Siamese vs later Hungarian
The Siamese army has a very interesting list, because it can field its elephants as superior, ordinary or inferior. Also the infantry has several options, so organize the army is not that easy. I decided to use for this game a combination of supported IBdF and ElS, adding a shooting corps too, made by IBwI and ArtI to have a wider frontage.
Also my opponent was testing a new army, a Later Hungarian with two RLhS wings and a center with 6 KnS wedges. We had a classical game between brute force and nimbleness.
The table after my first turn. As defender I put two large woods, that were set up on both flanks. I choosed also two small brush fields, and one was in the center of the table. The Hungarian went for one scrub hill and two small marshes that fell in his half of the table.
I decided to play aggressively to deny manouver room to hungarian, pushing hard my corps. The CiC in the center rolled 6 pips and was able to move fast, while both the wings were much slower.
The Hungarian had the heavy cavalry in the center, with swarms of light horses on both flanks. He decided to give the small pip dice to the center to well manouver the wings. This choice had critical consequences in the game
A couple of turns later we were engaged in heavy combat. On my left I had to use IAxO in good going to protect my flank. Enemy KnS were advancing to wipe out my infantry center, that stopped the advance waiting for the enemy charge. I tried to advance the leftermost elephant group, clear the opposition and then be ready to charge in the flank the enemy wedges. On the right wing the LhS tried a frontal charge while infiltrating the flank, but this was unsuccesful.
As usual, opponent avoided El concentrating on the infantry, and engage the ElS became pip intensive.
Close up of the engagement on the right wing. The tartars were not able to stop my elephants.
On the left the light horses slowly gained the upper hand, but could not support the isolated center, The wedges can be seen charge the siames infantry
Another close up of the center. The knight charge was succesful and the first rank of enemy was trampled. The red elephant was then able to charge the enemy in the flank, because the death of the couple of IBwI left the knight unengaged at the front.
The Elephant was succesful, while the hungarian general survirved hard flanked.The Hungarian losses are very high at this point.
Hungarian wing broke and the ME transmission routed the whole army. 25-0
The Hungarian was not able to infiltrate and outflank the tough siamese front line, and the low pip dice allocated to the central Kn command hampered any manouver to avoid to be engaged by the elephants.
The Hungarian army was harmstrung also by the low break points, having just 54ME. Too low to survive a prolonged struggle.