An overview of the Battlefield. The Parliamentarians/Covenanter's deployed on Marston Hill and on the slope just in-front of the hill whilst the Royalists deployed on the moor.
The land was divided between arable farmland planted with mostly rye on the slope and the moorland that was mainly made up of gorse.
A hedgerow and a ditch behind divided the farmland from the moorland. This ditch has caused some debate amongst historians. It seems that the Royalists only put a handful of musketeers to defend the ditch. It is possible that they actually tore down the hedge before the battle as they preferred to have the ditch as an obstacle and the hedgerow screened the enemies movement. Not shown in these screenshots is a rabbit warren that was located on the Royalist right flank (I swear on every battlefield there are hedgerows and rabbit warrens galore).
The Parliamentarian/Covenanter centre looking towards the moor.
'Cromwell's Plump'. It is alleged that the allied commanders met here before the battle. Oliver Cromwell at this point was in command of the cavalry of Parliaments Eastern Association, one of three armies the Allies had that day. The Eastern Association was led by the Earl of Manchester, the Northern Association by Lord Fairfax, father of Sir Thomas Fairfax who led the right wing of horse, and the Army of the Solemn League and Covenant commanded by the Earl of Leven. The Royalists had the Army of Prince Rupert and the Northern Army of the The Marquess of Newcastle. It should be mentioned that the battle did not start till late afternoon/early evening (Rupert had gone off to get supper whilst Newcastle had retired to his coach for a smoke). It was very cloudy with a thunderstorm raging not far away.
An animal enclosure where it is reported that Newcastle's men, most notably his own Regiment (or so it is believed), made their last stand for almost an hour till 'when all their ammunition was spent, having refused quarter, every man fell in the same order and rank wherein he had fought.'
From the animal enclosure looking towards the Parliamentarian/Covenanter position.