I've been a fan of Stuart Reid's books for years; well researched, concisely written and for gamers his books are great resources for scenarios, uniforms and loads of fun. All the King's Armies is no exception. In fact, in reading the superb descriptions of ECW skirmishes and battles it suddenly dawned on me after reading 144 pages of the 321: I'm going to need a whole bunch more hedges on the tabletop. In fact, I'm starting to think that the number one piece of influential terrain during many if not most of these battles is the hedge. Here is a small sample after doing a word search on my Nook for hedges:
. . . while the Royalist front line was in the distant hedgerow. p. 8
. . . battle began as a firefight along the line of hedge and ditch separating the Marquis of Newcastle's Royalists . . . p. 24
The hedges lining the lane were consequently stuffed full of Royalist dragoons . . . p. 35
Washington and Grey were to be employed in clearing the hedges to their immediate front . . . p. 38
. . . 200 from Ballard's own regiment - to line the hedges on the left . . . p. 43
And on and on and on. The above is only a small sample and I have checked some other references. I'm going to need some more hedges.
In the background are the 3 hedges I own from Games Workshop
Time to build or buy hedges before I finish and deploy my troops on the tabletop.