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EARLY ENGLISH CIVIL WAR ROYALIST

Historical Overview

The first pitched battle of the war, fought at Edgehill on 23 October 1642, proved inconclusive, and both the Royalists and Parliamentarians claimed it as a victory. The second field action of the war, the stand-off at Turnham Green, saw Charles forced to withdraw to Oxford. This city would serve as his base for the remainder of the war.

In 1643 the Royalist forces won at Adwalton Moor, and gained control of most of Yorkshire. In the Midlands, a Parliamentary force under Sir John Gell besieged and captured the cathedral city of Lichfield, after the death of the original commander, Lord Brooke. This group subsequently joined forces with Sir John Brereton to fight the inconclusive Battle of Hopton Heath (19 March 1643), where the Royalist commander, the Earl of Northampton, was killed. Subsequent battles in the west of England at Lansdowne and at Roundway Down (with the Cornish Pike!) also went to the Royalists. Prince Rupert could then take Bristol. In the same year, Oliver Cromwell formed his troop of "Ironsides", a disciplined unit that demonstrated his military leadership ability. With their assistance, he won a victory at the Battle of Gainsborough in July.

At this stage, from 7 to 9 August 1643, there were some popular demonstrations in London—both pro and against war. They were protesting at Westminster. A peace demonstration by London women, which turned violent, was suppressed by William Waller's regiment of horse. Some women were beaten and even killed, and many arrested.

Following these events of August, the representative of Venice in England reported to the doge that the London government took considerable measures to stifle dissent.

In general, the early part of the war went well for the Royalists. The turning point came in the late summer and early autumn of 1643, when the Earl of Essex's army forced the king to raise the siege of Gloucester and then brushed the Royalist army aside at the First Battle of Newbury (20 September 1643) in order to return triumphantly to London

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800AP used in 2016 Oxford:
1 Artillery Artillery Average Med Art 2
2 Cornish Foot Regt MF Unarmoured Superior Musket'* 4
2 Dt Foot Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
3 Cornish Foot Regt MF Unarmoured Superior Musket'* 4
3 Dt Foot Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
4 Cornish Foot Regt MF Unarmoured Superior Musket'* 4
4 Dt Foot Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
5 Cornish Foot Regt MF Unarmoured Superior Musket'* 4
5 Dt Foot Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
6 Cornish Foot Regt MF Unarmoured Superior Musket'* 4
6 Dt Foot Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
7 cavaliers Cavalier Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
8 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Poor Musket 2 Cmd Shot
9 Cavaliers Cavalier Armoured Average Pistol Pistol 4
10 Cornish Foot Regt MF Unarmoured Superior Musket'* 4
10 Dt Foot Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
11 Cornish Foot Regt MF Unarmoured Superior Musket'* 4
11 Dt Foot Unarmoured Superior Pike Pike 2
12 Commanded Shot MF Unarmoured Poor Musket 2 Cmd Shot
13 Veteran cavaliers Cavalier Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
4 x TCs

800AP Raiding Force list used by Don McHugh at Central London Southern League 2013
  • 1 Horse Cavalier Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 2 Horse Cavalier Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 3 Horse Cavalier Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 4 Horse Cavalier Armoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 5 Commanded out shot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 6
  • 6 Commanded out shot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 6
  • 7 Commanded out shot MF Unarmoured Average Musket 6
  • 8 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 9 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 10 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 11 Dragoons Dragoon Unarmoured Average Musket 3
  • 12 Horse Cavalier Unarmoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4
  • 13 Horse Cavalier Unarmoured Superior Pistol Pistol 4


500AP 25mm Competition army
  • Troop x 1 + 1 x Field Commander
  • 1 Dragoons Dr Unarmoured Average Musket - - - 3
  • 2 Dragoons Dr Unarmoured Average Musket - - - 3
  • 3 Dragoons Dr Unarmoured Average Musket - - - 3
  • 4 Dragoons Dr Unarmoured Average Musket - - - 3
  • 5 Horse Cvls Unarmoured Superior - Pistol Pistol - 4
  • 6 Horse Cvls Unarmoured Superior - Pistol Pistol - 4
  • 7 Horse Cvls Unarmoured Average - Pistol Pistol - 4
  • 8 Horse Cvls Unarmoured Superior - Pistol Pistol - 4
  • 9 Horse Cvls Unarmoured Average - Pistol Pistol - 4

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