GI 03 Battle of the Volturnus 554 AD

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2 months 2 weeks ago #268 by g1ul10
The VASSAL file for this scenario:

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #269 by g1ul10
Hi Pete,
thanks a lot for the AAR. Did you find that 6 VP was a fair amount or you had preferred the battle to be longer (7 banners) or shorter (5 banners)? Archery was an essential factor in the real battle. A possible way of making the Byzantine more reliant on missile weapons and less on cavalry charge is replacing one or two Medium Cavalry units with light bow cavalry. How do you feel about that?
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2 months 2 weeks ago #270 by Peterocka41
I would stay with 6 banners. This battle "moved" pretty quickly, but that is part of what is great about C&C Medieval compared to other C&C games by GMT...the action happens fast, you are on top of your opponent quickly, and it gets BLOODY in a hurry! This does a nice job reflecting the warfare of the time.

I would definitely replace some of the Roman med cavalry with bow cav. I am talking like all 4 med cav with light bow cav maybe. This might help balance the battle quite a bit and better reflect the real battle.

Granted I have only played this scenario once, but I have played every scenario in the base game at least twice now. CCM emphasizes cavalry. Any match up in this game where the cavalry is as lop sided in favor of one side as you have this one, is going to put the side lacking cavalry at a major disadvantage in my opinion. I think for the Almanni to compete in this one, you are going to have to either get them some cavalry to answer to the Roman's cav or put them in some cover (forrest, hills, etc) to negate the powerful advantage the cavalry have (of course, this might not stay true to the actual battle). I'm a pretty experienced CCM player and I just do not see the Almanni winning this scenario very often as it is. However, maybe that is just the point. In this battle the Almanni are suppose to be at a major disadvantage and the fun of it is to see if you can figure out how to pull off a victory with the them.

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2 months 1 week ago #275 by g1ul10
Based on Peter's remarks and a further round of playtesting I slightly modified the scenario setup.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #291 by RiverWanderer
I have played the original version a couple of times of PBEM.

First game; Alemanni were able to charge warriors in the centre from turn 1. The attack was sustained over subsequent turns and Byzantines did not intervene with cavalry until later in the game. Consequently, the Sinduald did not join the fight.
Alemanni win: 7-3




Second game; Alemanni attacks were somewhat piece-meal whilst Byzantine cavalry was more active in combination with infantry to harass and counter the attacks. Sinduald soon arrived and played a role in the final stage, countering Butilinus' heavy infantry to gain the last banner.
Byzantine win: 7-2




Now starting a couple of games with the updated version. It PBEM one game at a time so I may be sometime before the next update.
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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #292 by g1ul10
Hi Mark,
thank you for the report. I finally see an Alemanni victory! I attach the vassal file of the version I'm testing now

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I've reduced Byzantine strength and replaced a heavy with a medium infantry in the Ostrogoth army. In my games, the heavy infantry was basically always forgotten in the rear.
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