And we're off!!,as Brian advances his elephants against mine,and I move to guard against his flank attack,the two first lines advance to contact-impressive stuff!!
Our first lines are meleeing-the dreaded pila took it's toll on my troops,but because I was spear-armed,the Romans fought at -1 from their first dice,so,again,it was swings and roundabouts for a couple of moves.The cavalry are facing each other off,who will be the first to charge?
All hell has now broken loose on my left flank!!The Roman cavalry are rampant-and mine are not!!,still,my elephants are just about ready to reform and give the Romans "what for!!"-if only Brian's archers don't shoot at them(he wouldn't,would he?)
YES he bloody well would-the double swine!!this was the result......................
Bloody mayhem!!-Brian combines this rampage with an attack on my left,with his auxiliary infantry...................
Brian's troops were too strong for mine,and in this shot I am being forced back-woe is me!!
This was a good game,with a good deal of thought going into the battle plan from us both-well done to Brian.
The astute reader will have noticed that the playing surface is different from our "usual" desert-type terrain-in fact this is the surface we will be taking to Falkirk in May,for our demo. game of Assaye,and consists of "cheap" carpet tiles,but I think looks quite effective.
Roll on Thursday.