Monday, April 28, 2014

The Battle of St. Gaston

Where the Gaston river is crossed by the Gaston Bridge, where St. Gaston was eaten by rabid squirrels, is the village of St. Gaston. And two very angry armies ready to throw down!

The English
Henry V
Earl of Oxford
16 Dismounted knights
24 Archers with stakes
23 Archers with stakes
996 pts

The French
Count Waleran
Count Robert
7 Knights
7 Knights
Three units of 10 crossbowmen each
7 crossbowmen

View from the English left flank.

From the English right flank

French knights struggle to force their mounts through the river,
under a hail of arrows.

Different French knights form three wide to make a fast march
across the bridge. Many causalties taken from English archery.

French knights crash into English archers.

More knights vs. Archers.

French crossbowmen sneak along away from the action,
hoping to eventually claim a table quarter.

Both units of archers are broken and run down, leaving only the English
knights in the center.

Turning left, the english charge the French who just returned from
pursuing off table - they flee rather than get charged in the flank, and
easily rally next turn.

The other French knights charge the English in the rear, breaking, pursuing
and trampling them into the dirt. Game over turn 5, huge French victory.