Dismounted Noble Warriors giving it to the French

Dismounted Noble Warriors giving it to the French

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

VBCW - The Battle of Haughmond Abbey (Part 1)

Well here goes. The battle of Haughmond Abbey, just outside Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The battlefield -
With Haughmond hill dominating the left side of the battlefield and the Abbey on the opposite side of the road, the small village of Uffington and various woods and farm buildings, tactics had be spot on.

Scenario -

With the expected arrival of Moseley and the BUF at Shrewsbury, the Anglican League and Socialist Movement sent forces to see if they could capture or kill fascist leader. Hearing this news the Royalist G.P.O. Militia set out to see if they could help Moseley and arrived the day before and set up camp at the abbey.
The Anglicans arrive late in the day, seeing the Royalist camp they turn off the main road and camp at the bottom of Haughmond Hill.

The Battle -

With the arrival of the BUF from the west and the appearance of Socialist forces from the North the first shots are fired at the Anglicans from the G.P.O mortars, as the infantry try to aid their BUF allies and also face the socialists.
 The BUF try to meet the Anglican infantry but are driven from the woods and forced to retreat back to their defensive lines
The Socialists are next to make their move, using large numbers of infantry and heavy armour they advance towards the Royalists, with their flame thrower tankette quickly knocking out the Royalist transport and a mortar section.
With the expected arrival of other forces including the WI the battle will continue next week, with the Socialists having the upper hand but anything can happen.

To be continued next club night.

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