Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by SnuggleBunnies » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:35 am

Division A

SnuggleBunnies (Anglo-Saxon) defeats NikiforosFokas (Byzantine) 66-33

The Imperial Varangian Guard and Klibanophoroi were unstoppable, inflicting terrible losses on the Saxon shieldwalls even when outflanked. The rest of the Byzantine army, however, couldn't stand up to the storm of spears in close combat, and were surrounded and destroyed.

GG

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by General Shapur » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:22 am

Div B

General Shapur - Arab (Conquest) 629-637 AD defeats IMC - Viking 780-899 AD with Frankish ally 62:53

Another see-sawing battle helped in no small part by some useful rallies and the survival of a few lancer units to pick of viking rallies. I'm not doing so well with these guys, so at the expense of IMC, it was a morale booster for me. GG.

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by CheAhn » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:34 am

Division A

CheAhn (Arab) defeats MikeC_81 (Viking) 62-35

Well that's my last game for the season. Thanks to all my opponents. Cheers

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Garokan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:53 am

Division D

Garokan - Byzantines 963-987AD beats bomber23 - Moravian 833-907 AD with German ally

60/32

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Doyley50 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:02 pm

Division D

Doyley50 (Anglo Danish) beat KiFi (Persian) 61-39

A long hard battle which came to a conclusion just before nightfall. Great game thanks KiFi.

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by MikeMarchant » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:40 pm

Division D

MikeMarchant (Ghaznavid 962-1187 CE - Allies: Turkish) defeated KiFi (Sassanid Persian 591-628 AD) - 47/9

An entirely mounted army was fielded by the Ghaznavids, while the Sassanids fielded an evenly balanced army of mounted and foot. The field was clear and open, which suited the mounted well, but to the right of the Ghaznavid centre, ahead of the deployments area, was a pond. The Sassanid infantry were arrayed to the left of this pond, from the Ghaznavid point of view, while the Sassandid cavalry was deployed on the shorter, right side.

Originally eployed dead centre, the Ghazanvids moved switly to right to engage the Sassanid cavalry, sending a very small force of Turkish cavalry wide to the left flank as a small irritation. As fast as the Sassanid infantry tried to shift to their left, my mounted struck fast, Ghilman and elephants and light horse went in without fear, causing chaos. Cataphracts were taken easily by a combination of elephants and flank attacks, the rest of the Sassanoid cavarly was overwhelmed, encirceld and destroyed. Even the Turks on the other side of the field made mincemeat of the archers sent to face them.

The battle was over before the infantry arrived.

This was one of those strange battles where, despite having a large army, perfectly intact and unscathed, Kifi had lost enough troops to lose the game. If the battle had been able to continue for a few more turns I have no doubt the scores would have looked very different.

Bad luck, Kifi, and thanks for a great game.


Best Wishes

Mike

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:23 am

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:24 am

Weekly round-up
CheAhn (Arab Conquest) is still the leader in Division A and he has set a good target of 29 points from his 9 matches. Two players can overtake him - harveylh (Khorasanian) and Nosy_Rat (Abbasid) who both have 5 wins from 6 matches and are yet to play each other. There is a similar situation in Division B where rbodleyscott (Arab Conquest) has set a target of 30 points from his 9 matches. Again there are 2 players who can still overtake him - melm (Andalucian) and the unbeaten Geffalrus (Polish). fikabo has cruised to the top of Division C after posting his seventh straight win and only sunnyboy (Scots) can now mathematically overtake him. To do this sunnyboy must win his last 4 matches decisively, including a match against fikabo while fikabo must also to markwatson360 (Frankish) without gaining a point. The situation in Division D is unchanged where Questar17 (Pictish) needs to harvest 16 points from his remaining 5 matches to overtake Schweetness101 (Abbasid) whom he defeated in their match together.

Unbeaten runs of 3 matches or more
Nosy_Rat (Division A) 5 matches
Snugglebunnies (Division A) 4 matches and finished
Geffalrus (Division B) 4 matches
melm (Division B) 4 matches
fikabo (Division C) 7 matches
gamercb (Division D) 4 matches
Questar17 (Division D) 4 matches

Match completion rate (45 matches in total to be played in each division)
Division A - 35 out of 45 matches completed :D
Division B - 29 out of 45 matches completed :D
Division C - 35 out of 45 matches completed :D
Division D - 30 out of 45 matches completed :D

These are good match completion rates.

