Geffalrus wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Group 2 (Alexander's Conquests)
Geffalrus (Thracian Triballi) defeated MikeMarchant (Indians) 45-4 ..... good game to my opponent who was dealt some truly terrible elephant luck.
The Thracian Triballi arrived in India as an allied force within Alexander's conquering army. Splitting off to partake in the plundering of a local Hindu temple, the warbands were blocked by a large force of elephants and archers. Both sides formed up, with the Indian army adopting a thin center of elephants and archers, while weighting the wings with melee infantry, cavalry, and more archers. Screened by a mass of peltasts, the warbands charged forward and tied up the elephants just long enough for reserve units of Thracian spears to infiltrate the melee and flank the elephants. In the space of two turns of combat, 5 elephant units chain routed and sent the Indian center into flight. Sadly, most of the Thracian army died of exotic bowel ailments that were the result of over-eating local curry in the battle's aftermath.
Things start to go badly for the elephants as the Thracians activate a Zerg swarm maneuver......
Sadly, our strategy was severey undermined by a dodgy catapult salesman. He was supposed to supply us with tremendous catapults, absolutely tremendous, which would have allowed us to launch the curries into the Thracian camp on the eve of battle. Anticipating the Thracian overindulgnece with the curries, and the consequent exotic bowel movements, we'd imagined an easy stroll across the battlefield while Thracian all about waved little white flags in the form of Andrex.
We only trusted him bcause he was the leader of an elephant party, and his name reminded us of our own adorable pachyderms, but the absolutely tremendous catapults failed to arrive, and the catapult salesman was nowhere to be found. Having left our unneeded, but brave, warriors at home, we'd fielded little more than curry cooks and elephants. And it was the Thracians who Trumped us. So sad, so tremdously, tremndously sad.
Great game, Geffalrus, and one in which I was well outplayed.