With the mobile uploads having totally failed to work I am now having to try and recall the events of the day.
Using Kallistra figures, terrain and rules, four of us re-fought the Mongol invasion of the west and their battle against the Teutonic Knights at Leipzig in 1241. The two shots below show the Teuton and Mongol deployments - Paul at Kallistra had 'tweaked' the OOBs since the last time the game was played out. Even the tweaks didn't help the Teutons!
Teuton deployment - should be safe enough in that castle!
From the Mongol side
The game started well enough with the Mongol light horse coming forward backed up by heavies. The Teutons had mixes of infantry spear and crossbows inter-spaced with cavalry - mounted knights and mounted crossbow.
Obviously the Mongol light horse moved further and all could shoot being bow armed. I watched whole units of Teuton foot vanish in single arrow storm. Our crossbows just couldn't seem to hit a thing or to do enough damage to worry their target.
|Mongol Heavy Horse|
|Teuton left flank - it all seemed so solid!|
|Then on came the Mongols with their bows...|
|The driven and the isolated!|
|Murray, Will and Dane|
|The crumbling Teuton right|
It all looked very good and it was nice to see so many old friends dropping by the table. The rest of the show (on the Sunday) was quite busy and the competitions were well supported.
As ever there was far to much to tempt you to part with your cash. Will and I picked up lots of things for others and found a great bargain on the bring and buy in the shape of 6mm Baccus Napoleonics. Three armies all unpainted with bases and buildings for about half the bare metal cost. Will has the French and Russians and I have the Austrian army to paint but in that scale and those armies it shouldn't take too long.