To say the win was a surprise is an understatement. This was a tremendous battle that looked like it only had one result when the main lines met. Note to self: Irregular MF really offer no resistance to Roman legions, Close Order Warbands and Scutarii. I learnt a lot as I'd never played this type of army before.Kabill wrote:Iberia once again proves a stubborn target for Spain. Landing by sea, the Spanish army advances up the coast at speed, drawing off a part of the Iberian force. Arrayed, the Spanish attack with confidence, gaining early dominance on their left flank and moving reserves to hold while the main force looks to close with the core Iberian infantry. The initial Spanish assault is powerful and dissolves the Iberian line, but an ambush sprung from a thin line of woods on the right flank causes a panic in the Spanish ranks. Meanwhile, the holding force on the Spanish left fail to press their advantage and a cavalry reserve pushes past the main Spanish line to attack them from the rear. On a knife-edge, with troops scattered across the battlefield, both sides fight fiercely, until the Spanish finally move into position to vanquish the Iberian ambushers. But, as they prepare their final charge, one of the core Spanish warbands is panicked by routing cavalry and, attempting to withdraw to a secure position, loses its nerve and puts them to flight.
Spain (kabill) loses to Iberia 1 (played by morbio), 60-59
Kabill: Thanks for a tremendous game and I feel for your loss, particularly the way it came!