The battle charge gathers momentum. The mounted Norman knights hold their lances high. The spear was to the infantry what the lance was to the cavalry. Crosspieces or lugs just below the spearhead can be seen on many of the spears, but as the crosspiece was a danger to the horseman, spears with crosspieces were more commonly used by the foot soldier. The purpose of the lug may have been to prevent it penetrating too deeply. The lead knight in this scene might be Baldwin de Meules, brother of Richard de Beinfaite. He brought many knights, who were foremost in the fight and trampled many English with their powerful war horses.