Thursday, 28 November 2019

Raid at the City of Palma C贸rdoba : Al Andalus

Played a little while ago we had another small run out of my Al Andalus campaign. This battle saw a small raiding force from the neighboring city state of Seville, raiding the lands around the border city of Palma (later Palma del Rio) in C贸rdoba. Using Lion Rampant there were 6 different objectives to be captured and taken back to our respective baselines. The challenge being the actually value of each objectives between 1 and 3 being hidden until captured. The battle was quite frenetic so the few pictures I took will have to tell the story 馃檪
The Seville force enters at the gallop, both taifa are Muslim at this point but have employed small numbers of mercenaries 
The objectives are arranged along the centre line in the dry wadi and represented by sheep or camels etc the city walls of Palma in the distance
In the initial phases the C贸rdoba force captures the objective on their right only to be beaten back by the enemy horse archers
An objective captured on the right but can they defend it against the enemy cavalry
Once captured of course the challenge is getting back to the baseline without being cut down
As always happens once a couple of objective are captured it becomes a real fight for the centre
Abd-al Qasim can be seen here galloping off to the right 
The mercenary cavalry is now in a position to control the centre....
But the Palma residents have already brought back one of the camels 
Some elite Sevillian guard have their eye on mutton for tea

Another objective brought back safely to the city walls
In the end is was a good victory to the men from C贸rdoba with the majority of the loot being rescued and brought back to the city.

An enjoyable battle, entertaining without being too complex. I need to write some more scenarios which can be upscaled to bigger battles.thanks for looking 馃憤

20 comments:

  1. Nice battle, see you saturday

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  2. Very entertaining game! Thanks for reporting 8)

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment 馃榾

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  3. Great looking game with colorful photos. Where did you get the fortress? Is that scratch built?

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    1. Thanks Part of the reason I like collecting and gaming this period is the freedom in relation to colour and the wide variety of troops, it allows you to play around with different schemes and not worry. As to the fort yes scratch built, if you look carefully the ‘turrets’ are just the normal square buildings from previous games, I built/designed it to be modular the two wall section at just that. I was planning to get round to a nice moorish gatehouse but haven’t managed yet 馃お

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  4. An excellent pictorial and narrative Matt, very picturesque.

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  5. Matt, a lovely sized engagement and a photo fest :-)

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  6. Impressive game, as expected of course.

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    1. Thanks David hopefully some more soon馃檪

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  7. Great looking battle,I really like your scratch built city walls!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, walls pretty easy just about being consistent in the approach so they work together

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  8. A splendid looking and sounding game ... as always.

    All the best. Aly

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