The man inches from her fired into the melee, along with the laser guns of several more.
He caught a glimpse of Rissa through the melee and wrestled the horse for control.
At first he speaks with complacence of a melee, and reports that he and his men "agreed to charge" the enemy.
The second line of the French came on, only to be engulfed in the melee; its leaders, like those of the first line, were killed or taken, and the commanders of the third sought and found their death in the battle, while their men rode off to safety.
After a desperate melee of some minutes, the rally was sounded, and the survivors of the charge, breaking their way a second time through the French infantry, eventually reached the shelter of their own lines, having lost rather more than half their numbers, but having saved the situation momentarily for their own army.