Started by MengJiao, August 29, 2022, 07:24:58 AM
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Quote from: MengJiao on August 29, 2022, 07:24:58 AM This is based on an ancient Ben Hull game. But here things have mutated pretty far (150 meter hexes, 5 levels of morale)...plus, the Huguenots get crushed every time (not to mentionthis battle featured one of the more extreme cases where the Swiss massacred the Germans)...for more mutatant fun, I've let the Royalist Reiters go on strike and leave the Royalist armyand the Huguenot Reiters stay and fight (more or less the opposite of the real event).But the Royalists do have Tavannes, an expert on how to manage the Gens d'armes with their lances -- if they attack properly they hit pretty hard, otherwise things can go seriously wrong as at Coutras. Anyway here Tavannes sets up the main battle to attack:
Quote from: MengJiao on August 29, 2022, 02:41:43 PM Tavannes probably isn't going to be able to save the Royalist vanguard. A lot went wrong, but basically, Coligny's better command rating finally paid off (he's a two and Anjou the King's brotheris a zero). The Huguenots exploited some lucky artillery hits as the vanguard advanced at a march. Anjou never managed to change over to some other orders and the Huguenots seem to bebusy overrunning the vanguard: