31 Dec 2016

Impetvz Greeks and Byzantine

Mark  and a rainbow army of colorful Greeks set up centrally between woods to the East and some rough terrain on the West flank. The strongest units held the center ground with a scattering of cavalry covering the flanks.

Against the Greeks, Oliver and myself with a 50 / 50 split of  Byzantines with masses of cavalry. We placed the foot units in the center with Oliver's skirmishers covering their front. I sectioned off my skirmishers for the forest and massed cavalry were split to each flank.


Formidable depth for the Greek center while the flanks were the Byzantine strength.



Lets see if I can harass him from the woods and get an overlap on the flank.





If your going to get disordered this is the best time when your not in danger of accumulative  loses.






Having decent bow it makes sense to hold one flank and risk the other. So my cavalry went on opportunity. Oliver made the first move.





Some of Marks very nice  army.


Some of Marks very nice  army.







Next four photo's show the conflict on the left flank as, "Olivers Army" forgive the pun meet stiff resistance from Marks skirmishers and things were looking a little desperate for a while. I held back on the left flank and was prepared to charge in if the left flank didn't gain traction. Marks dice throwing goes from good to poor though.








Over the next few turns Oliver starts to press home an advantage and several of the Greek units are decimated. Saying that Mark manages to scramble units into defense and Oliver's overlap isn't complete at this point.





Like the blood stones for counters, something gory about droplets of blood on a battlefield.
(Note to self.... don't sound creepy)










I had to leave battle at this stage, but by no means was decided.Oliver had gained an advantage but their was much to contest. And at least I have a decent camera on my phone now.