with the Sergeant was pretty handy and despite them on being D6 the big unit of Walloon musketeers were pretty dominant for most of the game. We used Giselle as if she was armed with a musket so she essentially sniped for most of the game and never got round to using her Witch abilities. We counted Pedro and Jorge as D8 unit with 3 dice each in attack as well as having 3 wounds. The golem was essentially the Rabbi's weapon and had 3 dice in attack 4 wounds and a save. I'm really loving this ruleset and must get more figures painted. Hopefully before christmas. Cheers!