Arab's on the warpath!!!
|Leeds Doubles 1999|
Night Attacks - the New "Rock n' Roll!"
Using Arab Conquest, we (chose deliberately to ) attack at night in all four games (3 ended up moonlit, one cloudy & raining) and faced Khazar, Tang, Samurai and Feudal Spanish.
The couple of other Conquest armies did
the same "night attack" tactics, and you could
see it becoming the talking point of the weekend - ie,
our Samurai opponents didn't even know the night attack
rules when we played them, but used them to attack a
Christian Nubian army in their subsequent game! I really
got the impression that it was a case of the genie been
unleashed from the bottle, and that night attacks in
winter could become as ubiquitous (for when you opponent
is more maneuverable than you) as the
"WW-on-your-flank" used to be (for whenever you
had less LH & Cv than the enemy).....if this does
happen, sorry - it's my fault!
Comment From a Spanish General
"Considered risk I say in my book, took the command, Mine was going down anyway, what with having to fight three bloody commands."
Comment from another Spanish General
"Your battle report was fairly accurate, although I think you had more time than you thought to complete your attack on our weaker flank. A little more care and Steve would not have been able to take your command. (he's bl**dy right you know..."red mist" and all that...)
I must admit I had the game put down as a possible 6-4 to us before you informed us it was night time!! Once the ramifiacations of that became clear we revised it to 5-5 or 6-4 against.
all our games started as a definate 10-0 to us....not
sure what that says...about whom...) However,
had we considered time of day we would have certainly
deployed differently and reconsidered visibility ranges
which was what effectively screwed Steve! Anyway we
enjoyed the game and hope you did too."
In each game we had at least 4 turns of night before dawn - whilst it was good for us, I still really think that it would be better to make night bounds 30 minutes each.....