Last night I had my first game of Hail Caesar, as mentioned in earlier posts it was to be a recreation of La Navas de Tolosa(more or less) fought on 16th July 1212 so we weren't far off date wise.So off I went to my local club Coppull and Chorley Knights,CACK for short :-). Even though the club has loads of great scenery I took my own boards, scenery and both armies for that dusty Spanish plains look. The army lists used, again are the ones posted in an earlier post (for those that want to know the lists used),the only changes we made were we dropped the turcopole from the Spanish/crusader western Europe alliance army and added another unit of Berber Spear to the Almohades,we also took the 'Drilled' option off the Mercenary spear.My opponent for this one was to be Steve(Yorkie)of 'Little Legions' Blog fame( for those that haven't seen his Blog here's the link http://yorkie.6sided.net/, give it a look its one of the best Blogs about)
So in the company of a gamer like Steve and a rules set like Hail Ceasar I knew I was in for a great game and I wasn't disappointed.The victory conditions for this one where for the Christians to take and hold the hill in the centre of the Almohade line and for the Almohades to take the Christian camp/baggage within six turns.What follows is a brief report, sorry for the vagueness but it was our first game and we where taking photos,so details taken down were a little non existence.(click the photos for a close up of the action :-)Sorry for the quality of some of the photos,I will be getting some better ones posted shortly)
So on a HOT and dusty Iberian plain both armies lined up and with the shouts and cries of "for god, Alfonso and Spain!!" the Christian army advanced,apart from the left flank which stubbornly held its ground.
the Almohade left and right flanks advanced whilst the centre stood firm.