Both sides deployed in a fairly classic manner with cavalry on one flank and infantry in the centre. Montrose had one more unit with his highlanders, so was able to slightly extend the flank.
|The Irish brigade|
|Highlanders and Gordon foot|
|The long view|
|A mere trifle|
|Things look bad for Montrose|
|Irish brigade flanks at risk|
In the centre the Montrose forces advanced with the Irish brigade and highlanders to the fore. The veteran Irish met with considerable success routing two units of Leven's infantry and blasting a hole in the centre. The cavalry rallied sufficient units to stabilise the flank of the Irish.
|Irish brigade attack|
|Irish flank the centre|
The Highlanders proved slightly less effective against Leven's foot but still managed to make progress and press back two of the three units
|The Highlanders charge|
The game ended with half the Covenanter forces routed from the field and a resounding victory for Montrose.
A couple of rules tweaks are planned as artillery proved rather too ineffective if they only cause a morale test when a casualty is caused vs a hit.