Abergavenny is located just over the Welsh border in the County of Monmouthshire and is known as "The Gateway to Wales". This location was chosen for a fictional battle where following the Royalist defeat in Devon, they attempted to retreat into Wales with the goal of mustering Welsh recruits. Unfortunately for the King's men, their path was blocked by a Parliamentarian force at the little market town of Abergavenny.
To the left and the right of Abergaveny,
stood the Blorenge and Deri Mountains.
St Mary's Church sits in the heart of the town.
The town is surrounded by prime farming land.
Parliamentarian dragoons observed the approach
of the King's men and sounded the alarm.
A strong Parliamentarian cavalry tercero was situated on
the lower slope of the Deri on the far left.
Another cavalry regiment occupied the main road
passing through the town.
A strong defense position was set-up in the
town as the Royalist Army approached.
Hungerford and Hazelreg's cavalry regiments
surge forward at the sight of the enemy.
Parliamentarian cannon begin their bombardment,
in an attempt to slow the advance.
Waller commands from the centre.
Royalist cavalry on their left,
drive hard towards town.
Parliamentarian dragoons do an excellent job
of peppering the oncoming infantry.
The Parliamentarian infantry in the centre
successfully repulse all of the Royalist attacks.
While a single Royalist cavalry regiment was able to enter the town,
they were isolated and unable to secure a foothold.
Although it was not a decisive victory for the Parliamentarians, they were able to prevent the Royalist Army taking the town and subsequently pushing into the rest of Wales unchecked.