The Varangur is a pseudo celtic race, and I took a warrior horde, two warrior regiments, two regiments of heavy horse and two of light horse (the mounted looked suspiciously Hunnic and Gothic in nature) and a unit of cave trolls (a mammoth proxying for the third troll. There was also a character as general.
Andy's KoM army had a regiment of foot guard, one of spear wall, two of heavy pike, supported by two regiments of those fearsome knights, and three troops of archers. These were lead by a captain and supported by an army standard bearer. Each army was approximately 1500 points.
|Initial deployment, KoM on the left, Varangur on the right|
|KoM knights on Andy's right|
|KoM heavy pike|
|The KoM knights rushed forward and hit the lighter Varangur horse...|
|The lighter horse fled, and the heavier Varangur horse came along to play|
|First contact - we hadn't realised how effective the Varangur heavy horse were .. ouch|
|Trolls and heavy horse hit a unit of heavy pike, eliminating the pike|
|Closing the gap in the centre - the warrior horde closes in|
|The heavy pike gone ..|
|argy bargy with the infantry masses in the centre|
|The trolls are hit a unit of foot guard, and the heavy horse are caught in the flank by a unit of archers|
|The mad melee of infantry in the centre|
|The second unit of Varangur heavy horse hits Andy's second unit of knights..and routs it|
|The other unit of heavy horse hits the foot guard in the flank, and routs it|
|But the Varangur warrior horde is in turn routed. Gaps are now evident in both armies|
|The second unit of heavy pike hits a Varangur warrior regiment in the flank.. that was never going to end well for the warriors|
|Andy turns his left to close in on the Varangur, and claim some loot counters|
|Not a lot left on the battlefield at this stage... a very bloody affair all round|
We both felt that the game was an honourable draw, but a really exciting game, with lots of laughs.
|One last close up of one of Andy's knight units.|