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

Post by Bluefin » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:55 pm

Division D

Bluefin (Syracusan) defeats SawyerK (Seleucid) 62-48.

The rally cry was big in this one and ultimately turned the tide. Otherwise, great battle that could've gone either way. Thanks for the game!

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here

Post by harveylh » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:39 pm

Division A

harveylh - Arab (Umayyad) 685-750 AD (no allies) defeats Triarii - Dailami 928-1055 AD (Arab (Syria/Iraq) 1009-1150 AD allies), 60-33.

Great game with my opponent who played well particularly with his LC, but was hampered by three Arab MI bow on a hill overlooking the center of the battlefield that disrupted seven of his units over the course of the game.

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Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Post by lydianed » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:30 pm

Division B

A couple of results not in the lists:

desertedfox (Egyptian) defeated (some time ago!) lydianed (Lydian) 66:39


lydianed (Lydians) drew with uneducated (Hebrew) 53:36

(2-2)

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Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Post by lydianed » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:12 pm

Division B

lydianed (Lydians) defeated Barrold713 (Corinthians) 46:18

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Re: Biblical: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by lydianed » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:17 pm

Division B

lydianed (Lydians) challenges Ulysisgrunt (Cypriot) pw: Ulysisgrunt

PM sent.

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Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Post by MikeMUC » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:31 pm

Division B

MikeMUC - Assyrian defeated uneducated - Hebrew 64-49

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

Post by uneducated » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:52 pm

Division D
uneducated (Jewish 163-111 BC) defeats MikeMarchant (Roman 105-25 BC) 60/53

Match Void - already Played

Sorry to be a pooper but you two have already played this match . . .

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

Post by MikeMarchant » 07 Jun 2019 21:18
Division D

MikeMarchant - Roman 105-25 BC beat uneducated (Jewish 163-111 BC) - 64/24

stockwellpete



The Battle of Whirlpool

There is a pool in Judea. Its waters are red with blood.

I started this battle, as every battle, with only the faintest hope of winning. The only prospect was to somehow capture the high ground on the left flank by moving at breakneck speed and, in fact, running faster on foot than MikeMarchant could move with his horse.

I got off to a flying start, but his weather eye too quickly saw my intention and his horse beat me to the North of the Whirlpool before I could arrange my line. The head of my column were frantic to break through his horse, or the entire line would be left out of position.

By some battle turning fortune, a Zealot, frothing with conviction somehow punched through and allowed the column to continue its move onto the banks to the West of Whirlpool. The entire battle revolved around that pool. The armies chased each other around and around it, each thinking they were pushing the other down into the vortex. First one side were crawling out of it, then the other. Combatants on all sides vied with each other to fill the Whirlpool with more and yet more blood. The armies turned each other, the Whirlpool all the time filling, filling with blood.

Some of the fiercest fighting I ever encountered was against veteran Roman Legionaries stood on a hill, overlooking Whirlpool, and steadfastly remaining till the very end.

Finally, I was left in disbelief, as the fighting ended, and we were left to wash our horny feet on the banks of Whirlpool.

You couldn't hope to meet a more pleasant, informed and helpful player than MikeMarchant. Thank you very much for the game!
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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by MikeMarchant » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:59 pm

The Battle of Whirlpool Heights

Lining up in their traditional chequerboard pattern, the Romans faced large numbers of zealots and raw pike opposite them but offset toward the Roman right flank. As the legionaries began their march forward, the Jewish army quickly darted off even further wide of the Roman right flank. A brilliant strategy by the Jewish commander to occupy a high ridge behind a whirlpool that threatened to swallow one army or the other.

The Legatus gave the order to turn the legion through 90 degrees.

Actually, the Legatus simply had a quiet word with the Camp Prefect, who barked at the Primus Pilus, who then shouted very, very loudly until all the other Centurions cottoned on and echoed the command from cohort down to century with their own bellows.

