Back to the game, undeterred by his recent defeat, see here for the sorry details, Baldinus has launched an attack to take the strategic town of Pendinus, the spies of Pompus are numerous and able, so aware of this he has made haste to confront Baldinus at the Tibicus river.
|The Forces Of Pompus Await Baldinus And His Rebels|
Things started well for Baldinus, his forces were able to cross the Tibicus and were encouraged when Pompus's impetuous cavalry charged one if his legionary cohorts thinking that they were untried levy and was subsequently destroyed. Elsewhere though things did not go well for Baldinus's attack, the weapons of his troops seemed unable to pierce the armour of their opponents. The bolt thrower of Pompus did erratic but great execution, whilst the artillery of Baldinus was poorly deployed and unable to fire most of the time, the loyalty of its commander is in serious doubt. The end was in no doubt when for some reason the cavalry of Baldinus did exactly the same as Pompus's earlier in the battle, the best Baldinus could hope for was an orderly retreat back across the Tibicus. A second defeat in succession as left the legions of Baldinus a tad disgruntled, he should have his food tasted and watch his back for a while.Sorry about the large pics earlier, Blogger seems to be having one of its occasional silly fits, here they are again I hope
|Pompus's Cavalry Impetuous Charge Paying The Price|
|Each Sides Allied Cavalry Engage|
|Baldinus's Cavalry Pay The Price!|
|Opposing Heavy Cavalry Engage|
|A Forlorn Baldinus Looks On, His Cavalry Destroyed And His Legions In Retreat|
A splendid little game lasting about two hours with a great set of rules, next we will add some House rules in for Pompus and Baldinus to get involved if necessary.