Since all my reading and scribbling notes have only gone a little way toward developing a working ECW siege game, I think the time is right to set something up on the tabletop and try some ideas out. This is not really going to be a proper game, I hasten to add - merely an extended test of ideas - but I have a few days to work on it.
It is not a real town - it has a couple of features I borrowed from Chester and Carlisle - it may develop a proper identity later on.
|View of the North Wall, seen from the direction an enemy will approach! The|
medieval walls, as you will see, have no earthworks to protect them (this is the
situation Newcastle was in in 1644 when the Scots arrived).
|View across the Market Cross, inside the Stockgate, with St Thomas' church in|
the distance and the Old Barbican back left. A prosperous town? - I think it will
declare for the King...