15mm DBM - German vs. Late Hungarians

Christopher Chu brought his Late Hungarians and acted as commander in chief; he 

recruited Hermann Ng to act as his sub-general once the battle got started. Philip Ngo 

commanded his Medieval Germans. Ken Chan, relegated to the position of chief staff, 

provided tactical suggestions to both sides.


The Germans were composed of three commands, with the massive infantry formations

forming the backbone of their army (Sp (O), Ps (S), Pk (O) and Bw made up the bigger 

commands, being demoralized after losing more than 10 elements ) which deployed in 

the front of the battle line.  The mounted forces were held back as the reserve.

The Hungarians counted as the invader, and so took the first move.  Christopher Chu got 

lucky and on his first turn rolled a 6 on two of the PIP dice, the Hungarians using this to 

announce a flank march onto the table. Hermann Ng deployed the majority of his Light 

Horse to a position where they could sweep round the unprotected flank of the enemy CinC 

command.  On the second turn, Chu stayed reliable and used the 6 he threw on his PIPs to 

march the Hungarian Sp & Wagon across the battlefield towards the unsupported German 

Bw.  The main command rushed forward and covered a large part of the intervening distance.


Actually, Philip had very poor PIP dice during the entire game, but because he was mostly

just advancing in straight lines he was generally ok. He moved the rest of his army tentatively 

forward, meanwhile engaging the crossbowmen that had advanced surprisingly eagerly.


Responding instantly by committing more troops, the Hungarian commander also withdrew

his psiloi and advanced with his pikes.  However, the War Wagons had the astonishing

performance of unexpectedly destroying 3 enemy Bw by shooting.  While simultaneously,

Hermann Ng ordered his Light Horse forward, who were unceremoniously slaughtered by the

Hungarian horsemen.  With a groan of despair, the Feudal troops fell back, demoralized.  


The Hungarians, kept pressing forward. The Germans ordered their forward reserve to try to

to hold the line.


The final result: the German army morale was broken having lost more than half its elements

once its baggage had been destroyed.