Player of the week
Snugglebunnies (Division A), markwatson360 (Division C) and fikabo (Division C) all with 2 wins this week. :D

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by gamercb » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:50 pm

Division D

gamercb ( Rus 960-1053 AD) beat Challenge1 (Viking (Ireland) 900-1049 AD with Scots ally) 69-50

This was a tough battle with that almost reached nightfall. The Vikings fought hard and breaking them was difficult. It could have gone either way, but in the end, the flanking attacks of the Russians won the day.
Thanks for a great game.
Colin

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Garokan » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:35 am

Division D

Garokan Roman 425-492AD drew with Challenge1 - Viking (Ireland) 900-1049 AD with Scots ally 36 - 20

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by fikabo » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:06 pm

Division C

fikabo (Polish with Vikings) defeated sunnyboy's Scots 45:19

Very interesting map and game.
On my site in centre was hill with difficult slope but full rough. On my left was two small hills.
I setup unit with massed archers on hill and strong both wing to encircle Pictish which I had thought will try to get hill.
Scots had other plan (to take left hills).
I had to rotate whole army. Problem was my right wing had long way to go (they have to omit big hill).
Battle had started long before my right wing was ready but rest my units has good positions on end of big hill.

The race has begun: will my right wing come before my center of the front collapse (it has been attacked by the best Scots units and many Picts were still approaching)?
Fortunately for me, the center has started collapse exactly when my right wing start attack and help centre.
If the center lasted 2 turns less I would lose.

Thanks for very interesting game Sunnyboy!

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by sunnyboy » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:50 pm

Division C

sunnyboy (Scots) defeated Oscarius (Rus) 63:40

Quite a slog, the Scots loaded their right with masses of Pict spear-men hoping to take advantage of rough terrain and woods to turn the Rus left flank. The trade off was an under strength left flank comprised of the Scottish horse supported a motley band of viking beserkers. Fortunately for the Scots as the centre collapsed the weight of Pictish numbers won the day on the right and with their left flank acquitting themselves better than expected a hard fought win was secured.

Thanks for the game!

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by herm » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:54 pm

Division C

herm (french) beat paulmacneil (dailami) 42-17

Thanks for the game.

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by markwatson360 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:45 pm

Division C

markwatson360 (Franks) defeated paulmcneil (Dailami) 58-33

Good Game, cheers Paul.

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Geffalrus » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:05 pm

Division B

Geffalrus (Poles) defeats Nijis (Byzantines) 43-10

In a battlefield somewhat constricted by mountain and forest, the Poles and Byzantines each arrived with a preference for infantry over cavalry. Normally enjoying a potential ranged advantage due to their large pool of massed archers and skirmishers, the Poles realized early on that the armored Byzantine infantry and the bows they carried would be more than a match. Instead, the Poles used a screen of skirmishers to get their more cost efficient heavy infantry into contact with the Byzantine infantry. Once again, the Polish dismounted nobles did excellent work dislodging the Byzantine infantry from their hill, while the archers and spears distracted most of the Byzantine cavalry on the flanks. The powerful Clibanarii were able to burst through the Polish center, Kool Aid Man style, but the Polish cavalry in reserve were able to minimize the damage (the Clibanarii, despite being dogpiled by the Poles, survived with barely a scratch). Polish victory was assured once they were able to sneak some cavalry through gaps in the line and start flanking the engaged Skutatoi.

Good game to Nijis.

The end result of spears vs. arrows.
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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:10 am

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Doyley50 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:25 am

Division D

Doyley50 (Anglo Danish) beat bomber23 (Moravian) 60-33.

A good game thanks bomber, I thought I was going to lose until fairly near the end.

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Questar17 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:01 pm

Division D

Questar17 - Pictish 477-850 AD vs bomber23 - Moravian 833-907 AD with German ally 56:27

Intereting frontal battle with some landscape advantages and picts spearmen numerical supeority what made the difference.

thx for the battle

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Questar17 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:45 pm

Division D

Questar17 - Pictish 477-850 AD vs Garokan - Byzantine 963-987 AD 51:21

thx for the game

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Post by edb1815 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:57 pm

Division B

edb1815 (Rus w Bulgar ally) defeated Nijis (Byzantine) 53% - 26%

Interesting map with a deep stream running between high ground on both sides cutting through the battlefield. The Byzantines came with cavalry and missile superiority including 2 units of Klibinari. After maneuvering and getting shot up on approach the offensive spearmen with huscarls began to tell on the Byzantine line. Combined arms defeated the wing of Byzantine cavalry after a seesaw battle on the flank.

Well played to my opponent.

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