General Loring was ordered to hold the river crossing at Newmarket. General Gillingham was once again advancing to try to drive back the Shiak army. There was a truce in the works, but both sides were delaying to see the results of the coming battle. A Shiak victory would mean a sizable land acquisition; a defeat would lead to more fighting. General Loring was told to hold the line at the river, but not to cross the Newmarket River. Loring deployed 4 infantry units to cover the bridge and ford. He had a light infantry unit and cavalry unit on the way to reinforce him.
General Gillingham the night before had sent two infantry and a cavalry unit across the river. He would attack the crossing with two infantry and an artillery unit to pin down the Shiak forces.
|The initial troop deployments. The Brookshire army is on the top and left side of the picture; on the bottom right can be seen the Shiak reinforcements. They cannot move or fire until the seventh turn.|
|The armies engage. The Shiak force one unit back and cause 50% losses to another unit.|
|While the Shiak army is engaged, the large Brookshire flanking force emerge from the woods.|
|The Shiak army turns to face the new threat. A Brookshire unit tries to cross the bridge,but is thrown back.|
|Between the artillery fire to their rear and the cavalry attack on their front, one Shiak unit is destroyed. Meanwhile, a Brookshire unit fords the river behind the Shiak army.|
|The Shiak army does manage to wipe out two infantry units.|
|The Brookshire cavalry hits a Shiak unit in the flank, but losses 2/3 losses themselves.|
|The Brookshire army clears the riverbank of all Shiak units. However it is turn seven and the Shiak reinforcements can now move. The Brookshire cavalry charges towards the advancing Shiak troops.|
|The Shiak cavalry charges forward towards the Brookshire cavalry. The infantry, being light infantry, quickly moves down the road.|
|The Shiak cavalry rides over the weakened Brookshire cavalry. The light infantry moves to engage the Brookshire infantry.|