The Monday Night Group is still not completely comfortable about meeting indoors, so one of our members, Richard, set up a game using Skype.
He's been fiddling about with a set of Wars of the Roses rules for a while. He did Nibley Green a while a go, a game I missed, so I was keen to find out what he was up to. The rules are based around units being in battles, but made up of successive lines. In our game typically the front line was archers, then men at arms/retainers then some form of levy. Each line has different fighting characteristics, and there are good, clear rules for passage of lines, so you can cycle through your battle lines, retiring troops so they can refresh themselves a bit. This creates lulls in the fighting, which is probably correct.
For this evening's entertainment he chose Edward IV's first solo victory, Mortimer's Cross, about which we really know very little, except for the triple sun omen in the sky.
Each battle had a record sheet, which looked like this: