A secondary source - an article by Capt Cyril Falls. Alas, the article is 50 years old and I can't find the primary sources.nikgaukroger wrote:More detail in there than I recall offhand for the battle (a while since I looked closely at it) - which source does it come from?shadowdragon wrote: For the Rocroi example,
After defeating the French cavalry opposite him, Isembourg, commanding the Spanish right wing cavalry, captures the French artillery. The Spanish then turn these guns on the French infantry centre, which combined with the Spanish artillery, causes some problems for the French infantry. L'Hopital commanding the French infantry centre, re-captures some guns only to lose them again to some Italian infantry in the Spanish army. The guns are recaptured again when the Duc d'Enghien (Conde) rides around the Spanish army to attack them in the rear. With the guns back in their possession the Duc d'Enghien uses them to bombard the old Spanish tercios.
In game terms I would take the action to be:
1) The Spanish cavalry capture the French guns
2) An Italian (?) tercio is brought up to crew the guns and turn them on the French infantry
3) The French infantry attack the Italian infantry in a struggle for the guns
4) Enghien's cavalry attack the rear of the Italians and defeat them.
5) The French re-capture the guns to use against the Spanish tercois
That could be consistent with the very brief account on this web page, which I include because it does provide a bibliography: