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Report to the Emperor: Christian Nubian v Nike Byzantine

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:56 am    Post subject: Report to the Emperor: Christian Nubian v Nike Byzantine

Report to the Emperor of Nike Byz v Christian Nubian.

Demitri raised his eyes to the distance south. He moved his hand to cover his gaze. Was that dust in the distance or just wind raising the sand? He looked to his right and could see the trees and vegetation along the river road in the far distance. He wondered how far south the Nubians were. The reports that they had received in Alexandria were that the Nubians were somewhere along the Nile. Abruptly, his attention was diverted to his left. His aide pointed to the south.
“Are they ours?” He quipped.
“Yes, I think so.”
Soon the scouts became more recognizable. The armor of the empire was clear. The scout saluted.
“Their camp is just beyond the horizon. They are next to the river and settled in. Their scouts saw us but did not attack or challenge us. It was almost like they expected us.”
Demitri shrugged and saluted back.

Byzantine Camp:

Michael pushed the flap of Edwardus’s tent aside.
“Edwardus! We have a visitor. Looks like an emissary from the Nubian.”
Edwardus looked up from the messages he had been reading and walked to the tent opening.
“Demitri met him on the road to the south. Seems he wants to talk to you. He mentioned you by name. Apparently, they have been expecting you.”
Edwardus beheld the entourage with Demitri in the lead. Demitri trotted up to Edwardus.
“He is from the commander of the Nubians.” Demitri stated.
Soon the exquisitely robed emissary walked his horse up to Edwardus.
“You are Edwardus? Yes?”
Edwardus nodded.
“I, servant of the great Toddtamar Kasa, Light of the Northeast, pacifier of the south, victor of the Western Marches, salutes Edwardus.”
“I doubt that your Toddtamar wants to surrender or retreat back to Nubia.”
The emissary threw back his head in a loud laugh.
“No! My illustrious Edwardus. He is asking you to join him.”
Edwardus’s eyes widened.
“Join him.”
He stepped back.
“What makes him think I would join him?”
“He knows, you are an honorable man.”
“Then he knows that I made a vow and oath to defend the empire.”
The emissary smiled.
“The answer, my master expected. He had to be sure that the reports he heard of you are true. My master wants a fair battle. Deploy by the river.” He pointed to the east. “We will meet you there.”
He reined his horse back and galloped out of the camp with his retinue.
Edwardus looked up at Demitri.
“Muster your command!”
He turned and motioned to Michael, who immediately jogged off.

HW #2 Nike Byzantine (Edward Kollmer)
Warm Sct
2El Edwardus RgA,HC,L,B,sh+HC,L,B,sh 2 200
2El Cav Archers,LC,RegC,B 6 34
4El Cav Archers,LC,RegC,B 12 58
6El Penchnegs LC I/C 1/2 Jls,B,sh, 18 97
1/2 B
2El Kav,HC,RegB,L,B,sh 2 88
2El Kav,HC,RegB,L,B,sh 2 88
2El Kav,HC,RegB,L,B,sh 2 88
2El Kats EHC,RegB,L,sh 78
4El Psiloi,LI,RegC,B,sh 2 42

2El Michael RgA EHC,L,B,sh+EHC,L,B,sh 140
2El Kav,HC,RegB,L,B,sh 2 88
4El Cav Archers,LC,RegC,B 12 58
6El Tuldum,IrD,LI,S 3 37
6El Psiloi RgD,LMI,B,1/2sh 70
2El Psiloi RgC,LI,Jls,sh 1 26

2El Demitri RgA EHC,L,B,sh+EHC,L,B,sh 140
2El Kav,HC,RegB,L,B,sh 2 88
2El Kav,HC,RegB,L,B,sh 2 88
4El Cav Archers,LC,RegC,B 12 58
6El Tuldum,IrD,LI,S 3 37


Don’t have the Christian Nubian list.
They had
Something like:
LC x1
LI x3
LMI x6
El x2
MI x1
EHC x4
They were armed with a lot of stuff.
Todd Kaeser:

The battle:

Edwardus advanced with his army. Toddtamar Kasa was true to his word. The right flank was the river. There was a wood on the left straddling the left and center deployment area. There was a hill on the far left on the Nubian side.
Edwardus turned and pointed to the river.
“The Pechenegs will cover the river. I will take my command and cover the right center of the field. Demitri! We will set up the same as we did ON THE DANUBE. You will deploy behind Michael and me. Michael! Send the LMI and LI jls,sh in the wood. You will deploy next to me, center left.”

