The flooding of the trenches due to the Dutch maneuver in the dams, put the Spanish soldiers in a very delicate situation. Their clothes and coats, the cloaks and gunpowder of the muskets were soaked.
The troop improvised as it could outerwear with the blankets that still remained dry and wrapped their frozen feet in rags and strips of cloth.
In this way they managed to resist repeated attacks by the Dutch soldiers and finally get the victory after the freezing of the river in the early hours of December 8.
After the battle, Admiral Holak declared that it was clear that God must be Spanish.
Apart from the fact that we face 5,000 Spanish arquebusiers, 5,000 Spanish pikemen, 5,000 Spanish horsemen and ultimately 5,000 devils.