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The Emperor’s New Clothes

 

We thought that we may have lost him but no, Richard BS is alive and well. I thought I might take advantage of his discomfort and finally beat him on the green table of combat. But no, despite languishing in hospital for weeks, our Richard was back. I had chosen my Feudal Spanish at 250 points for L’Art de la Guerre, Tricky Ricky chose Mongols…….deep joy……

 

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Small but perfectly formed, 250 points gave Richard two commands of six medium Mongol cavalry and a third corps of eight elite heavy cavalry. The strategist rating would allow him to alter terrain but it was the bows of his infamous “shooty cavalry” that I knew would make this “interesting”.

The dice gods placed me as defender. I should have chosen to be the attacker as then I could have advanced rapidly in my first turn. I wanted some terrain on the table though so that meant defender’s terrain. I placed my knights with the hill protecting their flank. A solid wall of spearmen held my centre but the battle would hinge on my elite medium swordsmen (almughavars) careering out of the swamp on my right..

But I should have known better. By the time my almughavars were through the heavy cavalry, my knights and spearmen were like so many pin cushions!

Next time I need crossbows and to be the attacker! Next time…….

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    • I should have claimed plus one for mobile allotment! When are you ever going to get over playing Chris btw? I’m thinking of argali sing a “friendly” all Dayer?

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    • Two and half hours of side slapping laughs meant it was a draw at the final count Mr Grumpy Air-trousers! Hurry up and paint your Romans! See you tomorrow btw!

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    • It’s a frightening thought I know! Yep, he’s a regular. I ‘m not sure you could ever describe it as ‘playing ‘ though! It’s like a few hours in the boxing ring…..

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