Sunday, 19 February 2012
The revenge of Byzantium!
The second meeting of the Bulgar and Byzantine armies went down at Cavs. Jamie had done a small tweak to his forces and had brought a ballista this time, as well as some Sarmatians. I had the same force but I kept mistaking my light cavalry for something that could charge effectively. Ahem. These guys paid the ultimate price for my myopia.
These are my skirmishers on the right, holding down the sarmatians and the ballista and threatening the baggage train until they were killed by his archers. His archers were very effective and killed nearly four stands on their own! That is one stand I believe.
Here is his left flank and the aforementioned baggage train, ballista and sarmatians as well as his slingers. The slingers put some holes in my skirmishers as well.
These are my Pecheneg lights, they did a good job of running around his right flank and trying to keep him spread out. They did a pretty good job of shooting as well.
Here is the center, where the battle was lost. We faced down over a small hillock that was covered in bodies by the end of the day. Also dead pretty horses...
Both sides charged up and down it inflicting casualties on the other, being forced to disengage and doing it again!
Here is clan Dulo in group for the only time during the battle. Immediately disordered by a double move the left squadron (?) ran around on it's own and attacked out of sync.
Great game Jamie!