|View of the table|
|Roman Noble Shieldwall with allied Saxon Warriors out front|
|Roman Archers and Ordinary Shieldwall|
|Roman Mounted Companions, Noble Riders and Horse Archers|
|Huns and Goths advance on the right|
|Saxon Warriors charge the Goth cavalry in the flank|
On Sunday afternoon Craig came over to my place and we played a Dux Bellorum game with his Late Romans versus my Huns and Goths. Craig had devised a Hun army list with some rules for the horse archers so we gave these a play test and they seem to work quite well. I was the attacker and decided to refuse the left flank and concentrate on the right were I had the advantage in cavalry. The Mounted Companions and Noble Riders units closed quickly and a protracted melee ensued. The allied Saxon Warriors caught the Goth cavalry in a flank charge. My Goth warriors responded with an uncontrolled charge against the Saxon Warriors.
A Roman Noble Shieldwall unit then advanced in the centre, only to be shot at repeatedly by the Hun horse archers, while the remaining three Roman units failed to move for several turns! The Romans continued to be dogged by bad luck and the Huns and Goths were able to eventually grind them down and win both melees. The Goth Warriors then routed both the Roman Noble Shieldwall unit and the archers. The Romans tested for fifty percent casualties and failed with several units which lead to the rout of the whole army. For our next game we plan to swap sides, I'm thinking more cavalry, including horse archers, might be handy for the Romans. Thanks to Craig for a fun game.
|Goth Warriors charge the Saxon allies|
|The cavalry fight a messy protracted melee|
|Infantry in the centre and cavalry on the right fight it out|
|Hun horse archers move and shoot|
|Roman Mounted Companions are surrounded on three sides|