Chariotfest

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Edmund_Blackadder
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Re: Chariotfest

Post by Edmund_Blackadder » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Londo wins both games and iandavidsmith wins on 'goal difference'. So both the Carthaginian armies fail at the last. And Londo is saved from being Carthaginianed to death!

The Chariotfest final is iandavidsmith (Classical Indian) versus Londo (Kyrenean (Later))

Paired games as before, should be an interesting contest.

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Re: Chariotfest

Post by iandavidsmith » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:15 pm

Edmund_Blackadder wrote:Londo wins both games and iandavidsmith wins on 'goal difference'. So both the Carthaginian armies fail at the last. And Londo is saved from being Carthaginianed to death!

The Chariotfest final is iandavidsmith (Classical Indian) versus Londo (Kyrenean (Later))

Paired games as before, should be an interesting contest.
Well Mollari , guess its just you and me !

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Re: Chariotfest

Post by Edmund_Blackadder » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:39 pm

Do we have a result in the final yet?

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Re: Chariotfest

Post by Londo » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:14 pm

We have one result ...

Londo (Kyrenean Greeks) 13/48 def Ian (Indians) 52/49

On a very open map, the Greek steamroller flattened the Indians, with Greek chariots and lancers being particularly deadly.

The reverse game is underway, on an equally open map, and so far is proceeding in exactly the same fashion. The victor's laurels will go to whichever of us is more efficient at massacring Indians!

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Re: Chariotfest

Post by Londo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:42 am

And here's the final result ...

Londo (Indians) 34/49 def Ian (Kyrenean Greeks) 47/43

I maximised the mobility of the Indian army, taking as many cavalry as I could - Indian cavalry is wretched, but at least cheap and mobile. The field commander was chariot-mounted, and held all the chariots in close vicinity as a reserve. Otherwise, the army was as spread out as possible. I just hoped I could pounce opportunistically on any Greek units that were weakened or out of position.

The battle was fought on a flat plain. Early on, it looked as if it would be a re-run of the previous match, with Greeks bulldozing Indians across the board. But some units on the Greek right became weakened, and I moved all the chariots and cavalry to that flank, leaving the Greek left with almost nothing in front of them.

The critical turning-point was the death of the Greek inspired general in a chariot-vs-chariot fight - a fitting way to end this tourney! Hoplites became much easier to disrupt with archery after that, and their right soon collapsed.

Thanks to Ian, to the other players, and most of all to Lord Blackadder for running this fun, innovative tourney! :D

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Re: Chariotfest

Post by Edmund_Blackadder » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Congratulations Londo on victory in the chariot wars. Thanks to everybody on making it an enjoyable and not-too-serious distraction. What is a fitting award for the champion charioteer? The rusty spoke award perhaps? Or the squeaky axle cup? Commiserations to Ian on falling at the last. But it sounds like it was a heroic end!

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