I recently played another ADLG game in 25mm with Simon Babbs. This time, Simon came to Wheaton, where we played at Liberty Hobby Center. We had another 200 pt contest, this time the Kushites vs the Ostrogoths.
Simon used his NK Egyptians as Kushites, and 2 horse chariots as 4 horse ones (Simon is currently painting 4 horse chariots for his Kushites). 2 of the Kushite commands contained 4 horse chariots, very tough units that have impact ability, as well as being heavy. The center command also had light infantry bows, while the left flank command had mediocre medium cavalry and bowmen. On the right flank, the Kushites had mediocre medium cavalry, bowmen, and a light cavalry unit.
The Ostrogoths have limited command ability (+2 command rating) and no Strategist Generals are available. I used 2 competent generals for the flank cavalry commands and an ordinary general in the center infantry command. Based on my previous experience with the Ostrogoths, for this game I decided to mass the Hun Light cavalry (elite, bow) within one command, along with the elite heavy impetuous cavalry. The left flank command had bowmen, light infantry bows, and regular impetuous heavy cavalry. In the center were impetuous heavy swordsmen (Frankish foot warriors), a light infantry bow unit, and a medium impetuous cavalry unit. The Goths also had a fortified camp.
Above shows the end of turn 1. The areas with trees are plantations. On the Kushite side there was a gentle hill and two small fields.
Close-up of the Frankish/Kushite battle.
The left flank Gothic general fighting hard, though outflanked.
Aftermath: Massing the Huns proved to be effective in this game. The left flank Gothic cavalry should have more aggressively deployed to attack the weaker Kushite right flank sooner in the game. Kushite chariots are very tough opponents regardless. Thanks to Simon for another enjoyable game and for fighting 2 hours of traffic to get there.