As this was his first time I set the timer to12 turns thinking that he might need the time (Was I wrong!!)
As their commander ordered medium cavalry attacked each flank of the Saxon line supported by 3 groups of archers each to shoot those being attacked Shooting disrupts and reduces the Saxon left, and during the Saxon turn drives off the Saxon left flank while the right grinds on
The Norman cavalry charges into combat against the Saxon left. The Saxon left crumbles and retires to be followed by the Normal medium cavalry. the rest of the line holds.
The Saxon Fyrd attempts to rush to fill the line on the hill only to run into the Marauding Norman cavalry
they are held and forced to stop
Along the main line the Norman heavy is forced to retreat disrupted and causes mass disruption through the Norman right
"That's better than disrupting the infantry behind"
"Charge and get in that hole" Also Leo the Impetuous commits himself to the fray (central cavalry unit) on the Saxon right a disrupted unit has been drawn down the hill and the Fyrd has filled the gap
The Saxon left hand fyrd forces back the cavalry in front of it while the medium cavalry is now behind the lines confrontingthe remains of the disrupted Saxon Select Fyrd from the front line
The centre of the line breaks
That pesky Norman cavalry behind the Saxon lines!!!! (not using command and control rules as only using 1 general per side) While the Saxon right looks ok what on earth happened to their left!!!!!! Thet look says "told you I had a plan"
Just before he found out how strong the troops where against him (commander)
I noticed the 5 tile stack at the Anglo-Saxon edge of the table and bet that ridge looks impressive to play on. I tend to find that due to my lighting, the hill definitions gets a bit flattened in my photography and I can't get my pictures to look as dramatic as what the eye sees.
I might introduce another flock to my slopes to cause a contrast, but will tinker with some directional lighting first, unfortunately, I mainly game in a room with a glass roof, so there is a LOT of overhead light.
Look forward to the next installment.
Sorry for the delay in posting, and as you may see only 7 turns out of the 12 used perhaps next time I wont be so generous