Sunday, 21 December 2014

My Second Game Using Early Armenians

A very hard fought DBM game v Polybian Romans

Richard invaded and opted to place three Half FE TF consisting of  two woods and an entirely steep hill after I had placed a 1.5 FE and 2 x 1 FE H[S]+RGo. For clarity we used the DBM rules not DBMM.

Richard deployed on a very narrow frontage in depth whilst I covered the table width. My internal ally general was unreliable and remained so for the entire game until I managed to break the Romans Aitolian ally command. Heres a selection of pictures taken throughout the game. Whilst the internal ally general will find his head on a pike once I get home the ex-Seleucid Phalangites and Imitation Legionaries performed wonders for the whole game holding the centre and slowing pushing in the Roman centre. The game would have been much different had the ally been reliable and in retrospect I should have deployed the internal ally on the right flank instead of the left as it would have been on the hill and reduced the combat handicap I had throughout the game numbers wise.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Khurosanians v Arab Indian Practice Game held on 19th October 2014

Another New Army Idea.

Not got many details here but I lent the Arab Indians out to Bob so we could get a good feel of the new armies. I do know I lost!


New Army Tried Today

Trying out some new ideas

After Caesaromagus last weekend I decided to try out a new army. John Davis from the club brought up his Kushans. This is a totally new build and I have never used this army before - Early Armenians.

I invaded and waited for Johns terrain choices and picked a l.5 FE entirely RGo+H[S]. Being a tester game we played the full rules and ended up with "Strong Winds" which affect both of us for shooting.

John deployed well back and unusually for me I elected to do a flank march. These never normally work for me but I thought I would try something different.

Heres the pictures of the game. I pushed forward on my left and double enveloped Johns LH S. A series of double overlaps saw Johns Right Flank LH destroyed whilst my Flank March command turned up to hit his LH from the side causing them to flee behind his front line.

At this point John rolled a 1 with his CinC's command and was unable to get his elephant out of trouble far enough away to avoid my camels rolling up his line and conceded the game.

A shame really as I was trying to test the army list but understandable in the circumstances. This army choice still needs some practice to see if its worth proceeding with but our new club competition isnt for a few more weeks yet.