LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

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Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Post by fogman » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:33 pm

Yarmouk

Romans (fogman) 68/92 vs Arabs (mcfcivo) 70/67
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Arabs (fogman) 57/67 vs Romans (iandavidsmith) 92/92
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Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Post by fogman » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:16 am

ROUND 22: LAST CHARGE OF THE ARABS

After the destruction of the Sasanians and the reduction of the Roman empire 634-654, the Arabic expansion paused due to the first civil war that saw the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty to the detriment of the family of the prophet. It resumed by the end of the century with the conquest of North Africa. Wisigothic Spain was next and the Pyrenees soon became the Westernmost edge of Islam. In the East, resistance was stiffer and Khurasan was only controlled thanks to a large influx of Arabian tribesmen. Beyond the Oxus, the Umayyads had to contend with the settled Sogdian principalities, the nomadic Turks and the influence of the Tang Chinese. Victory over the Tangs at Talas 751 marked the final victory of Arabian expansion. By then, the Ummayads had fallen and the empire that was run by Arabs for Arabs were replaced by the rule of the Abbasids that blended all Muslims into one community as the converts assumed the leadership of Islam.

GUADALATE RIVER 711
After being driven out of Southern Gaul in the early 6th century by the Franks, the Goths had retreated to Spain. Bound by natural limits, untroubled by external threats, the Goths, unlike the Franks, became a largely demilitarized society, finally to be conquered. The end came at the Guadalate river in a battle as decisive as Hastings 350 years later. On that day, king Roderic, who had usurped the throne, could not command the loyalty of his nobles, with one wing leaving the field and the other other unwilling to commit until they themselves were caught up in the ensuing disaster.


TALAS 751
Central Asia was in the sphere of influence of both the Tang and the Umayyad empires. Due to the vast distances involved, conflict was mostly averted until 751 when aggressive Tang activity upsets the balance and stirred the Arabs into action. The third power of the region, the Karluk Turks were nominally allied to the Tangs but on the day they were not and that proved to be the deciding factor.

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Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Post by fogman » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:20 am

Battle files

GUADALATE RIVER 711
Fm Guadalete River 711.zip
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TALAS 751
Fm Talas 751.zip
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Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Post by Londo » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:14 pm

Yarmouk River - thanks for the game Jim!

Londo (Romans) 67/92 - allendeuce (Arabs) 67/67

Roman victory was largely due to their cavalry wing, which recovered from the initial shock of the Rashidun cavalry charge, and came back to inflict heavy casualties on Khalid's boys.

Fogman, I noticed that this scenario is quite different from your earlier Yarmuk. Am I correct in thinking that the recent scenario represents the final, decisive day of the battle, whereas the earlier Yarmuk covers one of the previous days?

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Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Post by fogman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:55 am

Londo wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:14 pm
Fogman, I noticed that this scenario is quite different from your earlier Yarmuk. Am I correct in thinking that the recent scenario represents the final, decisive day of the battle, whereas the earlier Yarmuk covers one of the previous days?
Yes. The earlier scenario was a bit convoluted.

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Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Post by Londo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:01 am

Aqraba

Londo (Banu Hanifa) 69/88 - Ian (Rashidun) 73/70

The Rashidun took heavy losses in the fighting for the gully. The game ended just as their assault on the walled garden was getting underway. Thanks Ian!

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