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Whirlwind17 Jul 2018 1:47 a.m. PST

Please see link for a refight of the Battle of Northampton from the Wars of the Roses, using Baccus 6mm figures and the DBA rules.

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MajorB17 Jul 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

You should take a look here:

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There has been substantial new research and the revised view is that the armies faced east-west rather than north-south.

Whirlwind17 Jul 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

Thanks MajorB, I will have a look. I am very happy to play these old scenarios "as written" but I am always on the look-out for better interpretations.

Trebian19 Jul 2018 1:32 a.m. PST

@Major B – Thanks for the link.

@Whirlwind – What is frustrating for those of us trying to preserve the battlefield is the persistence of the incorrect Victorian interpretation. Without getting too boring the old interpretation – the one you have re-fought – lies under a railway yard and industrial estate & has gone. The new interpretation places the battlefield on Delapre Park between the Abbey and the Eleanor Cross (like it says in the actual sources!). This area is a registered battlefield. That doesn't stop people wanting to build on it, so we are understandably get a bit jumpy whenever the old version gets trotted out. Apart from the game, there's a really good book on the battle by Mike Ingram.

Besides, who really deploys their army with a river immediately at their back?

NB There's more on the Battlefield Society protecting the battlefield here: https://northantsbattles.com

Whirlwind19 Jul 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

Trebian,

Many thanks for that. I'll get the book and have a look.

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