Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lord Galmoy's Letter to King James II

Your Most Royal Majesty,

I regret to inform you General Mackay bested General Hamilton at the village of Drax. We are currently withdrawing, in good martial order, with all colours intact. Your infantry performed most admirably. The Horse from both wings faced superior numbers and saw off several regiments of Williamite cavalry, but alas have been scattered. No doubt most will return to the column as we march.

We await further orders.

Your Most Loyal General,

Lord Galmoy

(Sorry, Adam, I sent a courier before the last assault on the village. I've seen how these reports go, so I had to get ahead of the news)

Yes, the day turned into a Williamite victory (boo!) and it certainly was no fault of Adam's despite what Galmoy implied! We had a good plan, but some bad luck early on that had us scrambling and pushed on the defensive. Jim and Mark were great opponents and I thourougly enjoyed the entire event. We must have had 500-600 models on the table at one point.


Events at the other table were even more lively, but I don't know the whole story so I'll let Barry tell that tale. All I know is at one point two of the generals from the same side fought a duel (their characters, mind, not the players). There were alliance broken, new republics proposed, profit margins threatened, villas with pools offered, pygmies, alligators...


I enjoyed the hotel as well. Dinner both nights was very good and the evenings spent in the bar swapping wargames stories and just getting to everyone was as much fun as the games.


We left the hotel late in the afternoon and drove through some beautiful country...


We took the ferry to Larne in Ireland, nackerd (see more Scotish lingo), but in time for Bob and I to have a pint of Guinness. Tomorrow we're heading to Londonderry or Derry depending on where you might live.

Might not get the chance to post for a bit, but I'll take lots of pics!

7 comments:

  1. Thank You for the Report from our Colonnial Press Corps! King Billy ruled again it seems. Hope you have fair weather when visiting all those historical sites in Ireland. Enjoy!

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  2. Many thanks Clarence for the updates and the campaign reports on what looked like a great weekend. Enjoy Ireland! The Tower museum in Derry with its models, the walls,Stronge's orchard, St Columb's cathedral- history is everywhere...!
    Hope you can travel via Enniskillen when you head south and that the museum at Aughrim is open... it's the most evocative landscape and battlefield in any event.

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  3. today we managed Enniskillen,Lisnaskea, Crom, Newtonbutler, Athlone and Aughrim before 'resting' like William's army in Mullingar - tomorrow - The Boyne!

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    1. Sounds like you are keeping busy. I am looking at some of the places online. Clarence tells me he is having a wonderful time and you are an excellent tour guide!

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  4. Wow Barry - you sure know how to cover the ground...! Great itinerary. Look forward to pics in due course.

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  5. Harumph! I knew I needed to keep a closer eye on Galmoy during the retreat! I have a "slightly" longer report to our masters written but have been without couriers (internet down) for a couple of days... I will post it on the forum but it could be copied over here if keeping all the reports together is desired.

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  6. I'll make sure it gets over here too, no matter what it says about Galmoy!

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