As we get closer to the really big battle of Towton our attentions now turn to the small battle prior to Britain's bloodiest battle, the Battle of Ferrybridge. For a full description of this battle , the orders of battle and our special rules for this game head HERE
In our particular game Mark F and Alastair would command the defending Lancastrian troops whilst myself, Mark K and John would lead the Yorkist attack. John elected to lead the Yorkist cavalry and infantry under Falconberg. The reason why I mention this is that John has history in leading cavalry - he thinks nothing of charging them at anything that moves. We could expect to see some carnage in some form during the evening.
With the set up explained and a quick check on the order cards in the deck the game started. We elected to play with no maneuver phase.
Almost immediately the Yorkist infantry accompanying Falconberg turned up on mass whilst the Lancastrian reserves were no where to be seen.
Warwick and Edward surveyed the ground and decided a full assault using the men at arms available would be the best route forward.