Myself and Ross would endeavour to explore this idea, via a game of Lion Rampant. In which my Feudal English would once again take on the role of Crusaders, whilst Ross - quite enthused by his first play of LR some time ago - would take on the task of commanding Mongol raiders, having assembled a set or two of the Fireforge miniatures for the part.
This looked like being a tricky challenge for my troops, as whatever the scenario this was going to boil down to a low mobility, low shooting army, facing a High mobility, high shooting one. A real chalk and cheese encounter that I felt would advantage the Mongols heavily.
In the end the randomly rolled scenario would only make this seem even harder for me.
|The battlefield and initial deployments|
It would be up to my foot men at arms and their supporting infantry to try and draw the Mongols in.
|Close up on the charge|
When Glory was factored in it was a victory for them still, though the odds were evened up somewhat as I had managed 6 points of boasts. As I recall it ended 8-6 to Ross.
This was, as I've already alluded to, a really tough game, enjoyable, but a real challenge. My force as it stands is not suited to this scenario - which I've had to play twice against such a foe - and certainly not to this foe. I think I will have to find some time to add some reinforcements to the English, but the question is what? The three candidates are a unit of Mounted Sergeants, for more mobility, a unit of Crossbowmen (heavy missilery) to add firepower, or a unit of slingers to add more skirmishing.
Time will tell, but it looks like one of these must be recruited soon if we're not to be whipping boys to these 'mounted shooter' types.