I had written up a more complete battle report, but some vagary of using Blogger on the phone while it was still open on the laptop meant I lost everything I'd added on the phone.
On Saturday James and I played a rather splendid game of Midgard using my El Cid collection in preparation for our game at Partizan next month.
James used the Almoravids while I played the Spaniards. It was also a first outing for my Geek Villain "El Alemain" mat.
I've added a few comments to the pictures, but have lost the will to do a complete re-write.
|The Caballeros get stuck in|
|El Cid leads the charge on the Spanish right|
|On the Spanish left they don't fare so well, against the odds the Africans prevail|
|El Cid and his Caballeros strike hard|
|In the first of many challenges of the game, Christian swordsmanship prevails|
|It does not go all the way of the Africans on my left, my Ballesteros, against the odd, beat up the camel riders|
|Despite their successes on their right, the Almoravid left and centre crumbles.|
|Almoravid horse are free on my left, but it's too late|
|King Pedro leads another successful charge deep into the Almoravid lines|
A great game with lots of action and plenty of heroic combat that the Spanish seemed to get ahead on this time.
James did not delete all his text and has a much more complete report over on his blog.