I reckoned that LPIA was the go to choice and so opted for something different with enough firepower and DBE Cav to take on those blade! I went for Mauritian Byzantine with Khazar Allies: 4x6Cav(incl.Gen.),2x2LH,2x4Bw,1xArt plus 1xKn 1x3Cav and 1xArt.
Although the results seem to show a mix of LPIA, Sassanids and Early Byz with no clear killer army......although LPIA seem to have had the edge!
Interesting choice. There'd have been quite a few nervous elephants around if you had turned up with that. (Two of the LPIA armies had Sassanid allies - Cv, El and 4Kn).
That was the plan! I like LPIA a lot and with Sassanid allies they looked the business - so I just looked for the army that would cause them trouble. Well intentioned but thwarted by son #1 going to Med School! Plus the long haired General spending ££££££ on making him comfy! I could have bought 4 armies for that!
However, I got a very nice Roman army now plus I'm expanding my Sab'yn into LPIA (on the painting table) with Essex providing the Sassanid Allies currently in their bags still. So win - win!
I do like the Byz, Sassan & Arab Conquest vibe for a campaign.....so that's the aim.
Someone over on Facebook has asked about the composition of Richard Surety's Byzantines. I didn't play him. Can anyone else remember?
I'm not sure which Richard is which, but I player one with Early Byzantines and the other one has LPIA.
I'm not exactly sure of everything either, but he had a similar army to mine: 6 Cv, including General 1 Lh 2 Bd 1 Aux (I actually think he had the other option here, but I can't remember what it was!) 2 Ps