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Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 6:59 pm
by fogman
some close games

SOLACHON
Romans (74/80) vs Sasanians (82/80)
fogman 10.3
iandavidsmith 9.3

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TAGINAE
Romans (36/40) vs Ostrogoths (34/34)
fogman 10.0
Edmund 9.0

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 7:21 pm
by fogman
ROUND 21: THE SWORD OF ALLAH

Seemingly out of nowhere, the 7th century saw the birth of a vast empire. The energy and belligerence of the desert tribes of Arabia, united by Islam, were channelled into wars of conquests of astonishing speed and efficiency, much of it due to superior military leadership, especially that of Khalid ibn al-Walid, ’the sword of Allah’.

AQRABA 632
The death of the prophet Mohamed sparked the ‘Apostasy wars’ when many tribes that had submitted to his leadership revolted and put forth their own prophet. The largest and most dangerous of these were the Banu Hanifa. To bring them back under control, the new Rashidun caliph called upon Khalid ibn al-Walid. On the plains of Aqraba, the two armies clashed, famously along a gully and culminating in a last stand in a walled garden.


YARMOUK RIVER 636
With the Arabian tribes firmly under control, the Rashidun caliphate turned northwards against the once mighty Roman and Sasanian empires. After fighting against the Sasanians in Iraq, Khalid ibn al-Walid was sent to the Syrian front against the Romans. The aging emperor Heraclius, who less than ten years earlier, had defeated the Sasanians in a titanic struggle, had cobbled together a large army but could no longer lead. The confrontation came near the Yarmouk river and it was to be decisive.

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Challenges:

AQRABA

BANU HANIFAH vs RASHIDUN

allendeuce vs edmund
edmund vs fogman
huskie vs mcfcivo
londo vs iandavidsmith
iandavidsmith vs huskie
fogman vs londo
mcfcivo vs allendeuce

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YARMOUK RIVER

ROMANS vs RASHIDUN

allendeuce vs huskie
edmund vs iandavidsmith
huskie vs londo
londo vs allendeuce
iandavidsmith vs fogman
fogman vs mcfcivo
mcfcivo vs edmund

First named initiates challenge. No fog of war, no double moves, password.
So Huskie, you have to challenge mcfcivo for Aqraba (as Banu Hanifah) and londo for Yarmouk (as Romans).

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 7:29 pm
by fogman
Scenario files.

Fm Aqraba 632
Fm Aqraba 632.zip
(7.39 KiB) Downloaded 46 times
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Fm Yarmouk River 636
Fm Yarmouk River 636.zip
(8.5 KiB) Downloaded 52 times

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 6:29 pm
by fogman
can I have an update on the status of your games?
jim, you can post our result.

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:11 am
by mcfcivo
Result in for Taginae, a draw...or a points win for me...one of the 2:-)

Romans (me) 30/40 Goths 31/34 (Londo)

We managed to get full value for our money in this one, Londos last few Gothic HC holding out till the end of the 12th turn.....one more and they might have gone....but we'll never know:-)
Well played Londo!

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:28 am
by Londo
Solachon
Londo (Romans) 70/80 - Fogman (Persians) 83/80

Taginae
Londo (Romans) 32/40 - Ian (Ostrogoths) 37/34

When I first looked at Taginae, I was surprised by the strength of the Roman archery markers - superior armoured cavalry! But then I read up a bit about the battle, and I understand - there were thousands of archers firing away at the Goth horsemen as they advanced. Kind of a "Charge of the Light Brigade" situation; the Goths never really had a chance. These must surely be the toughest markers in any Fogman scenario?

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:35 pm
by fogman
There have been tougher markers to prevent people from going their direction. but those are probably the toughest you have to attack frontally.

We will start the next round by next weekend. Have a look at the scenarios by playing solo. Huskie you’re still in?

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:26 pm
by Huskie
Yes, I'm still in

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:01 am
by fogman
MATCHUPS ARE UP, see 3 May’s post.

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:38 am
by mcfcivo
Challenges posted for:-

Jim - Aqraba - Pw deuce
Richard - Yarmouk River - Pw roman

see you both soon:-)

cheers,

Andy.

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:02 pm
by Huskie
Challenges up

Aqraba PW: mcfcivo
Yarmouk River PW: londo

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:20 pm
by iandavidsmith
Challenges posted

AQRABA

BANU HANIFAH vs RASHIDUN
iandavidsmith vs huskie
password = huskie

YARMOUK RIVER

ROMANS vs RASHIDUN
iandavidsmith vs fogman
password = fogman

Good luck

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 11:14 pm
by fogman
Challenges:

Aqraba vs londo
pw: londo


Yarmouk vs mcfcivo
pw: civo

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:38 pm
by Edmund_Blackadder
Challenges up for Fogman and iandavidsmith.
Aqraba password Fogm
Yarmouk River password Iand

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 8:17 pm
by mcfcivo
Victory for me over Jim at Arqaba Banu Hanifa 82/88 Rashidun 70/70.

Very close!!!

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 1:18 pm
by Huskie
AQRABA HUSKIE V. MCFCIVO

DRAW (Banu Hanifa 92/88 Rashidun 74/70)

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:32 pm
by Londo
Yarmouk River - thanks for the game Huskie!

Londo (Arabs) 59/67 - Huskie (Romans) 93/92

Fogman, a question about Arab infantry. In the standard game, they're almost all identical "Warrior" HF spearmen. However in your scenarios, there are two types - protected HF def spear, and unprotected MF with LS. Are they basically the same tribesmen, just some in looser order? Or were there two distinct types of infantry fighting in different ways, with different kit?

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:33 pm
by allendeuce
Hello all,
Long overdue battle result report.
allendeuce as the Romans at Yarmouk River, vs. huskie;
Romans win, 68/67, giving allendeuce 10 points
Arabs (huskie) not a win, 79/92, giving huskie 8.6 points
Good game, huskie!
Jim, aka allendeuce

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:00 pm
by Huskie
AQRABA
Banu Hanifa (iandavidsmith) 95/88 Rashidun (Huskie) 65/70 --good game iandavidsmith)!!--

to the above posts: Good game!! @Londo @allendeuce

Re: LORDS OF HISTORY (the ultimate edition)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:33 am
by fogman
Londo wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:32 pm
Yarmouk River - thanks for the game Huskie!

Londo (Arabs) 59/67 - Huskie (Romans) 93/92

Fogman, a question about Arab infantry. In the standard game, they're almost all identical "Warrior" HF spearmen. However in your scenarios, there are two types - protected HF def spear, and unprotected MF with LS. Are they basically the same tribesmen, just some in looser order? Or were there two distinct types of infantry fighting in different ways, with different kit?
Early Muslim armies were tribal in nature and structure. Every male tribesman was a fighter. Therefore there was a large range of fighting capabilities. You could say the MF were the younger, poorer tribesmen. Alternatively, they could be the same men fighting in more open order, gaining in mobility to the detriment of combat effectiveness.

Just finished working on the scenarios for July-August. Islamic armies fighting at the two edges of their empire: Spain (Guadalate River 711) and Central Asia (Talas River 751). Two very different types of battles recounting the fall of another barbarian successor state (as the Visigoths disappeared following the Ostrogoths and the Vandals) for the former and exciting Tang Chinese-Arab clash with Turks thrown in for the latter.