Yesterday, at around lunch time, Young Stan popped around for a quick game of DBA with his newly completed II/47d [Other Batavin or Cherusci] Early Germans.
- 1 x General (Cv)
- 2 x Heroes with long spears (4Wb)
- 7 x Warriors (3Wb)
- 2 x Skirmishers (Ps)
So I, naturally, brought out my II/56 Early Imperial Romans.
- 1 x General on horseback (Cv)
- 1 x Equites (Cv)
- 4 x Legionaries (4Bd)
- 3 x Auxiliary pedites (4Ax)
- 1 x Archers (Ps)
- 1 x Numidian (LH)
- 1 x Lancers (3Kn)
My Wromans had already invaded Lower Germany, so the natives launched a counter attack. (Stan was the aggressor, I, the defender).
Being a bit tricksy, I send forth my Numidians to the other flank.
All while Stan had very poor pip dice and could only send forth his skirmishers into the wood.
And then out of the wood.
...that doesn't look fair!
So I pull the general out of the line to move him over yonder.
All while my Numidians (and my Equites and Lancers on the other side of the river) slog through their respective patches of bad going.
I, rather impetuously in hindsight, send forth my Auxila to catch the corner of an isolated Warband...
...while my mounted finally make progress.
The Long Spears conform to me (since I've got the bigger group)...
...for a nul result.
Thankfully the rest of his hairy mob haven't had the pips to advance. And my eastern mounted column were finally making headway north.
Stan redresses his line...
...and I sneak in my general to face his.
I redress my own line, and turn in my eastern mounted elements to threaten the German's flank.
And so it begins...
I manage to push back the initial shove...
...and follow up.
And here's where things go south for me.
One pip! One! There they are, all ready to cross the river to wreak havoc, and...one pip! So I move in my general to shore up the Legionaries' line...
...to no avail.
Stink, stink, stink!
Blimmin Warband quick killing Blades!
And that was the end of that. Well played Stan, well played.
Still, it was a great game, and it was wonderful to have the ancients back on the table again. I do so enjoy DBA.
Thanks for the game Stan,