|Judging by his top you couldn't tell Gerry was Ginkel!! The start of Part 3.|
Well actually, Bob had to work late so there were only three of us for the first two and a half hours. Poor Gerry had to manage the entire Williamite Army whilst Dave and I dealt with our own little parts of the Jacobite force.
|OK Hilton, deal with this! Langston's and Wolseley's move on up!|
|The Williamites prepare to try again on the southern flank|
Gerry had to hit us hard and so began Part three, best described as 'clinging to the lifebelt' for the Jacobites.
The attacks started immediately and were in reality a continuation from the end of Part two. Without masses of organized and well positioned Foot the only option open to Ginkel on the northern flank was to send in the Horse and hope that the Jacobites were fragile enough to break before the wave.
|Langston's ride, Bagnall's run exposing Gormanston's. St Ruhe watches|
|Unstoppable! Langston's crash into Gormanston's sweeping them away|
|St Ruhe in danger! Langston's cut their way through to the General|
|Sacrificial charge - Kilmallock's spoil Wolseley's attack|
|Go for broke - They Dutch Horse force the centre|
|Bellew's bolt! On come the Dutch!|
|Now the Dutch will feel the heat of the guns!|
|Sarsfield leads forward the counter stroke across the morass|
|Sarsfield flees the field - A moment of infamy!|
|The King's Life Guard smash Prinds George's Danes|
|Danish Horse try in vain to break the line late in the battle|
|Lord Creagh's Regiment sacrifices itself for victory!|
We all looked at each other. It was 8.30pm. We'd fought another 6 hours. Over 19 hours in total. Was it over? Yes it was. Ginkel's army was shattered. What was left had enough cavalry to cover a retreat to Athlone. The Jacobites had no Horse left to pursue. Their infantry line was solid, 13 battalions defiantly holding Kilcommodan Hill. Attibrassil was secure. Aughrim and the castle were still garrisoned. The Williamites had 6 scattered battalions in good order from the 28 who had begin the battle.
|The end of the battle viewed from the south|
|View from the north. Kirke's attack has failed.|