A couple of games from the last couple of months......
Ross was aware that I had finished my Vikings. As he has Byzantines, Normans and Muslim forces that are all from the same period- I took my army off to his place and found an army waiting for them!
What did I find? A Hamdanid Arab force - awaiting my plundering and rampaging Vikings.
Both from the same time period - mid 10th Century....but very different in composition!
|My Vikings. Anchoring my left flank on some low hills.|
|The center of the Arab line. Just about every unit in this army had bow. The infantry, the cavalry, the donkeys, the dogs, the camp followers, the pet rocks....everyone had a damned bow.|
|The heavily weighted Arab left flank.|
|The Arab right flank. A couple of cavalry units and next to them the some Ghazi style bedouin warband|
|My forces- the triple(!!) line in the middle was berserkers in front , then my Huscarls and then hird.|
|My Berserkers just go.....they don't wait, they don't ask where, they don't ask how many, they don't even look....they just go.|
|I refused my right flank..and my center just went hell for leather to punch a hole in his army.|
|Huscarls hitting his Dailami light infantry...there wasn't much of them left after my axes finished with them.|
|Arab cavalry attacking my left flank.|
|The last of the three unit of Berserkers hitting his Bedouin....he had been outshooting me all day.|
|The Viking line getting close...and each step of the way we were being hit by a hail of arrows.|
|Huscarls holding back the cavalry.|
|Hird being hammered with javelin|
|My right...watching all of his bow armed cavalry..shooting at me. I didn't really have an effective response- i had a couple of skirmishers and a bow unit..but we were totally out-shot.|
|When the boys did get in to contact they caused fearful casualties!!|
In the end, the Arabs took the day!! A good game with the final casualty list showing a definitive Arab win.....until next time.
On the upside my Republican Romans had a big win against the Macedonians!
Ross, Spyros and I went to a club meet here in Sydney- Company of Dice. Great bunch and very welcoming!
Sypros and I were the Romans, Ross the Macedonians. It was such a good game that I forgot to take pics- but the Macedonians stripped my right flank but in the centre the Legionaries beat up the phalanx and won the game!
|Phalanx versus Legion.|
|The Roman left- the combination of velites, cavalry and elephants caused the Macedonians problems.....well they had a similar combination...but teh Romans had better die rolls in combat and morale!|
|Rolling up the phalanx!|
|The legions hitting the phalanx...the battle was decided here- at top of the picture a unit of princeps swinging into the flank of the phalanx....it got nasty!|
|The Roman right- it was totally swamped by the Macedonians and only a Unit of Hastati and some Velites were left..holding on just long enough for the legions in the centre to do their job.|