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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

"Generals at the Battle of Edgehill: King Charles I was the commander of his Royal forces. His Lord General was the Earl of Lindsey at the outset of the battle. A dispute with Prince Rupert caused Lindsey to give up his appointment and fight at the head of his regiment, where he was mortally wounded during the battle. Prince Rupert under his commission as ‘General of the Horse' was entitled to act free from supervision by any other officer.

The Parliamentary forces at Edgehill were commanded by the Earl of Essex…."


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Have anyone wargame this battle?


Timbo W11 Sep 2018 12:58 p.m. PST

On my list but haven't done it yet. Should be entertaining as nearly all units were raw. By the way the map is a bit simplified as the royalists deployed in Swedish brigade formation, which was what lindsey and Rupert were arguing about.

itaphil Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

Yes, several years ago. It was a really fun engagement. The Royalist horse largely had their own way and, unhistorically, rallied to assist the King's foot in driving Essex from the field. I even wrote up a "period piece" account of the battle if anyone is interested in reading it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 11:35 a.m. PST



Timmo uk13 Sep 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

Yes and we got a near historical outcome.

Michael Westman13 Sep 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

GMT Games' boardgame "This Accursed Civil War" has this as one of the battles. They also have a variant Parliamentarian setup based on the book "Edgehill: The Battle Reinterpreted" by Dr Eric Gruber von Arni, Christopher L Scott and Alan Turtonis.

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