Tuthmele IV rides again
Turin 2013 tournament was reserved to 3000AD - 501AD armies. I needed a good score for the italian championship, so I decided to use again New Kingdom Egyptian, an army that I played in a competition in 2010. NKE is a very good army, able to fight succesfully any kind of opponent thanks to the combined arms advantage it enjoys.
Expecting to face many Assyrians and Kn heavy armies, I chosed a brilliant general option and the feigned flight stratagem. The idea was to be able to gain a turn of two in the pre clash manouvers thanks to the brilliant stroke, and eventually hit hard and flee the enemy heavy chariotry. The archers and the menfat would support each others, while the skirmishers had the task to screen and support the friendly troops more than contest difficult going.
This is the list
C1- Brilliant CiC RCvS, 4 RCvS, 6 RBwO, 4 RBdF, 8 RPsO - 30ME
C2- SG RCvS, 4 RCvS, 6 RBwO, 4 RBdF, 4 IPsO - 28ME
C3- SG RCvS, 6 RCvS, 8 IPsI - 24ME
C4- 6 RBgI - 12ME
Stratagems: Feigned Flight
Normally C1 would receive the higher pip dice, while C3 the lower, needing few to move the chariots. My ideal deployment would be linear, with all corps on the table.
The terrain options in defence were the compulsory WW and two 1/2 FE of rocky flat, with BuA or enclosed fields to complete the defensive selection. The RF were used to protect the infantry from a frontal charge by enemy mounted, and giving the archers the possibility to shoot angled on enemies. All the terrain chosed should be of no hindrance to archers fire.
These are the games played
This NKE version proved very good, above all thanks to the brilliant general that gave me a huge advantage in every game.