A few weeks back we played a game of Hail Caesar at Casa Campbell, using my El Cid armies. I got the pics last night from Curt so I thought I'd post them. I am having an academic moment regarding how the game played out and a few details escape me (like who won!).
However IIRC, the following fuzzy details emerge
- We used the crossing point scenario from C S Grants "Programmed Wargame Scenarios"
- Sylvain had the Andalusians and was defending the crossing while Stacy had the Christian Spanish attackers. I acted as GM assisted by Curt - who was suffering from post traumatic Painting Challenge disorder (and likely caffeine withdrawal given that Sarah was out of town and he apparently can't make coffee on his own).
- The defenders have a few troops on table and the rest arrive throughout the game. For all the scenarios in this book, the size, nature, deployment and arrival times are all randomly determined. In this case Sylvain had 1 infantry unit, some crossbows and Maybe a cavalry unit on table. The dice ruled that they were all on his own side of the bridge (they could have been on the far side or split between the two).
- It was a near run thing on the bridge, but damned if I can remember what happened once Stacey got to the other side.
|Initial Andalusian deployment|
|Christian light cavalry coming thru the rye.|
|Christian militia cavalry charge over the bridge.|
|Apparently they moved so fast that their hooves didn't touch the roadbed of the bridge.|
|TheSpanish cavalry division charges while the infantry slogs along in the rear.|
|Cavalry traffic jam|
|Light cavalry trade shots with the mercenary crossbowmen - note Curt's gory casualty marker.|
|Slow progress by the PBI - slingers in the lead followed by Ballesteros (the xbows not the golfer).|