|Steve, on the left, watches as the battlelines clash. Joel, Allen, and Keith -- our Saxon enemies -- let loose the dogs of war!|
|My command huddles in shield wall as we watch the Saxon hordes close from across the battlefield|
|Our army commander exhorts the troops in front of him as the first line of Saxons smash into our shieldwall|
|The initial clash had grim moments for Allen and Keith, as both were to lose their commanders fighting in the front rank|
|Spears and swords thud on shields all up and down the battleline, and fatigue begins to pile up|
|Many of the Saxons could fight in wedge formation, which was canceled out (for the most part) by our shield wall|
|The Saxons broke through our lines in one point (yes, sigh, it was mine), but our reserves immediately plugged the gap and soon drove them back, sealing the breach|
I would definitely be willing to play Might of Arms again. We thought of some other slight modifications to combat to try, as well. I really didn't see how maneuver worked, as we all simply marched forward. There was a little wheeling and turning among the reserves, but no real chance to see how the movement system worked. I told Steve I'd like to see a more open battlefield next time, with terrain and units having to do something besides march forward and roll dice for combat.
Either way, it was good to get Ancients out on the battlefield, again. Plus, Dark Ages Britain is one of my favorite time periods. So, anything set in that era is going to catch my interest!