KnG, 2xKn, LH, Bd, 6xAx, Ps
I went with Ax instead of Wb because I wanted the faster units.
The Lombard army was scary:
KnG, 6xKn, 3xBw, 2xWb
The Lombards were the defenders and they put down a road, gentle hills and some woods. I wanted the woods to advance through so I chose that side and got it.
|After the first few bounds|
|Romans 0 - Lombards 1|
|Roman knights behaving rashly|
|Roman LH behaving judiciously|
|Romans 0 - Lombards 4|
- I lost this game because I got intimidated. I think my strategy of using my Ax in the woods to lock down the enemy Kn was a good one. But on the left my mounted wing was too afraid of the enemy Bw. If I'd had more Ax on the left I could have used them for Bw hunting and used my Kn and LH for overlaps. I would have had to advance more slowly to give myself more time to get the Ax over to that side though.
- When I did send the Bd and Ax to the right I should have sent them much wider and had a unit of Kn available to screen his Kn.
- Both of the above points tell me that my setup was not flexible enough. I should have set-up something like this: [LH] [Kn] [KnG] [Ax] [Ax] [Ax] [Ax] [Ax] [Ax] [Kn] [Kn] [Ps] with all of the Ax behind the woods. This would have allowed me to advance the Ax in column into the woods if necessary but also have the Ax wide enough to get them to the flanks if necessary.