Saturday, 5 December 2015

El Cid Campaign Day 2015. Game 3

The last few games of round two took some time to finish, so James and I, finding oursleves opposite on anoher by a psare table decided that we'd play each other in the final round. This was good, I always enjoy playing against James, and we don't get to do it as often as we should. Plus his armies still look lovely, more than ten years on from their first apearance in the El Cid book.

He had a hill, and I'd be attacking up it.

 The Christian knights push forward on my right

 The cavalry screen mount the lower slopes

 Jinettes, javelinating the knights

 Purge the apostates!

 More javelin based sneakiness

 Al Morris, stays secure on his slope

 Steady advance to the sound of double drums

 They're behind us

 Knights versus knights.

 Scared by the Kamel Korps the Andalusian cavalry flee


 Then rally

 Unlike the Christian mercenaries...

 ...pursued by jinettes

 The glorious Kamel Korps!

 The sayid attempts to scarper, but is hemmed in

 And still the light cavalry continue harrassing

 Throw, retreat, rinse, repeat

The white line ignores them

This was a splendid game. James cavalry spent most of it pursuing my fleeing sayid around the board in serch of vistory points. My Christian knights once again disgraced themselves and I ran out of turns to make a full frontal assault on the hill. However it was a close run thing and ended in a bloody stand off. So my chocolate hoard remained safe.

All in all it was a very good day out. 
Huge thanks to Scrivs for organising this. Hope we can get an Age of Arthur one in early next year.

Nice to dust the Almoravids off and give WAB a day in the sun. James and I both felt WAB was showing its age a bit - it feels a little fussy in places - but it does give a good sized game in a relatively short period of time.
Though both of us wondered how we'd ever found the time to paint armies that big.


  1. Another fabulous looking game. Inspiring, for sure!

  2. Looks smashing! sadly I wasn't able to pop down on the day