Another two team campaign ideated to be played and finished in a single session. This time late Turkish armies will face the many enemies that tried to stop their expansion and plunders.
The teams will play individual games, each one representing a different period of Turk expansionusm.
The Turk armies will be selected from III/11 list, with special options picked no more than once by the turkish team. This means there will be just one Turgesh or Uighur army, as example.
The turkish enemies will pick one of the following nations, with the army using the 550-1212 AD time span options:
II/38 Hsiung Nu
II/ 61 Hsien Pi
II/79 (only northern dynasties)
II/80 (only Chionites)
III/8 Central Asian city states
III/14 Early Bulgar
III/20 Sui and Tang Chinese
III/31 Ummayad Arab
III/32 Volga Bulgar
III/37 Abbasid Arab
III/39 Late Tang Chinese
III/42 Sha To Turkish
III/44 Tribal Mongolian
III/67 Hsi Hsia
IV/15 Qara Khitan
IV/35 Mongol Conquest (not in China)
The team that will score more points will win the war. The losing team must pay a drink to the winners
On the fateful day we met, there were four battles:
Uighurs vs Tribal Mongolian
As Uighur defender I tried to set up some difficult going to force a frontal attritional combat between my infantry and the enemy cavalry. With a bare left wing, I deployed using a corps echelon to push my infantry all over the open going combat line. My opponent refused this confrontation and tried to pierce my army from the opposite side, risking a deployment in difficult going moving second
Uighur LhF advanced up to the enclosed field edge to trap inside the enemy ILhS horde, to slow it and give time to reinforcement to arrive. Tribal Mongolian swarmed around my advanced line.
Uighur LhF are engulfed and destroyed, but killed a fair number of enemies and let Tibetan, BwI and more Uighur mounted to arrive and cage the enemy army
Losses were very high for both armies. Uighur right corps was disheartened and then broken. Same fate for the Tibetan allied corps. The Tribal Mongolian lost the lefternmost command and the ME transmission disheartened the other two Mongol commands
Disheartened penalties doomed the Tribal Mongolian army, here in its last stand: 17-8 for the Uighur. The gamble of deployment in the difficult almost paid off.
Qarakhanids vs Mongol Conquest
On a bare battlefield, Mongol conquest smaller army attacked outflanking the turks
The Qarakhanid reaction stopped the manouver on the left flank
On the left both enemy corps fighting each other disintegrated.
Both the armies where near th breaking point, the balance being broken by the mongol guard cavalry n the center. Turks lost 5-20
Central Asian Turks vs Chionites
The Turks deployed on a couple of gentle hills, with the Chionite horde offset and massed on the right
The Turks tried to hold the deep enemy formation while a flying column run behind the hunnic army
The Hunnic attacked hard all over the front, sending a corps back to deal with the enemy threat in the rear. The battle was very bloody, ending with the Turks losing 9-16
Uighur vs Ummayad Arab
The battlefield was full of difficult going leaving just the left flank open enough to fight the battle.
The Arab attacked on the open flank using better Cv and the Tibetan ally
The Uighur infantry held well the Arab attacks, but the Turk wings were overwhelmed: 14-11 to the Ummayad
The final score was 58-42 for the turk enemies. Four hotly fought and balanced games. Combat between steppe armies is always a close affair