Richard's Burgundians had 3 mounted Men at Arms and his pike/longbow blocks. These things were some of the most fierce-some combinations that I have ever come across on the wargames table. I couldn't charge them with my cavalry ( because of the pike) and my infantry couldn't outshoot them because of the longbow! They needed to be treated with respect!
|My Janissaries- facing the enemy in the distance. They were the right centre of my line.|
In the end I was outmanoeuvred, out fought, outshot....and ..well .out everythinged. Doesn't matter!! I demanded satisfaction in a rematch. Should happen soon.
|My left- my Akinjis and my Sipahis.|
|Richard's Men at Arms....the battering rams of the later middle ages.|
|The formidable pike/longbow combination|
|My bombard in the center of my line.|
|The same photo again so I can gloat......it's the ONLY thing I could gloat about by the end of the game!|
|My Sipahis prepare for a charge....they didn't make it!|
|Top left corner- the most bizarre situation.....an unedifying spectacle....my light cavalry were being chased by pike blocks....and got caught...go figure. I think I'll need to reread the rules.|
|The pikes closing in on my Akinjis! And I couldn't get away.|
|My Janissaries get stuck in.|
|The table: my troops are spread out in a giant crescent.....and about to be forced back real fast!|
|The army after it's defeat........back on it's tray and about to be locked away.|