Be prepared for an epic batrep! full of lasers! Phasers! Torpedoes! And... Yes Jean-Luc?
Now, let's see where our board has decided to send us? Assyria eh? Interesting choice, lots of nice things to
steal, trade. But... Oh dear us! We are now facing the most dreaded commander ever, the champion of champions! Patrick "Vader" Tahon Himself! Nooooooo! Not again!
Ok. We might be doomed, and we're going to play very well if we want to satisfy our board.
Here is the terrain:
We had to deploy first since we were defending, and something interesting happened during that phase.
And we stole the initiative! Meaning we would move first! So we " cheated" the opponent, making him believe our cavalry were in a flank attack, which failed to arrive. So that we would know then where and when Vader's attack would occur. We might earn a few turns that way. Meanwhile, the infatry moved as fast as possible to get into position, simply because... The ennemy infantry was unreliable!
As soon we discovered his failed flank march, our cavalry jumped into the fight, and in one swift move, here is what happened:
Meanwhile, on the right flank, we needed to buy some time against the hard hitters, and we decided to sacrifice as many units as possible to try to destroy the ennemy infantry.
The flank attack was decisive, and combined with the infantry, it was devastating.
Patrick had to send troups in bad going to slow down the slaughter. Where was his flank march?
Am I a genius or what!
I must admit number 1, that you did well, winning against such a mighty opponent. But in truth? Come on, even a starfleet cadet could have done the same! Your plan was not as worthy as Hannibal! You had an ennemy unreliable corps right in front of you, who stayed that way for 3 turns! And the flank march didn't arrive until too late! You were lucky, that's all! No one can resist against such odds! Might I remind you that you were about to break? Had the flank march arrived sooner, you would have lost! Had the corps been reliable, you would have lost! Ah well. I suppose Starfleet needs some good news, sometimes. You're right, we can celebrate. Champagne and brie anyone?