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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Morbio » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Division B

Morbio (Roman 105-25 BC with Numidian/Moorish 55 BC- 6 AD ally) defeated phoyle3290 (Carthaginian (Hannibal in Italy) 216-203) 53 - 28

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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: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by MikeMarchant » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:49 pm

Bluefin wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Division C

Bluefin (Kappadokian) defeated MikeMarchant (Seleucid with Jewish Ally) 43-13.

With "O Fortuna" playing as a backdrop, the inspired Team Kappa charged like a pack of wild chihuahuas toward the Seleucid army without worry, overwhelming their opponentswith its large number of medium troops. Taking advantage of some early skirmishes that went it's way (except for that Marsh Man), Team Kappa was able to claim victory.

Thanks for the game -- we always seem to have some pretty good match-ups!
Thanks, Bluefin, it was a great game to add to our catalogue. I think, fearing your vastly superior numbers and all the rough terrain on the field, I was too passive. To try to sit in a defensive formation, relying on 'enclosures' to protect me was probably not the wisest of strategies, unlike your inspiring "Charge!"

Look forward to the next.


Best Wishes

Mike

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

Post by Morbio » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:16 pm

Division B

Morbio (Roman 197-284 AD with Arab 312 BC - 299 AD ally) defeated GeneralShapur (Kingdom of Soissons 461-486 AD) 41 - 5

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

Post by Morbio » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:28 pm

Division B

Morbio (Roman 197-284 AD with Arab 312 BC - 299 AD ally) defeated paulmcneil( Ancient British 60 BC-80 AD and Roman 24 -196 AD Ally) 62 - 25

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

Post by Barrold713 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:48 pm

Division D for Diligent

Barrold713 (Palmyran) defeats General Kostas (Frankish) 62-47

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Cunningcairn » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:54 pm

Division A

Cunningcairn - Ptolemaic 55-30 BC with Roman 105-25 BC ally beat MikeC_81 - Roman 199-106 BC with Greek 227 BC ally by 70% to 35%

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Re: XLegione has won Late Antiquity Division B!

Post by XLegione » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:00 pm

Many thanks!

Devoncop I wait for you in the A Division very soon ;-)

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Re: XLegione has won Late Antiquity Division B!

Post by devoncop » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:41 pm

XLegione wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Many thanks!

Devoncop I wait for you in the A Division very soon ;-)

The protagonists in "Waiting for Godot" will have to wait less long than you for that to happen :D

I am the living embodiment of splendid mediocrity :wink:

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

Post by IMC » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:28 pm

Late Antiquity Division B

IMC - Roman 24 BC–196 AD with Sarmatian ally defeated General Shapur - Kingdom of Soissons 461-486 AD 42% v 11%

Thanks for the game.

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Re: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by MikeMarchant » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:23 pm

Division C

Challenge up:

MikeMarchant (Seleucid 124-63 BCE - Allies: Jewish) challenges Karvon (Sarmatian 350 BC-24 AD) - Password: SPQR - PM sent

Best of luck, Karvon.


Best Wishes

Mike

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by fikabo » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 pm

Division C

fikabo (Jewish with Romans) defeated Bluefin (Kappadokian) 53% -14%

When game start I was afraid of number of Bluefin units. With help of enclosure I avoid flank attacks and horse attack on left wing.
On the right wing I had to constantly maneuver to avoid attacks from the flank. Skirmishes disrupt many units and then attack of heavy infantry generate chain rout frequently.

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by fikabo » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 pm

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by fikabo » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:14 pm

Division C

fikabo (Jewish with Romans) defeated Dzon Vejn (Saka with allies) 62:35%

I made a mistake when choosing units to play: I only selected infantry and skirmishes (no horses or elephants) and I had to fight with an army of horses.
I thought that in this configuration I have no chance to avoid attacks from the flank, so I back to enclosure at the end of the map.
Only my skirmishes take an open battle with tragic consequences.
I kept the infantry in enclosure with only a few counterattacks outside and tried to destroy every horse that goes inside.
I was hoping that would draw this game, but at the end of the game I managed to destroy all the heavy horses (Dzon Vejn had only some nomad arches, one elephant and many skirmishes), so I decide to attack.
I manage to route the Elephant and 2 or 3 Nomad arches (using my light horse as the first attack, and then, when Nomad arches are not evade, I attack on foot). I won at the last moment (in round 24).

