Army with 2 commands, I stuffed up my list and had to take out two units after Jas put me right with the commands and commander rules! Ultimately my command issues helped break me in the end and a better thought out Army list is on the cards. New Crusaders force based in the background... my next project.
Warlord Games Camelry
My T units
Syrian Archers converted from Lord of the rings haradrim which saved me having to buy the Warlord Eastern Auxiliary Archer packs but maybe I'll upgrade to "proper figures" at some point anyway
Light cavalry with Composite Bows and javelins, Cretan Bow skirmishers at the front, these units are made up from Wargames Factory Plastic Persian Cav and their Numidians box
Crusaders, next project shots
To the battlefield,
Antioch or somewhere close, we didn't play an actual historical battle
Not the best situation for my largely cavalry army with a shallow stream running across the table
Roman column advances to the battlefield eager for glory and gold
Above and below is my deployment of the Palmyrene force, Archers protecting the camp far right, Light cav in the middle, Cataphracts on the right
The self proclaimed King of Palmyra and his Cataphracts
Above and below, Jas' Roman deployment
To War! we both move forward into battle
Jas' Roman Contariorum charge and my Cretan skirmishers end up with medals of honour and "unit of the day" after scoring a massive 4 hits from 6 shots. Oh dear!
I sent the cataphracts into the praetorians and they counter charge me but we only both disorder, yawn!
So in go the rest of the cataphracts, but they stall on contact and even having lots of dice doesn't guarantee that you will get a hit! I had such high hopes! Alas no...
One unit of CL with javelins destroying the roman flank, they also did really well
Until my command broke after I rushed into combat my other CL to get rid of those pesky roman slingers and they stood and massacred the cav. sigh! Game over
Thanks Jas, great game, nice to be able to crank out my terrain again and try a new list, I had a heap of fun.