Tuesday, 27 December 2011

DBA Mamluks vs Crusaders

Mamluks advancing.
Back to basics now, DBA Battle between the Mamluks & Crusaders.  Amy took the Crusaders & yours truly the swish Mamluks.  History bit = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninth_Crusade

Amy took Knights, Spears & Bows.  The Mamluks are Cavalry heavy, extra wise I went for Light Horse, Psiloi & Hordes to guard the camp.

Da Battlefield
1st turn, Mamluk Psiloi race for the Oasis.

Strangly Amy put her Spears on the flanks...

Amy's Knights came on in the same old style....
Boo! 4 Crusaders onto 2 Mamluks
1st Kill MAMLUKS!!! RaHoo!
The Mamluk Light Horse strike.

AAarrgh! The Crusaders push back the Mamluk

Amy's Hospitallers strike back...

Busy Battlefield, units colour coded for ease of view
The Crusaders make it two kills.
Oh Yea!!!!
A mistake by Amy, the countdown to the end begins...

Amy redoubles her efforts & even sends out some Knights to the camp

2-2 Game On!
In go the Crusaders Spears!
RRRaaargh! Crusader Power!

Back come the Mamluks...
Attack the Camp!
Yes!
Medieval Total War 2 moment.....


It's been along time since we've played standard DBA, that was a fun game.  The Mamluks are one of my favourite armies, the Crusaders one of Amy's.  It was a poor set-up by Amy at the start, obviously out of practice.  Until the next time!  Now a word from the latest addition to our 'Hound Pack'....




General Pippin Von Krum's


After Action Analysis


"To crush your enemies -- See them driven before you, hear the lamentation of their women!"
"Always Guard your Camp, Don't put heavy Infantry on the Flanks!!"


1 comment:

MrFarrow2U said...

Now then Dale, I think we'll wait until it is officially released. I haven't heard too many good things about version 3.0. Though I would still buy it for the 'read'.

Cheers
MrF