I will watch it tomorrow and post a review. By the way, the lobby is not the same without you, my lady. You must make your presence felt again, there.
Posted on 03/31/06 @ 02:27 AM
Well that was interesting.
Octavian had a good plan, but it all really became undone because of his crappy archers. He had an awesome position on you, Glory.
I saw that he charged your two cavlary units with three of his own cavalry units (paladins) and almost won, you supplied two Golden band to assist your cavlary. To which he send three to four more units from the right flank and won the cavlary duel, but then he for pulled out, losing many horsemen in the process, and ran to assist his infantry, which was getting hacked to shreads. He helped but those archers of yours just picked off most of his horsemen.
In the thread you said that four Golden bands took on all the cavalry - that is hardly the case in this game. In fact, it seems that his cavalry, was actually fighting your whole army, all the while being shot by your archers.
As I always say, in TWPL Lombards, Burgundi and ALemani simply excell. Taking Franks, Octavian must have been asleep - his archers were as good as dead even before they got a range on your men. His cavlary didn't do a good job of annihilating of your archers and thats what did him in.
Lesson, which I am sure, he is aware of - low denarii are mostly archer wars. Factions like Huns, Franks, and Celts are not really good at those levels. its just impossible to play TWPL with those factions - no way to counter enemy superb archers.
Good watch. There is an attempt at a good maneuver, which almost succeeds, but fails due to a well know lack of archer power.
By the way, I like the fact that you stayed in the game, and kept fighting. At a few moments there it seemed that you would slip but you peformed greatly.