Based on the troops I had I picked a couple of smallish armies (about 240pts each)
Almorhavid: 5 units of Berber Medium Infantry with spears & bows, 1 unit of Berber Medium Infantry with bows, 1 unit of Hasham Guard Heavy Cavalry (tough fighters) and 2 units of Berber Light Cavalry (feigned flight)
Christian Spanish: 2 units of Peones Medium Infantry with spears & bows, 1 unit of Guard Heavy Infantry with spears, 1 unit of Aqueros Light Infantry with crossbows, 1 unit of Caballeros Hildagos Heavy Cavalry (tough fighters), 2 units of Caballeros Medium Cavalry and 2 units of Jinetes Light Cavalry (feigned flight)
|Cavalry pass behind the infantry|
I drew a quick map and Nick deployed is troops, unfortunately my cavalry was facing his infantry and vise-versa. On my first move I ordered the two to switch sides and rolled very well, pretty much accomplishing this feat.
Nick launched the Berber foot into mine and had won both combats and destroyed my two units of Peones - I rolled a 3 and a 4 for each of the break tests!
|Solid Berber battle line!|
To make things worse the Caballeros Hildagos were caught out and mobbed up on by the Berber infantry and were soon also destroyed. My Caballeros turned the tide of the battle though charging into the flank of a Berber spear block, breaking the unit and shattering that command. The Hasham Guard cavalry mopped up my other Caballeros but were looking rather shaky themselves.
My Jinetes saw off a unit of the Berber light cavalry and soon the table was looking pretty bare. I had a unit of Caballeros and two Jinetes, Nick had his Hasham Guard and a unit of Berber light horse, we were both teetering on the brink!
A fine end to the game.
So far then, the Berbers have won the WAB game and the Hail Caesar has been a draw. We'll have to give it a try with War and Conquest or Clash of Arms next.