Saturday, March 29, 2008
So, we set up a DBA Scenario for Poitiers at Triples. A big part of the plan is obviously to encourage people to think about the SoA Battleday at Bletchley on the 26th April. We used Richard Lockwood's Battle Pack (download from the website) and extensive reading to resolve some of the problems ... the great disparity between the armies, the characteristics of the battlefield, the advantages that allowed the English to achieve so decisive a victory. Was this a longbow victory, and what was the herse formation? How much of the battle should we depict for a DBA game? How should we model the hedge that defined the English battle line?
(thanks to Shows North stalwart Graham Fordham for the figures etc, in the pictures)