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Friday, 14 March 2014

El Cid with Nick



I've not played WAB in a long time, so when Nick asked if I could host a game at the club on Tuesday I jumped at the chance.

I picked two armies for us to use, first of all an Age of El Cid Christian Spanish:


1 Rey 191 pts
Warhorse,Sword, Javelins, Throwing Spear,Heavy Armour, Shield,General
1 Infante 96pts
Warhorse ,Sword, Javelins, Throwing Spear,Heavy Armour, Shield
1 Arminger 107pts
Warhorse, Sword, Heavy Armour, Shield, Army Standard Bearer

10 Caballeros Hildagos 325pts
Warhorse, Sword, Throwing Spear,  Heavy Armour, Shield, Leader, Musician, Standard.
11 Caballeros Hildagos 356pts
Warhorse, Sword, Throwing Spear, Heavy Armour, Shield, Leader, Musician, Standard.
12 Caballeros 339pts
Sword, Throwing Spear, Light Armour, Shield, Leader, Musician, Standard. Light Cavalry, Feigned Flight
9 Jinettes 180pts
Sword, Throwing Spear, Javelins, Shield, Light Cavalry, Feigned Flight
21 Peones 183pts
Thrusting Spear, Javelins, Shield, Leader, Standard, Musician
21 Peones 183pts
Thrusting Spear, Javelins, Shield, Leader, Standard, Musician
10 Skirmishers 40pts
Shortbow, Skirmishers

And an Almoravid African Invaders

1 Emir 165pts
Sword, Light Armour, Shield, General
1 Sayyid 80pts
Sword, Light Armour, Shield
1 Sayyid 88pts
Sword, Light Armour, Shield, Horse
1 Imam 70pts
Sword, Imam
1 Army Standard Bearer 83pts
Sword, Light Armour, Army Standard Bearer

19 Berber Spearmen 172pts
Sword, Thrusting Spear, Javelin, Large Shield, Leader, African Drummers, Standard.
7 Berber Archers 49pts
Composite Bow, Sword, Combined Formation

20 Berber Spearmen 180pts
Sword, Thrusting Spear, Javelin, Large Shield, Leader, African Drummers, Standard.
7 Berber Archers 49pts
Composite Bow, Sword, Combined Formation

20 Berber Spearmen 180pts
Sword, Thrusting Spear, Javelin, Large Shield, Leader, African Drummers, Standard.
7 Berber Archers 49pts
Composite Bow, Sword, Combined Formation
21 Berber Spearmen 167pts
Sword, Thrusting Spear, Javelin, Shield, Leader, African Drummers, Standard.
7 Berber Archers 49pts
Composite Bow, Sword, Combined Formation
21 Berber Spearmen 167pts
Sword, Thrusting Spear, Javelin, Shield, Leader, African Drummers, Standard.
7 Berber Archers 49pts
Composite Bow, Sword, Combined Formation
9 Berber Cavalry 204pts
Sword, Throwing Spear, Javelins, Shield, Leader, Musician, Standard. Light Cavalry, Feigned Flight
9 Berber Cavalry 199pts
Sword, Throwing Spear, Javelins, Shield, Leader, Musician. Light Cavalry, Feigned Flight

Nick chose to use the Almoravids and I took the Spanish.

It went pretty well as could be expected, the Almoravids came on and the Spanish Knights took missile casualties and then struggled to make headway, especially as the Almoravid Spearmen were able to Give Ground against the First Charge.

It was a fairly bloodless affair, both units of Berber horse where lost and as can be expected both units of Peones fared very badly against the Berber Spearmen. I also lost a unit of Caballeros though gifting the game to the Africans.