|Battlefield at 1:30pm|
The Parliamentary (Confederation) force started the battle with 6300 men, they finished the day with 3659 men, allowing for wounded that return and men missing in 3 weeks time the army will be back to a full strength of 4502, thus leaving a battle loss of 1798 men.
The Royalist force started the battle with 5,600 men, they finished the day with 3046 men, allowing for the returns of wounded etc in 3 weeks time the Royalist army will be back to full strength of 3853 thus leaving a battle loss of 1747 men.
In strategic terms this battle was a non event, it was not meant to happen and as with so many battles it occurred because a road junction offered security against flank attacks, and options for advances in future times for both armies.
In fighting this battle the difference in regular forces against Militia became apparent and I would say with some confidence that if the Parliamentary regular Brigade had been a militia one, they would have lost the battle.
Now eyes will turn to see who can take best advantage of recent events.