Off map to the left of the Confederation army is another marsh heavy wooded area.
The Claudia River (just behind the Royalist front line units, will disorganise Infantry and artillery for 2 movement phases, cavalry 1 movement phase. All other streams disorganise for 1 movement phase.
All woods are considered light and offer a defence value of 1, hedges also have a DV 1.
Farm buildings have a DV of 2.
Hedges will prevent cavalry charges but Cavalry will be able to move across hedges (via gates, gaps etc) to move from one pasture to another.
|The initial Deployment|
The map above shows the leading units of the Confederation Army (6th Brigade) entering the battlefield.
The Royalist 6th Brigade is deployed in a line across the Hipsley - Sluice farms area, their orders are to slow the Confederation advance until General Graham arrives with the remainder of the army. He is about one hours march away
The Confederation Army is off map on the northern (Top) edge of the map.
The Confederation Army largely due to Lord Ashley's order that the cavalry screens and patrols remain close to the main body more or less stumbled on the Royalist forces in the Hipsley farm area, The initial deployment of the leading 6th Brigade was very cramped, it was therefore their task to create space on the battlefield by pushing back the Royalist forces deployed in and around Hipsley farm.
The 1st Part of the AAR will be posted here soon, it is currently being fought.