On the 4th day of our Waltrop campaign, the Greeks under the command of Heracleides explored and occupied hexagons 22, 13 and 12, without further resistance. The Aquarians, lead by Spiros, took hexagons 62 and 71. In hexagon 81 they encountered a large group of green creatures and a behemoth.
Spiros said: „Hmmmm.... that's unusual. The light yellow guys are very colourful.“
I played the green creatures:
Warband General (yellow), 9 Warbands (green), 1 Behemoth
My cousin Sven played the Aquarians:
Hero General, 6 Spears, 4 Shooters
I was the defender and placed the terrain.
Since Sven had brought a box full of rocks from Munich and hexagon 81 shows a thin coastline next to the stormy sea, I filled the board with rocks and some tropical forests.
This gave me some trouble deploying my warbands in a battleline.
I placed the behemoth on my right flank. Sven placed his hero general opposite to it.
Although my behemoth didn’t have a chance to win the fight, it attacked the hero and almost chased it off the board, but alas, with the help of an element of spears, the hero finally managed to slay the beast.
Taking a picture of the battlefield from above, the remote control cable of my camera got stuck in the tripod and almost damaged it.
This made me nervous and without thinking too much I attacked an element of spears with my warband general.
Both elements had rear support but the spears were also supported by another element of spears on their left side. My combat and tactical factors added up to +4, Sven received +5. I rolled a 1, Sven rolled a 6. I lost the general and Sven won the battle, a well deserved victory for the Aquarians who occupy a large part of the coast of Waltrop now.