Game 2 at Usk - vs another Sicilian Norman ArmyThe Viking battle line sweeps across the table - as you can see, no Bow Motorway this time, as we were attackers......as you expect with an aggression of 1 vs 3.....This was the early stages of the battle... however deployment and terrain choosing had taken over 45 minutes......*
As the game progressed, we pressed forwards relentlessly, and our opponents dicked about aimlessly with LH and redeploying knights.On the other flank of the line, the same was happening - but the landestroppen had decided to tear into the Berber LH screen, as they had rolled a few 1's...
Nothing much happened, as our command was eroded, and we exchanged LH for Kn (F). Right at the death, time was called, and we made the last defensive posture - what could go wrong?????
well, a Sicilian Kn could charge into an auxilia supported by an overlap and hiding at the edge of an orchard. And if it won, it would push the auxilia back onto the flank of a blade. Unlikely?
But it happened.......4-6
*......totally co-incidentally our opponents later told us that they didn't think they could beat our army despite the fact that they had over 20 Knights, virtually all of which were expendable within their commands - and that only 10 of our 101 elements were not quick-killed by Knights in the open....... lucky us !