Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Played Dbmm game today opening game in Ulster League (1300AD Onwards) using Teutonics (kindly on load from John Brittain again) against Seamus and his mighty Later Swiss.
Swiss as always set up on one corner in defensive box flanked by two woods.
So either I attack this with my tiny army or go for 12-13 non-fighting draw (Swiss were invaders) guess which approach I chose ? :-)
So....... I decided to take large risk and send one of my three commands (with the three Kn wedges) on an outflank on my left (in behind one wood) whilst remaining two commands went up the middle.
This turned into a good game as my flank march managed to arrive on fourth turn just as my other commands got into action.
Flung both sets of knights into combat and then watched as both commands broke in two successive turns. I did have chance with outflanking General to gain an advantage versus Swiss pike line but he failed. Nothing in Swiss army fears anything in mine as Pike can hold Knights and the BdX (Halbardiers) have quick kill versus Kn in both bounds. I had decent Pips (except on one crucial turn) but a bad run of one's in combat did not help my cause.
Very hard to counter Swiss who use this defensive set-up as quite easy to get at least one wood to anchor a flank and usually two.
Its just not in me to play a non-event drawn game as I would rather lose 25-0 which is just as well really as thats what happened to my 'Do or Die'.......er......um......tactic. :-)
Teutonic foot deploy
Teutonic CiC Command deploys
Foot advances (Bombard ArtS was waste as deployed too far back)
Swiss defensive box is formed
Teutonic outflank arrives
Teutons advance against the box
Teutons get ready to charge to doom.........................
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Armies advance to clash point
Carolingian Spearmen with Lancers in support
Avar Light Horse backed by Bulgar Lancers with Slav foot in vineyard
More Carolingian Lancers
Avars try to flank on right
Avar Cavalry array (These units got minced in combat by Lancers)
Avars spread out on right
The very nice Carolingians (Essex figures)
Monday, May 23, 2011
Swedish set up
Swedes (Swedish brigade on right with extra Pike stand and Regimental gun)
Imperial Tercios squeezed by terrain
Imperial Cuirassier skirt the village
Swedish right flank
Cuirassier emerge to engage Swedes
Swedish Brigades advance
Tettering Tercio and Swedish Brigade in combat
Cuirassier engage a unit of German Mercenary Pike & Shot (both side took losses)
Tercios struggle to deploy
Imperial Reiters arrive from a successful flank march
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Celtic Cup Championships day 2
Game 3 against Later Swiss a 2-23 duffing after suffering a night attack (giving Swiss 8 turns without reply) note my picket line about to be imploded. Seamus McKenna (Dbmm overall winner) commanded the treacherous yodellers.
Game 4 against Naverese (Tim Madeley version) another duffing 0-25 as I had Housties awful dice syndrome. No pics as batteries died on camera (pity as Naverese very pretty)
Some other games captured (whilst Seamus performed night maneuvers) sadly I dont know names of most of the FOG gamers or their armies.
More FOGing about
Yet more FOG
And yet more (John Lavery looking mystified in his FOG game)
Dublin DBMMer Mick Hession (with some Chinese carry out army) against Ian Austin (?) and Late Eastern Romans
FOG with I think Dave Taylors Burgundians on left ?
DBMM no idea who or what
Dbmm again unknown who & what
DBMM Neo-Babalyonian (Mark Gibson) against Timurid (Rob Brennan)
Two DBMMers pretending unconvincingly to enjoy their jaunt in the FOG
(Dave Houston and Richard Aynsley)
Again a great days gaming even with my return to true lowly form.
Four good games against four gentleman opponents and lots of highs and lows of dice rolling to satisfy a gamers heart.
DBMM winner was Seamus (undercover alias James) McKenna.
FOG winner was Dave Taylor.
Team winner (covered 3 nominated players across both comps) Scotland.