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smacdowall Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member14 May 2017 3:13 a.m. PST

This is a fascinating battle with French and English on one side, Spanish, British royalists in exile and French rebels on the other.

I have been gradually building the armies to re-fight the battle in 28mm over the past couple of years. Now they have finally seen action


A full battle report with pics can be found at link

It made for a great game as fortunes swung back and forth right to the end.

The rules used were Close Fire and European Order (17th century version). They are available as a free download from my website at link

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

Wonderful looking game. I really like how you presented the gently rolling dunes. A fascinating period. Thanks for posting.

Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 5:16 a.m. PST


Nice report and good looking armies.
Is that Conde's regiment in the upper right hand corner?


Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 7:45 a.m. PST

Very good looking and interesting game. As has been mentioned your terrain setup is particularly evocative. Nicely done.

smacdowall Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member14 May 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

@ timurilank. No it is not Condé's as they were on the opposing side on the Spanish far right out of the photo. The regiment you mention is Rambures (later Béarn).

You can just barely make out Condé's beside the blue and striped flag unit (Persan) in the upper left of this photo


And below is the great man himself from an earlier post.

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

great work!

Phil the french14 May 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Spectacular pictures, what a wonderful battle!

smacdowall Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member16 May 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

Thank you everyone for the kind words

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