This first encounter in an English Civil War mini campaign for DBA-RRR designed by 'Cromwell' of Fanaticus employs 6 elements a side: 4 cavalry (parliamentarians) or Knights (Royalist), one dragoons and one shot.
Linear obstacles were included using the DBACW rules (Keep it Simple Rules) for this terrain type (slightly adapted to reflect troop types in DBA-RRR).
- Stone walls: Foot, Gun/Cannons and mounted are classed as being 'in cover' when defending a stone wall (shooters firing into cover get -1 to distance shooting. Defenders get a +1 close combat modifier when in close combat). They are classed as bad going and only foot (excluding cannon/guns) can cross stone walls and they must have sufficient movement for the entirety of the base to clear the wall in that turn (ie. cannot be left straddling the wall). Groups can only cross in one element wide columns. I play it that it must always be clear which side of the wall a unit is on - so you cannot have an element of a group straddling the fence. They are impassible terrain when it comes to outcome moves for mounted and cannons/guns. Impetuous mounted do not advance across the wall if their opponent is destroyed/recoiled/flees.
- Hedges are counted as 'minor linear obstacles' - they count as bad going and have the same effect on movement as stone walls. Hedges provide no modifiers to distance shooting or close combat.
- Linear obstacles block line of sight except where the shooting element has its firing edge, and/or the target has the edge being shot at, hard up against the wall/hedge.
This adaption may have some 'bugs' still - but I/we just apply common sense to solving problems.
Beyond the initial campaign 'rules' I imposed some set-up and movement conditions in the first bound. I decided the parliamentarians should deploy on the bridge over the River Teme advancing in a column along the road (excepting the element of shot - mostly because there was not room). The Royalists deployed in the open fields (Wick field) out of direct sight of the exhausted Parliamentarian column.
|Rupert's cavaliers charge down the lane as the parliamentarian dragoons fall back in a hail of musketry.|
|Fiennes orders in a third troop of cavalry to support his hard pressed left flank.|
|The impetuous advance of Rupert's cavaliers pushes the parliamentarian horse back into the river Teme but Fiennes leads a decisive counter charge surrounding and decimating the Royalist left flank.|