I think a draw would be fairer.

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Re: Late Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by gamercb » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:02 am

Division D

gamercb (Roman 313-378 AD) challenges Ulysisgrunt (Kingdom of Soissons 461-486 AD). pw venividi. pm sent

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Re: Early Middle Ages; arrange your matches here . . .

Post by gamercb » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:14 am

Division D

gamercb ( Rus 960-1053 AD) challenges Garokan (Byzantine 963-987 AD). pw vodka. pm sent

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

Post by rs2excelsior » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:31 am

Division D

rs2excelsior (Byzantine) beat gamercb (Roman) 51-24

A battle once again dominated by an open field. The Romans deployed in a fairly standard formation, with their infantry in the center and cavalry on each flank. The Byzantines placed their infantry in a forest on their right, held back from the main fighting, and their lancers in three lines on the left, screened by heavy and light horse archers. The Byzantine left wing pressed forward early, the archers harassing the Roman foot, while the first two lines of lancers wrapped around the Roman right wing cavalry. The Roman's left cavalry wing was pushing forward, so the third line wheeled around to screen the main cavalry force from being outflanked. The Byzantine left managed to see off the Roman cataphracts and other cavalry pretty quickly due to some flank attacks, and turned to meet the main line of infantry, while the third line cavalry was running into some trouble against the remaining Roman cavalry and part of the infantry wing. I committed the legio comitatensis from their hiding place in the woods, hitting the Romans in the flank and turning the tide of that battle. Although the Byzantine left could not make much progress against the plumbata-armed Roman foot, they harassed the Romans with arrow fire while the breakthrough on the Byzantine right pushed the scores over the 25% lead needed to win.

A screenshot of the battle showing the zig-zagging battle line, just after the Roman's right flank cavalry had been seen off and the Byzantine infantry committed against the Roman left.
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Well played gamercb, it was an enjoyable match!

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:00 am

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:00 am

Weekly round-up
Unbeaten in 7 matches Geffalrus (Antigonid) is still on top in Division A, but harveylh (Syracusan) moved a bit closer with his fifth win this week. Further down the table both MikeC_81 (Roman) and Triarii (Hannibal in Italy) could still put in a late challenge if they end the season on a winning run but it would need something special from both players including victories in their matches against Geffalrus. MorkinTheFree (Pontic) is now odds-on to be relegated in his first season in the top flight. Morbio (Roman) has blasted his way to the automatic promotion place from Division B after registering 4 wins this week, including a victory against the previous leader herm (also Roman). desertedfox (Antigonid) can take second place if he beats fourth-placed lydianed (SAmnite) in his last match. At the bottom Ulysisgrunt (Jewish) will be relegated for a second consecutive season unless he can get 3 points from his last 2 matches against oscarius (Thracian Hellenistic) and phoyle3290 (Hannibal in Italy) to move above Najanaja (Pontic). Still all to play for in Division C but fikabo (Jewish) is looking the most likely to take the top spot from current leader edb1815 (Thracian Hellenistic) after securing his fifth win from 5 starts this week. Further down the table batesmotel (Roman) and Karvon (Sarmatian) remain unbeaten and General Shapur (Spanish) has 3 wins from 4 starts. All three players are still to play fikabo. In Division D newcomer Schweetness101 (Hannibal in Africa) has won automatic promotion from Division D finishing 8 points ahead of three players who have tied in second place, namely cromlechi (Egyptian), SLancaster (Indo-Greek) and vakarr (Thracian).

Unbeaten runs of 3 matches or more
Geffalrus (Division A) 7 matches
harveylh (Division A) 4 matches
Sennacherib (Division A) 3 matches
desertedfox (Division B) 5 matches
Morbio (Division B) 5 and finished
batesmotel (Division C) 4 matches
edb1815 (Division C) 6 matches
fikabo (Division C) 5 matches
General Shapur (Division C) 3 matches
Karvon (Division C) 5 matches

Match completion rate (45 matches in total to be played in each division)
Division A - 36 out of 45 matches completed :D
Division B - 40 out of 45 matches completed :D
Division C - 31 out of 45 matches completed :D
Division D - 40 out of 45 matches completed :D

These are generally excellent match completion rates.

Player of the week
Morbio (Division B) with 4 wins this week winning automatic promotion to Division A. :D

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Re: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:49 am

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