First of all apologies, the eagle eyes amongst you will have noticed that I managed to press Publish instead of save yesterday on this post. So lots of nice pictures of our game at Partizan with no narrative at all. You may even have preferred it that way, sorry!
So for Partizan we put on a game based around the Spanish Reaconquesta at the time of Rodrigo de Vivar or El Cid. We had played this game a couple of months ago and decided it would look good at the show, so with some minor amends (mainly using terrain of Andy and Rich from Legendary Wargames) we were off.
I did the armies list and lay out etc last time here http://gapagnw.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/hail-cid-aar.html so I wont go through the whole thing again, just give you the briefest of overviews and leave you with the pictures.
The Muslims had the majority of their heavier foot troops in the centre too hoping to close the gaps around the ruined fort and fill the ruins with missile troops, Ru=Richard H was CinC and commanded the centre. The rest of their foot was on their right facing the Asturian lighter troops and hoping to hold a hill flanked by woods and block the Christians. Mark held the left with the light cavalry and a smaller force of heavy cavalry against the massed Knights of the Christians. Neither side had much idea what the other had or where until it was far too late.
In the centre Richard seized the ruin but poor command dice prevented him linking his forces up in a solid line and Chris C's heavy foot ground forward towards the tents of Ben Yusuf.
Meanwhile Mark managed to drive back Andy's three units of light Christian Cavalry destroying one in the process but his lights stood little chance against the column of Knights who gradually ground him and back and broke unit after unit.
A lovely game with an entirely different outcome to the last one despite the same terrain and forces being involved. Thanks gents, it played well and seemed to be well received by the punters on the day.