Two neat rows of highly disciplined legionaries turned to their right and marched swiftly towards the ridge. The Lagatus could see the Jews massing on the ridge, but there wasn’t a lot of space for them and they weren’t professional enough to get themselves organised properly, the way an army like the Romans would. A large number of raw pike were leading the Jewish formation and served to bottle up the zealots behind. Ahead of the raw pike was a mass of light foot, with little space for them to manoeuvre.

Seeing a chance to strike the enemy lights and keep the pike bottled up with their best troops caged behind, the Legatus sent the cavalry reserve forward to engage the lights. At the same time, he detached a small vexillation of legionaries to march to the opposite end of the ridge where the Jewish commander had left a small rear-guard.

The Roman cavalry hammered into the lights, causing absolute chaos, and light troops were routing all over the place. Roman cavalry, despite having been given endless lessons on this, decided to pursue the routing lights through the packed Jewish army where they were guaranteed to be surrounded and slaughtered. They were lucky to be killed by the enemy, because they would not have had such an easy time of it had they returned to camp.

Pursuing routing enemy troops across an open field is one thing, but a desire to do so through a packed army to certain death is the sort of thing that should be queried on the application form for any prospective equites. Anyone ticking that box should instead be stripped naked, painted blue and sold to the Brits as surplus to requirements.

The legionaries arrived shortly after the cavalry and began a life and death struggle fighting their way uphill against the raw pike. Given the Jews were unable to bring many units to bear on such a narrow frontage it ought to have been a routine task, but no-one had told the raw pike that they were raw, clearly they had delusions of marching with Alexander’s army. Legionaries were soon turning and running, giving the Jews the space to loose their zealots on the remaining legionaries in the second rank.

The Roman position quickly disintegrated as the zealots and raw pike flanked the Romans on both sides. Never a pretty sight. One brave cohort, fragmented, but trying to hold the heights opposite managed to rally to good order and held back the tide like half of Moses with half of the Red Sea, but he was only one and they were many. These brave legionaries might all have received great honour for their courage that day, but for the fact Plutarch was on holiday and wasn’t there to record it.

At the other end of the ridge the Romans were having no such problems, cutting through the weak rear-guard, until (what’s the collective noun for a group zealots?) a dreary of zealots refused to let the legionaries past. Turn after turn they were hammered and refused to budge, turn after turn after turn, until finally they were reduced to a fragmented status. And yet still... fragmented and assailed on three sides, they continued to resist, turn after turn after turn until finally they auto-routed.

By the time the route was thrown open it was too late. The roman right had all but disintegrated and though the Roman left started to tear through the remainder of the rear-guard, they were having to fight a rear-guard action of their own, with their last surviving general holding back the Jewish tide, rather more successfully than Canute.

The battle was one that swirled around this whirlpool flanked by ridges, and in the end it was the sons of Romulus sucked to Hades through it.

This was an immensely enjoyable battle, as was my last with uneducated, and I am profoundly grateful to him for both the fun of the battle and the fun of the conversation as the battle unfolded.


Best Wishes

Mike

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Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Ulysisgrunt » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:17 pm

Division B

Ulysisgrunt (Cypriots) defeated Barrold713(Corinthians) 66 to35

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

Post by deve » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:33 pm

deve (Dailami + Khorosanians) issued challenges to

Doyley50
edb1815
Ulysisgrunt
desertedfox
batesmotel

password: 1234

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here

Post by batesmotel » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:38 pm

Division C

batesmotel (Khorasanian) beat Doyley50 (Viking) 64%-26%

Thanks for the game. Played on a map with more terrain than either army really wanted.

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

Post by Nijis » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:28 pm

Division B challenges issued...

Nijis (Seleucids) vs

nyczar - Roman 105-25 BC, password is nyczar
SpeedyCM - Spanish 300-100 BC, password is speedy
Trogilus - Carthaginian, Hannibal in Africa 202 BC - trogilus

Messages sent. Good luck to all!

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

Post by Nijis » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:29 pm

Division B

Challenge issued from Nijis (Abbasids) to SpeedyCM - Rus 960-1053 AD (Polish 966-1057 AD allies)

Password is speedy

Good luck!

