|My chariots charge and spearmen suffer casualties|
|Chariot combat on the right flank|
|Spearmen and archers on the left flank|
|Chariot combat is prolonged|
On Tuesday Craig came over to my place and we played a small 100 point ADLG game with two Early Mycenaean armies. Craig had more archers and medium spearmen in his force, while I had chosen all elite chariots and spearmen as heavy spearmen with pavise. I was the attacker and advanced cautiously but in the third turn my chariots charged in and a prolonged combat ensued.
Craig as usual had bad luck with his dice but I wasn't complaining and casualties quickly mounted. The infantry combat on my left was level pegging but I was outnumbered and Craig's archers threatened the flank. Eventually Craig's chariots were worn down and when I killed one of his commanders his army broke. The elite chariots and heavy spearmen with pavise seemed to have paid off and were worth the extra points.
While I was sorting out my army for this game I dug out my Grand Manner Troy set (see photo below) which I bought about fourteen years ago but haven't done anything with since. This consists of resin walls, towers, a staircase and a gateway. The detail is quite amazing and you can remove various levels on the towers and the interior has stairs, furnishings with spare weapons and shields. Anyway I plan to start painting this, it will take a while! The Osprey books by Nic Fields, Troy c.1700-1250 BC and Mycenaean Citadels c.1350-1200 BC are a good source of inspiration.