Hebrews vs. Assyrians Jan 13, 2019 21:33:03 GMT
Post by nangwaya on Jan 13, 2019 21:33:03 GMT
Hebrew: 1/34c vs. Assyrian 1/51
I finally got to field my Assyrians. It has been so long in the making, that when I finally got to push them around the table, it almost felt surreal.
The Hebrew army were the defenders, and chose two difficult hills, a road, and a fort.
A few non-tournament approved changes, in that I used a 32" board (most tournies seem to use 24" from what I have seen), I changed the Gibborim from 4Ax to Sp, and my Hebrew HCh only have two horses each. The Hebrew pack that I purchased last May at Cangames, must be for another version of the Hebrews and/or for an older version of DBA.
Also, I did notice that using the large board size, and having to have a fort entirely within 6BW of two table edges, the fort can't make as much of a dent towards the middle of the field.
All that being said, the Assyrians got thrashed!
It ended up 5-0 for the Hebrew army.
Using Stevie's Time of Day display, I found that the Hebrew army were more than happy to stay on the difficult hills with their Ax, and plug up the center with their remaining forces.
The Assyrians tried to make a go of it by sending their left flank of 4Ax and Ps up on of the hills, but just got pasted, and lost three elements in the melee.
In the end, sensing defeat was almost imminent but trying to salvage something, the Assyrians assaulted the center with their heavy chariots, archers, and spearmen, but were driven back, and lost two more elements to boot.
By early evening, it was over.
I am sure that battle would not have been recorded on any Assyrian clay tablet
You can see what the field looked like on the last bound here:
Now off to see if they have better chances against the Elamites. However, the Elamites are also the defenders and being hilly, the Assyrians will have to deal with that all over again!