So our table has three small villages and several hers of various livestock scattered about it.
Small garrisons defend the beasts from roving Moors and are in various undesclosed (but pretty obvious) locations,
To achieve this they have 2 main forces:
Chris Flowers with 2 level 8 commanders
One foot division consisting 3 units of Berber speamen and one unit of Berber archers.
One Horse Division with three units of Berber light cavalry and one unit of Horse archers
Steve Shann with 2 level 8 commanders
One foot division with 2 units of Berber foot and 2 units of Berber archers
One Horse division with one unit of Heavy Cavalry and 3 units of Berber light Cavalry
Reserve Mervision Level 9 commander
3 Units of mounted Knights
One Unit of Horse Archers
One unit of armoured foot
One unit of Crossbows
This last force had been hidden at the edge of Wood to ambush any Christian forces pursuing the raiders and would be activated by the Umpire at the appropriate time.
On table 1 unit of light foot and 1 unit of archers in each of the 3 villages with a unit of light cavalry hidden in a wood on the left flank.
4 divisions were off table moving to drive off the raiders and would arrive on random moves and on random locations on the Christian table edge.
First Division of 2 units armoured Knights and one of light cavalry
Second division the same as first
Third division 4 units of armoured foot
Fourth division 4 units of mounted Knights
The christians scored two points for each herd recaptured and each Moorish unit destroyed.
If the Christians could co-ordinate forces and get them on early they could overwhelm the Moors with both superior numbers and troops quuality, the Moors on the other hand needed to hit and run with their lighter faster moving focres making sure they scored a few oints then left before the Christians could return the favour..
However both of the units herding cattle roll their commands and fail to move at all. It seems that the cattle had a stubborn streak and did not want to be herded anywhere. Mark also rolls for his reinforcements and the first two units will arrive next move followed by the next two units the move after and they will arrive two divisions each on the same squares giving him overwhelming lovcal superiority once they get on.
Deciding to slow the Moors down whislt his reinforcements arrive he leaves the safety of the villages and blocks the path to the rest of his livestock whilst charging the nearest Moors with hsi light cavalry, whilst this doesnt go well and the light cavalry are destroyed it would turn out to be a pivotal point in the game.
Mark now also has too much to move and asks me to take over command of his left flank where a horde of armoured Knights are about to launch into the Moors.
His foot have also stubbornly refused to move for two moves whilst on the other flank Steve has finally managed to get one herd of cattle moving and his foot who had bounded forward are now starting to pull back as the Christian reinforcements flood onto the table.
The rest of the Christians now enter the table with four more units of Knights riding on behind me and 4 units of armoured foot behind Mark.
The Mercenaries in reserve for the Moors are now released but dont really have anywhere to go in order to support the retreating Moors.
Steve launches a unit of Light cavalry at Marks advancing Knights checking them for one move before they are broken by the heavier armoured christians.
My knights now sweep around the re-captured cattle who have pretty much stood where they are much where they are munching grass all night and start to form up opposite Chris's infantry, his archers are forward of the line peppering my horsemen, a charge from the light cavalry drives these behind the sheilds of the Berber spearmen who are now in danger of being outflanked by superior numbers of Christian Knights.
Fun alround, thanks gents for cheering me up after a frustrating day in the real world.