Mark was over the other week and we had a few games of DBA. My generalship wasn’t up to much but my luck was pretty atrocious.
Mark has a brief writeup of the games here .
For part of his visit we went down to my in-laws’ holiday house. I brought down a number of the armies I have built to wargame the military campaigns around the Investiture Controversy
I too have no recollection of what caused the earlier Holy Roman Empire (DBA List III/52) to lose comprehensively to the Communal Italians (DBA List III/72), but here is the setup:
Next up was the Papal Italians (DBA List III/76) vs the Communals. That was the game I probably came closest to success in, thanks to the Papal Guard, who you can see in the photos with their big red Keys of Heaven banner.
Sadly Mark’s knights got in amongst the troops I should have left on the hill. Lord knows why I sat a knights in front of two units of crossbowmen.
Back in Melbourne we had a couple of games with my Neo Assyrian Empire themed armies. Mark doesn’t mention a very very short game we had between my Lydians and Scythians. You’d think that two Knights, a Light Horse, and a Light Chariot General would stand a chance against three light horse, wouldn’t you?
I didn’t get a photo of the Libyan Egyptians vs Neo Assyrians but my defeat was largely to do with an optimistic deployment of some Light Chariotry and Cavalry in fairly close proximity to a wood, hoping to deal death to the Assyrian Auxilia. Sadly not the case and the survivors were not free of the woods when they were needed to meet the Assyrian mounted troops.
Clearly I need some practice.