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Roundway Down Battle Plan

(Left) Troopers get in amongst fleeing infantry as a barricaded strongpoint falls. Roundway Down, SK.

(Above) Parliamentarian cavalry charging past Royalist infantry: the commander of Waller's Horse with, background, pikemen of Sir Nicholas Slanning's, Sir Gilbert Hoghton's and the Marquis of Newcastle's Foot. Weston Super Mare, SK.

(Left) Troopers get in amongst fleeing infantry as a barricaded strongpoint falls. Roundway Down, SK.

Marquis Newcastle Regiment

(Above) If infantry held their ground, forming a "stand" of pike, the cavalry could do little to break them. Note the fluted, antique-style lance for the troop standard - an authentic touch. Waller's Horse at Edgehill, SK.

(Right) A veteran of Waller's Horse adjusts his bridle-gauntlet. By 1648 a majority of troopers in the elite Roundhead cavalry regiments had served together for six years; the quality of these units is understandable. Second Newbury, SK.

Picture Rupert Newbury

Under a dramatic sky full of racing clouds, Royalist musketeers supported by Prince Rupert's Lifeguard of Horse engage Parliamentarian pike of Ballard's, Carr's, and the Tower Hamlets Trained Bands. Weston Super Mare, SK.

(Right) A final volley of shot from Sir Marmaduke Rawdon's Royalist musketeers as the infantry lines come together. Weston Super Mare, SK.

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