Toddtamar deployed his LC opposite the Pechenegs. A large unit of MI were next to the LC with a LMI between them. A unit of Cav behind in support. Then the unit of two Elephants. Next came the rest of the LMI units in a long line. On the far end were two LI units. In the middle were three Cav units with the other Elephant unit.

Edwardus looked at the Nubian deployment and soon realized that his force was facing the wrong enemy. He immediately turned to Niko.
“Get to Demitri and Michael. Tell them to swing around the wood and attack his left wing.”
He moved his gaze to his front and slowly continued.
“I will need my HC and Kosta’s EHC to hold this flank. Tell Demitri and Michael to leave their LC. I will need them to stall this advance.”
Niko nodded and rode off.

Michael peered into Niko’s eyes and motioned to his unit to retire and move around the wood. He looked over at Demitri’s and saw him responding to the order. Soon all four units were swinging around the wood.

Edwardus looked at his front. His three HC units were skirmishing against the MI . The LC to his left front were also skirmishing and trying to keep the LMI at bay. He looked at Kosta’s EHC who were waiting for opportunity to charge the LMI to there front. The LI bow in front of Kosta was also skirmishing. However, the pressure was building especially since the Elephant unit disordered his cavalry and continued to push forward.

The Nubian LMI was slowly pushing back the Byzantine LMI and LI in the wood.

Edwardus was busy watching Kosta’s EHC charging through the Byzantine LI bow to crush the LMI when Niko called.
“Sir, the LC to our front have just routed.”
Edwardus snapped his gaze forward just in time to see his LC galloping toward him. He waved his arm and rode to intercept them.
As soon as the LC saw Edwardus approaching them the fear in their eyes slowly transformed back to a firm gaze. They rallied around him and once more the stalwart demeanor settled upon them.
Unfortunately, just as things settled down, Niko reported that Kosta and EHC were also routing. He realized he could not reach them in time. Again, Niko reported that the Pechenegs had routed the Nubian LC. The dust had not settled before his view caught the other LC also routing toward him. A second time he waved and rode to join the next LC.
Simultaneously, beyond the wood, Michael and Demitri were facing their own problems. Toddtamar noticing the swift shift of the Byzantines had sent the other elephant unit with himself and his sub general to face the threat.
Demitri hoping to clear the flank sent one of his HC to clear away some LI. He turned back just in time to see Michael charging into a LMI unit. He routed the unit and shook the Sub. Again unfortunately, Michael was now behind the enemy. The elephants turned, disrupted the horses and charged into his rear. Michael countered and turned to face them. Sadly, the Nubian sub had rallied his unit and charged into Michael’s flank.
Demitri seeing Michael’s situation, charged also into the Nubian EHC. He stuck.

The fight around Michael was intense. When the banner of Michael fell, the Nubian sub rode before his troops to stop the slaughter.
“Stay your anger!” He shouted.
“Do not think that you can wash your former fear with the blood of these heroes. When courage drained from your souls, these brave souls fought and rallied around their commander.”
A Byzantine officer approached.
“Sir, may we retire and care for our commander. His wound from a Zulu spear has opened and he is bleeding.”
The Nubian Sub nodded and gazed upon the field.
“I see your retreat banner. Retreat in peace.”
Michael’s unit retired to Demitri.

Christian Nubian win . 4points.
Nike Byzantine loss 2points.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject:

Oh Dear Ed,

Another unfortunate African excursion.

Still, it seems like your retreat banner is getting plenty of use anyway!

Regards,

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject:

Indeed!!
Edwardus keeps those Retreat banners always on hand.
He is a firm believer of "Advancing to the Rear" Very Happy :
lol:
Stay tuned . I think Edwardus will be on the march again!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject:

Hello Ed,

I will.

Which way will you be marching next?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject:

Not sure but reports say the Zulu's are possible on the prowl again.
But reinforcement are coming for Edwardus.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject:

These battle reports are a hoot.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject:

Encouragement is always GREATLY appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject:

Ed Kollmer wrote:
Not sure but reports say the Zulu's are possible on the prowl again.
But reinforcement are coming for Edwardus.
EK


Ed,

Good luck in the return match against the Zulus. I hear Islandhwana is quite nice at this time of year.

Raphael

P.S. Don't bother to wrap the Retreat Banner, and take a large first aid kit!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:28 am    Post subject:

This is what I like to see a supportive supporter..... Laughing Laughing
Have you no faith HEHEHEHEH.
But OK....
we ordered an extra wagon of bandages and new retreat banners.....
And yes I can still hear the Zulu charges over the hill in "Zulu Dawn"
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