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.