Battle of Orewin
bridge - 11th December 1282
Llyewelyn ap Gruffydd, the last Prince of Wales, for five years
fought against Edward I to keep Wales independent, and in 1282 scored two
victories at the battles of Llandeilo Fawr and Moel-y-Don. This just delayed
but not stopped Edward I, that could still count on several supporters in the
On 11th december 1282 Llyewelyn army
met again his enemies near the village of Cilmeri. Llyewelyn set up his army
on high ground to contest the crossing of the Irfon stream at Orewin bridge.
Perhaps confident of the strong defensive position, Llyewelyn was surprised by
the english army crossing the Irfon by a ford. In the ensuing battle,
Llyewelyn was killed and the Wales independency finished.
This battle can be replayed in several scales, and the
dimension of the armies let use DBMM100.
These are the army lists:
CiC IKnO, 24 IPkF, 2 IBwO, 6 IPsI, 2 IBgF
CiC IKnO, 2 IKnO, 2 ICvO, 14 IBwO
The battlefield should be a square of 75cm. The stream is
difficult going for both mounted and foot. The welsh deploy first with the whole
army on the gentle hill and move second.