Both armies deployed among the range of broken hills which the pro-English attacker had chosen to fight in. The principal corps of both armies deployed opposite one another, the pro-English choosing to invest the steep hill in the centre with their Ax(S).
|8||Irr||Kn||(O)||Gascon Men at Arms||80|
|16||EE's:||13,5||Dem Lvl :||4,5||130|
|2||Irr||Kn||(O)||Gascon Men at Arms||20|
|35||EE's:||33,0||Dem Lvl :||11,0||170|
|1||Reg||Kn||(I)||G||Free Company Ally General||20|
|15||EE's:||14,0||Dem Lvl :||5,0||100|
|Total :||60,5||Army Dem Lvl :||30,5||400|
The pro-English Gascon knights were deployed in a mass on the left flank. This as good as excluded from the battle, although, paradoxically, they played a decisive role at the end. The pro-French also put their knights to the rear. The pro-French acquired a substantial deployment by negating the Bw(S) on the pro-English right flank with a surprise line of dismounted Bd(S).
|15||EE's:||14,0||Dem Lvl :||5,0||128|
|3||Irr||Ps||(O)||French & Spanish XB||6|
|24||EE's:||22,0||Dem Lvl :||7,5||114|
|4||Irr||Ps||(O)||French & Spanish XB||8|
|13||EE's:||11,0||Dem Lvl :||4,0||116|
|Total :||47,0||Army Dem Lvl :||23,5||358|
The battle was quickly and heatedly engaged in the centre, with archers taking a heavy toll on the Ax(X) of both sides.
The pro-French archers had a hard time fighting off the Navarrese Ax(S) streaming down from the hill, especially as PIPs had to be wasted in the centre to hold up the knights there and prevent them suicidially charging English archers.
The pro-English right was broken as its general went down under the onslaught of the French lords, and the battle was now in the balance. After an two hours of heated combat (6 turns) the Gascons hit home, breaking the pro-French centre command. On the very same turn, French knights killed 2 English Bw(S), breaking the English centre in turn ! Both armies were demoralised, and after this blunt and brutal combat, broke off the engagement : a 5-5 draw.