After a week or two on other projects we were back to Richard's on-going series of Wars of the Roses battles. This time we had the climactic conclusion to the 1471 campaigns, with the destruction of the Lancastrians at Tewkesbury, hard on the heels of Warwick's defeat at Barnet.
There's a lot of contemporary or near contemporary description of Tewkesbury, but that doesn't make it easy to nail down. In terms of secondary accounts I like Richard Brooks (when have I ever not?), who places the battle lines slightly further north than most. Haigh is okay, the Osprey is nicely illustrated, and Bicheno's "Blood Royal" has an interesting take. I don't have the "Battleground" book, written by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society bloke, so that's an omission on my part.
It's a shade difficult to tie in all the details, and having the battlefield mostly under a housing estate isn't helpful.
For this game Phil, Will, and I were the Yorkists, and Jon, Ian and Steve the Lancastrians.
My plan, as Edward IV, was to pull the battle over to the right to get a 2:1 with Will (Hastings) on Jon (Devon) whilst Phil (Gloucester) held the left. We'd then roll them up from that side whilst Steve was isolated.
Another enjoyable e-vening game.