Sunday, May 29, 2011

DBMM League Game Teutons vs Later Swiss

Played Dbmm game today opening game in Ulster League (1300AD Onwards) using Teutonics (kindly on load from John Brittain again) against Seamus and his mighty Later Swiss. 
Swiss as always set up on one corner in defensive box flanked by two woods. 
So either I attack this with my tiny army or go for 12-13 non-fighting draw (Swiss were invaders) guess which approach I chose ? :-) 
So....... I decided to take large risk and send one of my three commands (with the three Kn wedges) on an outflank on my left (in behind one wood) whilst remaining two commands went up the middle. 
This turned into a good game as my flank march managed to arrive on fourth turn just as my other commands got into action. 
Flung both sets of knights into combat and then watched as both commands broke in two successive turns. I did have chance with outflanking General to gain an advantage versus Swiss pike line but he failed. Nothing in Swiss army fears anything in mine as Pike can hold Knights and the BdX (Halbardiers)  have quick kill versus Kn in both bounds. I had decent Pips (except on one crucial turn) but a bad run of one's in combat did not help my cause. 
Very hard to counter Swiss who use this defensive set-up as quite easy to get at least one wood to anchor a flank and usually two. 
Its just not in me to play a non-event drawn game as I would rather lose 25-0 which is just as well really as thats what happened to my 'Do or Die'  :-)

Teutonic foot deploy

Teutonic CiC Command deploys

Foot advances (Bombard ArtS was waste as deployed too far back)

Swiss right 

Swiss left

Swiss defensive box is formed

Teutonic outflank arrives

Teutons advance against the box

Teutons get ready to charge to doom.........................
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