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Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:33 am
by stockwellpete
Please use the following format when reporting your results . . .

Division A

hidde (Romans) beat stockwellpete (Dacians) 50-25

It is very helpful to me if we all get used to reporting the results in the same way, so please report the score as 50-25 rather than 25-50. This avoids much confusion when discussing match situations by PM with regards to adjudication or some other issue regarding the rules of the tournament.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:33 am
by GDod
Division C

GDod (Jewish Revolt) beat oscarius - (Roman 197-284 AD with Armenian ally) 49 -12

Thanks for the nail-biter

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:38 pm
by Ulysisgrunt
Division D

Ulysisgrunt (Kingdom of Soissons) defeated SawyerK (Pictish) 60-43.

The lead changed hands several times.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:11 pm
by Karvon
Division C

Karvon (Germanic Horse Tribes with Dacian (Carpi) ally) defeated oscarius - (Roman 197-284 AD with Armenian ally) 49 -20 4-0.

The Roman flanks were potentially secured by large woods and the middle of the field was broken up by numerous patches of rough ground a few trees.

In this battle we left our allied foot at home and went with an all lancer force supported a few lighter horse and light foot. We initially deployed the light foot on both flanks to clear opposing lights and wear down heavier troops for our lancers to run down. Our lancers we deployed in four equal divisions in the center.

The Romans had some Armenian massed bow supported by some auxilia securing their right. Assorted legionaries were deployed in the center supported by some Armenian cataphracts and Roman horse. A few light troops were scattered across the front screening.

We initially threw our light foot forward in an attempt to draw the Romans forward and more towards clearer ground. Our lancers shuffled around a bit, probing for openings to push thru and flanks to exploit. On our left, taking the worst of the shooting vs the massed bow, we pulled our lights back to escape the hail of arrows and they and their supporting auxilia plus a couple of legionaries trundled after us into more open ground. On the right we managed to punch one block of lancers behind the Roman left, though we had to sacrifice a few in the process and tied up another block in a protracted running battle with units from the Roman center and left.

On the left we surged forward a couple of blocks to pin and flank the overly aggressive Roman foot chasing our light foot. They belated attempted to fallback, but couldn't outrun the lancers. Our block from our right swung around behind the Romans and came in on the rear of the Roman right shortly after the left blocks made their initial charge. The destruction of the Roman right broke their army.

Thanks for the game,

Karvon

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:34 am
by Najanaja
Division C

Najanaja (Roman 24 BC) beat oscarius (Roman 197 AD) 61 - 49.

Two balanced Roman armies fought it out. On a knife edge for most of the game. Very close.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:46 pm
by devoncop
Division B

devoncop (Moors) beat Cunningcairn (Bosporan+ Roman Allies) 61% to 47% in a very tight match as the scores suggest.

Thanks for the game.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:42 pm
by Cunningcairn
Division B

Cunningcairn - Bosporan 11 BC-375 AD with Roman 24 BC–196 AD ally beat IMC - Roman 24 BC–196 AD (Sarmatian allies) by 44% to 19%

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:32 pm
by desertedfox
Division C

desertedfox - Indian 546-599 AD defeated Karvon - Germanic/Gothic Horse Tribes 260-492 AD with Dacian (Carpi) 107-380 AD ally 63-37

Thx 4 a gg.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 pm
by lydianed
Division C

lydianed (Byzantine) defeated desertedfox (Indian) 45:17

Thanks for the game.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:34 pm
by oscarius
Division C

oscarius (Romans) beats DzonVejn (Sassanid Persians) 56 - 16

Right from the get-go things went poorly for the Persians who gambled upon an all cavalry and elephant force. The Roman massed bow (a mixture of imperial and Armenian found some nice rough ground to occupy) and alongside the artillery drowned the Persian cataphracts in fire. Their lighter cousins also managed to outshoot the Persian horse who either dispersed across the map and played little role or unwisely pursued the foot into the entrenched bowmen (and when then swiftly hacked down by supporting Roman infantry). By far the most serious threat proved to be the six units of Persian elephants who even the legionaries had a tough time dealing with and managed to score a few routs. However Roman numerical superiority meant that inevitably these elephants, lacking any support, ended up flanked

Thanks for the game, it was a short and sharp one where both terrain and army composition worked in my favour.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 pm
by XLegione
Division B

XLegione - Arab (City) 300-633 AD with Sassanid 591-628 AD ally defeated Cunningcairn - Bosporan 11 BC-375 AD with Roman 24 BC–196 AD ally 51% -10%


Ciao

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:58 pm
by XLegione
Division B

XLegione - Arab (City) 300-633 AD with Sassanid 591-628 AD ally defeated devoncop - Moorish 350-698 AD 61% -41%


Ciao

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:49 pm
by MikeMarchant
Division D

MikeMarchant (Ancient British 60 BCE-80 CE - Allies: Roman 24-196) defeated Ulysisgrunt (Kingdom of Soissons 461-486 AD) 62/51

This was a titanic struggle which swung back and forth between us the whole game and could have gone either way. Danny's Limitanei were exceptional, performing more like elite troops rather than raw ones, but the death and destruction dealt out, here, there, and everywhere by my chariots tipped the balance.

Thanks for the game, Danny, a real treat.


Best Wishes

Mike

(3-1)

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:15 pm
by desertedfox
Division C

desertedfox - Indian 546-599 AD defeated DzonVejn - Sassanid Persian 224-349 AD with Kushan 130 BC-476 AD ally 42-0

Thx 4 a gg.

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:18 pm
by MikeMarchant
Division D

MikeMarchant (Ancient British 60 BCE-80 CE - Allies: Roman 24-196) defeated rs2excelsior(Byzantine 551 - 578 AD): 46/21

The Byzantines started with a decent defensive position deep behind two large flanking woods, with a lot of lancers sat behind heavy infantry, fronted by lights. Leaving my artillery redundant, our chariots caused mayhem with the lights and then toyed with the advancing lancers while my warband advanced rapidly to take to the woods. By this point the Byzantines were bottled up and had no room to manoeuvre. Chariots, cavarly and warband, led by a single legionary cohort swarmed in from all sides.

Bed luck, rs2excelsior, thanks for the game.


Best Wishes

Mike

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am
by stockwellpete
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Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am
by stockwellpete
Weekly round-up
Nothing to report in Division A. XLegione (Arab City) has gone to the front in Division B with 2 straight wins. More activity in Division C where desertedfox (Indian) is the early leader with 2 wins from 3 starts. In Division D MikeMarchant (Ancient British) has started with 2 wins, including a very narrow victory against second-placed Ulysisgrunt (K of Soissons).

Unbeaten runs of 3 matches or more
No-one as yet

Match completion rate (45 matches in total to be played in each division)
Division A - 0 out of 45 matches completed :|
Division B - 4 out of 45 matches completed :|
Division C - 7 out of 45 matches completed :|
Division D - 3 out of 45 matches completed :|

These are slow match completion rates, Division C is quite good.

Player of the week
XLegione (Division B) with 2 convincing wins this week. :D

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:05 am
by desertedfox
Division C

desertedfox - Indian 546-599 AD defeated GDod - Jewish Revolt 66-135 AD 62-54

(3-1)

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:29 pm
by SnuggleBunnies
Division A

SnuggleBunnies (Jewish Revolt 66-135) defeats CheAhn (Roman 425-492) 67-34

GG

Re: Late Antiquity; winners post your results here . . .

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:02 am
by Cunningcairn
Division B

Cunningcairn - Bosporan 11 BC-375 AD with Roman 24 BC–196 AD ally beat NikiforosFokas - Sassanid Persian 477-590 AD 46% to 20%