Sorry cheesy I know, invited to the Barn to play a large Late Roman game. The Romans hold the Oasis and crossroads, the Sassanids need to take it, but Roman reinforcements are on the way.
Monday, 28 November 2022
Dont Look Back in Anger, Battle for The Oasis, Sassanids vs Romans AAR
The Oasis is held by John with 4 Infantry divisions and cavalry division supported by 4 batteries of artillery, 2 light and 2 heavy.
On the Sassanian right flank moving from the right table edge Andy has a light cavalry division, a Cataphract division, a medium infantry division and a Levy infantry division.
In the centre aiming to force the crossroads and Oasis I have a division of medium infantry another of heavy infantry and a third of Elephants.
Our left flank which is an open flank for the Romans is covered by Steve with a division of light cavalry, another of nomad horse archers, a third of cataphracts heavy cavalry and finally a fourth of Levy infantry.
The Chris deployed his reinforcements on the Roman open right and we decided perhaps we hadn't got it right after all.
My heavies break the first unit of Romans and push into the supports forcing them back too.
Andy's left flank is almost in position to attack the Roman left.....almost.
John has 2 intact divisions but cant use them on the oasis as Andy's 4 divisions of foot and horse are now in position to attack him and have the numbers to win.
Its a very hard fought but through Sassanid victory.
I am told the game was re-fought with a different group a week later and the Sassanids thoroughly destroyed, their commander claiming it was impossible to win, that does make me feel a bit better about how hard it was to overcome the Romans.
Fantastic game that could have gone either way right up until the end.
Thanks, guys, for a thoroughly enjoyable day.