We decided to give Fields of Glory a run through. This Rule system is designed for a range of periods including ancients, Medieval, Renaissance, and even Napoleonic.
As this is our first game we choose basic army lists of 560pts.
Two new Wargamers, Phil Crompton and Chris Cheyne joined forces to play the Ordonnance French and the old Grognad himself Mike Willis is playing the Milanese.
Setup took a while as we had never played this game or even seen it played before, so I ran through the book and the players choose their terrain from a list based on the area the battle takes place in. This particular engagement takes place in cultivated land. This mean we had to have an enclosed field and a Village.
Here are some images from the gamePhil and Chris’s Billmen are disordered with a base dying after the Milanese Knights charge them and are then Fragmented in the following Melee phase. It does not look good for them at the moment.
The French Longbow manage to form on the flank of a unit of Italian knights but the size of the knights unit and bad dice rolling from the French mean nothing happens to them, but a possible charge may change that.
The second French Longbow unit drives the Mounted Xbows back in disorder and is looking to rout them off the table with weight of arrow fire!
More to follow next week as we get into the nitty gritty of battle!