Sunday, October 15, 2006
Hill 275 15/10/2006
Cameron vs Nick -- Tactica
Cameron came up for a quick tactica game. We did early Byzantines (or, as I prefer, Justinian Romans) (Nick) vs Italian Ostrogoths (Cameron).
The Byzantines deployed for a double envelopment -- a hollow center (with a reserve to move to the appropriate flank) and a strike force on each wing. The Goths deployed a hammer of massed cavalry on one flank.
The Byzantines tried to get around one flank of the Goth hammer but were caught and crushed. The Goth hammer then slammed into the infantry center and winged the hook on the other flank, killing enough units to cause the Byzantines to break. The Byzantines had managed to get around the Goths on the other flank and were starting to roll them up, but it was too little too late.