Sunday, May 4, 2014

Skinny win

The English
Earl of Oxford
15 dismtd Knights
12 Billmen
10 archers
10 archers
8 archers
All with stakes
993 points, 57 foot figures

The French
7 knights
7 knights
19 Genoese crossbowmen with Pavises.
994pts, 16 mounted and 19 foot

The English: archers, knights,archers, billmen, more archers.

Two squadrons of haughty knights flanking Genoese mercenaries.

Walerans unit fails a panic test and flees.

Count Roberts unit fails its charge up the difficult hill.

The english left flank archers panic from Genoese crossbow bolts.

Count Roberts knights ascend the treacherous slope and break the archers.
Seeing this, the billmen in the background flee too.

King Henry's knights break Waleran.

Count Robert returns from pursuing off table to rout some more archers.

Henry and friends surge across the battlefield and attack the Genoese. They win,
but the Genoese hold.
Final score: England 509pts France 504pts. A nasty battle of attrition that was so close its hard to call it a win! Close games are the most fun.

Thanks for reading!