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

Post by harveylh » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:23 am

Division A

harveylh - Arab City 300-633 AD challenges Nosy_Rat - Hunnic Western 376-454 AD, password “late”, PM sent.

harveylh - Arab City 300-633 AD challenges pantherboy - Indian 320-545 AD, password “late”, PM sent.

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

Post by phoyle3290 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:45 am

Div D

phoyle3290 - (Carthaginian 216-203 BC) defeats Bluefin - (Syracusan 280-211 BC) - 42-16

Thanks for the game!

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

Post by phoyle3290 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:50 am

Div D

phoyle3290 - Carthaginian 216-203 BC challenges KiFi - Macedonian 320-261 BC

Password KiFi

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

Post by phoyle3290 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:50 am

Div D

phoyle3290 - Carthaginian 216-203 BC challenges SawyerK - Seleucid 205-167 BC

Password SawyerK

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

Post by ruskicanuk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:14 am

Division A

ruskicanuk - Romano-British 407-599 AD defeats NikiforosFokas - Jewish Revolt 66-135 AD, 48 - 22

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

Post by pantherboy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:06 am

Division A

pantherboy (Indians) beat nyczar (Scots-Irish) 60-46

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

Post by MikeMarchant » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:09 am

Division D

MikeMarchant (Roman 105-25 BC) defeated SawyerK (Seleucid 205-167 BC): 70/38

This was a batle shaped by the terrain.

A largely open battlefield was dominated by large patches of rough ground and so the Romans deployed with as much MF as possible, while the Selceucids were unable to match their number. Legionaries lined up in the open gaps between the rocky patches and MF lined up in the rough. The Seleucids packed their pike to their right flank where there was more open ground, with their cataphracts in position to threaten the Roman left.

The early contacts were inconclusive, with the Seleucids having a slight edge, but this battle was largely a waiting game. Much pike had to be turned to face the MF trying to flank them through the rough, and the two sides simply faced each other off, neither able to charge the other. The remaining MF continued its attempt to encirlce, while the main line continued to melee inconclusively. The cataphracts were slow enough in their advance on the Roman left to allow the Romans throw a blocking force of a couple of raw legionary cohorts, supported by a regular cohort, and the Seleucid flanking move was stalled. The Romans did not expect to win that fight on their left flank, but they didn't need to - they just needed to buy enough time.

The breakthrough came in the main line, where a legionary cohort managed to temporarily shock a pike unit, just on the corner of the rough. The MF unit charged in and then chaos followed as the Roman's broke through this corner, feeding more and more units to the Seleucid rear. The fighting here was intense as both sides realised this development could be the turning point of the entire battloe. At the same time the MF finally made it's way around the Seleucid left flank and started to pour units to the rear and into the Seleucid flank.

There was still a hard fight to follow as the Seleucid pike refused to concede ground against the eager Romans. Pike started to form square, Romans surrounded the squares, but left them unchallenged, while the Roman army switched its focus to their left flank. By this time the cataphracts were beginning to break through the Roman holding force, but some fell to rear attackes by charging MF who'd made it far enough across the battlefield, and the remaining cataphracts found their breakthrough stalling against an organised Roman line of legionaries, reformed to face them. All Seleucid forces on that flank were surrounded and defeated in detail, leaving the last few Seleucid units in the centre in square and surrounded by an ever increasing number of jailors.

A courageous last ditch effort from the Seleucdi pike saw them leave square to re-take up the fight, but the odds were hopeless, and the sun set on their ambitions for their waning empire.

Another really great game, against another really great player. Thanks SawyerK.


That concludes my participation in this section of the Digital League for this season and I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all those I have played against. Every game, win or lose, has been very enjoyable and has been played in the best possible spirit. What could be better?

Also, sincere and profound thanks to Pete, for the immense amount of hard work he puts into running this competition for us, and running it so well. Thanks, Pete.


Best Wishes

Mike

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