September's club meeting had two games hosted by members with the one I played in being a a Hail Caesar affair run by Steve H, featuring his lovely collection of New Kingdom Egyptians and Sea People.
I have included two versions of the AAR mine (Egyptian) and Steve H, aka "Mr Steve" (Sea People in italics) as we played on opposing sides. So they should make an interesting comparison, a bit like one of those game reports you use to see in the "General" Magazine. I'm probably showing my age there, most people under forty don't know what that is!
|The Pharaoh, top right leads his chariots and skirmishers on the Egyptian right flank|
|Sea People warbands and attached skirmisher bow men|
|The Sea People centre with baggage waggons to the rear|
|The Sea People right flank commander|
|Egyptian spearmen and archers|
|The Pharaoh and his chariots advance|
|The Sea People and their commander advance in the centre|
|First contact as the Egyptian chariots attempt to skirmish with the enemy warbands|
SH - Then they saved better than I did and we lost.
JJ - Oh come on, a lot more interesting stuff happened than that. (I added this later)
|The arrows start to fly|
|View from the Egyptian right flank, with the Sea People right flank refused, top right. The Spearmen vs Warband clash can be seen brewing in the centre. The Pharaoh and his chariot boys are nearest to camera.|
|The Egyptian chariots fall back after being caught and suffering severe casualties|
|The two forces in the centre meet with a clash of steel|
|The Egyptian archers poor on a hail of arrows|
|The Pharaoh desperately struggles to hold the Egyptian right as his centre meets the enemy|
|The See People right flank advances to support their brothers in the centre|
|After hard fighting the Egyptians win the fight in the centre with both forces severely mauled|
|The Pharaoh starts to turn the battle on the Egyptian right|
|The Sea People start to withdraw from the centre, their division broken by losses|
However the day was done and the narrow win was declared Egyptian, although too many wins like that would brake the Kingdom!
|The Sea People left flank also starts to disengage|
|The real area of success for the Sea People as their forces start to get the upper hand on the Egyptian left flank|
Many thanks to Steve M, Steve H, Steve L Ian and Will for a great game with lots of laughs and highlights.