To get prepared for next weekends game I wanted to make sure that I had an idea of how it should all fit together on the battlefield so I laid out my table and put all the forces out.
My table at home is only 5ft x 6ft so my game at Danecon shall be a little more elongated with space behind each of the armies and with the English camp set further back.
This view is of the three French battles arrayed in waves, I wanted it to feel quite claustrophobic for the French so they are deployed narrow and deeply with the men at arms pointed at their opposite English numbers/
Here is the English line with a thin row of men at arms in the centre with bowmen deployed on each flank. I've also deployed some bowmen behind the men at arms, for a couple of reasons, if I made the battlefield wider I think it would lose some of the feel, and they can represent the bowmen who closely supported the men at arms in the melee.
This is the first French battle, two divisions of men at arms thirsting for victory and glory.
The second French battle of men at arms supported by crossbowmen and pavisers.
The third French battle, mounted men at arms with some spear armed levy bringing up the rear.
The English right, made up of bowmen deployed behind stakes.
A view along the English line, a thin line of men at arms in the centre with longbow deployed on each flank.
Henry V mounted on a small white horse enthuses the array with some rousing words on the theme of the St. Crispin and St. Crispian
View along the lead French battle with the Oriflamme in the van.
View along the second French battle with men at arms supported by crossbowmen.
The third French battle, mounted men at arms to thrash the English to bloody ruin.