I love our skirmishes as they are full of cat and mouse manuevers between archers and balys seeking a good position. In this battle for the first time we deviate from our standard rules of engagement. Before I hit start, I informed my mates that I didn't like this 'fast attack' idea. However, in our battles we often delegate battlefield leadership to each other, to better discipline each other in command and execution. This battle was commanded by McSiege55. Watch this gem of a battle unfold, and pay close attention to why its essential to unite before the battle starts. Our enemies have played us often enough and all good and honorable generals, but this time they are anticipating a skirmish that will never happen. As the battle unfolds watch for the McSieges cavalry expose the vital weakness in the enemy formation, and how their whole left wing is prevented from assisting the rest of their army.
For veterans/experts watching this replay note how McSiege uses two units of cavalry to slow down the whole left wing of the enemy (12 units of Cavalry and 8 units of infantry), just long enough for my own cavalry and infantry to completely pin them.
As a side note, I would like to point out that Mcsiege's cavalry pass, right through the gap in the enemy formation is a true masterpiece, as it shows great tactical awareness.