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 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
On the second turn,
march the Hungarian Sp & Wagon across the battlefield towards the unsupported German
main command rushed forward and covered a large part of the intervening
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
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
horsemen. With a groan of despair, the Feudal troops fell back,
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.