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swiss in catalogna

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:00 am
by domblas
Hi all, in jully the army of the swiss confederacy decided to fight over the pyrenean mountains. The battles took place in Montmelo near Barcelona I met ' "spanish" medieval armies: 2 santa Hermanda , one catalan company and a Early granadine. My "maudits vachers " where organized like that:
1x 4 LF gunners average unprotected undrilled
1x 4 LF gunners average unprotected undrilled
1x 4 LF gunners average unprotected undrilled
1x 4 LF gunners average unprotected undrilled
1 x 8 HF piques superior protected drilled
1 x 8 HF piques superior protected drilled
1 x 8 HF piques superior protected drilled
1 x 8 HF piques superior protected drilled
1 x 4 HF halberd superior protected drilled
1 x 4 HF halberd superior protected drilled
1 x 4 HF halberd superior protected drilled
1 x 8 LF crosbow average undrilled unprotected
1 x 8 HF piques superior protected drilled
1 x 4 Kn lorainers lancer swordmen average heavily armored
1 x4 mounted crosbow average unprotected
4 TC

game 1 Sergi with its Santa Hermanda

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:06 am
by domblas
2 jinetes protected
1 x4 mounted crosbow protected
1 x 6 def spear drilled protected
1 x 6 def spear drilled armored
1 x 6 off spear drilled armored
1x6 LF bow
1x 4 MF crossbow protected
1 x 4 MF armored superior skilledswordmen
1 x 4 Kn sup drilled
1 x 4 Kn sup undrilled
1 x 4 LF gunners

he choosed agricultural

turn 1

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:11 am
by domblas
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we had protections on our both wings , i had a village and a vinyard. I deployed almost all my army in the center, crosbow in the village on my left and gunner in ambush in the vinyard on my left. Lorainers would be in the back to decide where to go later. He deployed his LH on his wings, his spearmens on his center right and knights in the center left and one BG on his left.
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with one BG of ennemy Kn and two LH on my left i decided to press quickly toward them with gunners, crosbowmen , one piques and one halberd to block the LH and to take position to avoid flank attack.
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in the center , i moved full distance and skirmishing game started
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same on my right

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:33 am
by domblas
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a few turn later on my left, my lorrainers decided they had no job to do here and turned toward the center. where things started to be interesting and dangerous. A BG of piques went to fragmented under the fire of a BG of 6 LF!!!!! That tempting situation brought my oponent to move forward and accept fight.
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on my right one pique BG had started the crab-move to protect the flank of the army

some turn later

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:43 am
by domblas
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still calm
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the knight decided to charge by themself on my "well oriented pique group" and will thus discover the restrictive rule of break off (no shift!). Hourraaaa!
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charge from the halberd and one BG of pique

last phase

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:49 am
by domblas
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flanks of the Kn and the spearmen now threatened
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the knights and the spearmen broken
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the other infantery group ready to break
guess what happened next turn?

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:18 am
by Strategos69
Nice report, but what happened?

I feel like in a TV show, waiting for the next chapter :lol:

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:24 pm
by domblas
swiss won! 25_0
next battle against a "hidding in wood" catalan company

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:30 pm
by azrael86
domblas wrote:swiss won! 25_0
next battle against a "hidding in wood" catalan company
Not surprising, although sounds like the lorrainers were lucky. Next game I predict will be much closer (assuming that they do hide in a wood, that is).

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Hiding in a wood - easily the best solution to the Swiss problem.

round 2

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:45 pm
by domblas
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the lunch break with the 2 referees Julian and josé, rafael the "terrain maker" , other guys and....guess what? a woman!!!! Yesss i saw a woman in a figurine contest! but she's the wife of a player not a player herself! snif


the catalan company from Salvador
4TC
1x8 LF almugavars skirmishers average undrilled unprotected javelin light spear
1x 8 LF greeks bowmens unprotected poor undrilled bow
1 x 4 LH albaneros unprotected average javelin light spear swordmen
1 x 4 LH albaneros unprotected average javelin light spear swordmen
1 x 4 LH albaneros unprotected average javelin light spear swordmen
1 x 4 LH albaneros unprotected average javelin light spear swordmen
1 x 6 MF almogavars protected superiors off spearmen
1 x 6 MF almogavars protected superiors off spearmen
1 x 6 MF almogavars protected superiors off spearmen
1 x 6 MF almogavars protected superiors off spearmen
1 x 4 Cav alforats armored superior undrilled lancer swordmen
1 x 4 Cav alforats armored superior undrilled lancer swordmen
1 x 4 Kn sup heavily armored lancer swordmen
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he deployed on his right between terrain. i deployed in the center but i placed the road in the wrong directioin. it should be oriented toward ithis center rather than his left.

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:41 am
by domblas
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I moved both side of the wood.
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see how he deployed
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on this side i wasted time and 2 units

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:02 am
by domblas
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ambush revealed
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i was trying to avoid them entering the wood by moving as fast as pique can move

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:18 am
by domblas
then:
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finally the almugavars entered the wood

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:22 am
by domblas
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POOR LOST SWISS WITH NO TARGET
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POOR LOOSING IMPACT SWISS AND FLANK THREATENED
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POOR EVADING SWISS

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:03 pm
by IanB3406
Poor Swiss!!!! hah, the only good swiss pique is a dead one!!! Go almughavars!!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:31 pm
by domblas
we finished the game on a 2-4 or 4-2, or something close to that. the game was not a battle! The Almogavars staied creeping in the woods!!!! Cowards!

next game was.... tiresome.3 matches in a day!
Again santa hermanda!

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:05 pm
by azrael86
domblas wrote:we finished the game on a 2-4 or 4-2, or something close to that. the game was not a battle! The Almogavars staied creeping in the woods!!!! Cowards!
You mean the Swiss were scared of a few trees?

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:18 am
by domblas
we like pastures
we cutted our woods to make poles :lol:

battle 3

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:24 am
by domblas
i was too tired to take pict at the begining.
it was against Alfonso playing a santa hermanda
3 BG of LH Jav LS protected
2x4 sword buckler MF sup Ssw
1x4 undrilled sup Kn
1x 4 drilled sup Kn
1 x 8 renegates swiss
2 x 4 Def Sp arm
1x6 Off spear armored sup
1x8 Bow LF
1x4 arquebusiers


terrain was open

When i realized i had to take pict
game was :
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in the center my piques and his HF

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on my right, one pique and one halberd facing his knight, piques and one Bg of bucklers


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on my left, plenty of skirmishers facing skirmishers and his other Kn

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:32 am
by domblas
then

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he moved his left so i added a ^pique block to my right. This stopped his intentionon that side for the rest of the game, nothing would happen here.

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in the center, he really pissed my infantry off with his skirmishers and managed to slow and confuse me

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Spanish Knight destroyed the Lorrainers in one turn and nearly touched my halberd column, in pursuing them ouch!!!